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Surfer Weathervane – In the Curl

December 14, 2022

The design for Surfer Weathervane – In The Curl, was a collaboration with our client’s vision, his daughter’s artistic creativity, and our stellar design crew, making it all come together beautifully and functionally. We love the way the surfer seems to be in air, while the design has him ‘anchored’ in three places for stability. … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Goldendoodle with Champagne Cork

November 15, 2022

This Goldendoodle in Playbow with a Champagne Cork Weathervane was first commissioned by a couple of Pinot wine grape growers, who wanted portrait weather vanes of their two dogs who have  ‘overseen’ operations on the vineyard through the years. This one is Lucca, a white Goldendoodle. The copper sculpture piece has been gilded with optional … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Great Dane with Natural Ears

November 1, 2022

This Great Dane with Natural Ears Weathervane was created because of multiple requests from customers who wanted a weathervane sculpture piece with ears like their dog’s. We also offer this design with upright ears. Pictured above is a portrait of Nero. The collar and the distinctive markings on the muzzle, chest and feet were requested … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane – Dressage Extended Trot, V2

September 13, 2022

This Extended Trot Dressage Horse Weathervane, V2, was created as a result of customer requests. They saw our Extended Trot Dressage Horse V1, and requested a variation with a lowered lead leg. Fabricated in swell-bodied style, and with glass eyes, we can easily make this a portrait vane by working from photos of the horse. … [ Read More ]

Quarter Horse and Donkey Weathervane

August 16, 2022

Our Quarter Horse and Donkey Weathervane was commissioned by a couple who had rescued a donkey they named Casanova, to put to pasture on their Michigan ranch. To their pleasure, their Quarter Horse, Rowan, became pals with Casanova. Naturally, when it came time to choose a subject for the weather vane that would top the … [ Read More ]

Goldendoodle and Squirrel Weathervane photos pxlr text $$$$

August 4, 2022

Under Goetz in FMP Small NA Medium 40 hrs, $5695 Large 52 hrs, $7495 XL:  60 hrs, $9595

Skier Weathervane – Female Schussing

August 2, 2022

Our Schussing Female Skier Weathervane has been modified into a portrait piece here. Our customers sent us a number of cute pictures, with their daughter holding the pose while standing in the kitchen, enabling close-ups in clear focus (not the blur they would get as she shoots by on the slopes!) We really like the … [ Read More ]

Llama Weathervane with optional Sun and Moon, Yin and Yang

August 2, 2022

This Llama, Standing Weathervane with Sun and Moon, Yin Yang was commissioned by a couple who wanted to incorporate their business logo with their llama weather vane. Incorporating a business logo as an element of the arrow’s fletching is such a great idea we are amazed we never thought of it previously! The very first … [ Read More ]

Lobster Weathervane

June 29, 2022

This Lobster Weathervane was first commissioned for a family compound off the coast of Maine that has been in the family since the 1700’s. We can just imagine how integral the prized Maine lobsters have been to their gatherings! The property is sheltered by some further offshore islands, breaking the winds a bit, but they … [ Read More ]

Automobile Weathervane – Porsche 911, 1967 Hardtop

June 2, 2022

Our Porsche 911 Hardtop Weathervane was first commissioned as a gift. The couple was building a new barn, and the wife thought her husband would love to have a weather vane of his classic Porsche spinning at the crest of the roof line. She selected a large size because of the viewing distance from the … [ Read More ]

H5 Logo Weathervane – Exclusive

May 18, 2022

This Exclusive H5 Logo Weathervane is a lovely example of the creative ways our customers choose to express themselves with their weathervane. This is not an advertising logo, because nothing is being sold or advertised. It is more of a branding, or family crest. It demarcates the home place of a family. What a wonderful … [ Read More ]

Trout Weathervane – Leaping V2

May 18, 2022

This Version Two Leaping Trout Weathervane has a very active look. As pictured it has been fabricated from copper in Swell-Bodied style. It has glass fish eyes. Our customers selected brass for the water splash. Brass is 70% copper, and weathers with a slight color variation from the copper. It is a nice touch. The … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Double Brittany Spaniels – Portrait

May 11, 2022

This Double Brittany Spaniels Weathervane was commissioned by a wife as a birthday to her husband. It is a portrait piece of their two dogs, Riley (seated) and Rosie. Many photos of the two dogs were sent to us, assuring our accuracy in portraying the dog’s configurations and markings. The dogs have been hammered from … [ Read More ]

Om Weathervane – Design

March 23, 2022

Our OM Weathervane will be crafted in copper. It is pictured here with optional gold leaf applied to the swell-bodied symbol. If this Om Weathervane is just right for you, then without design fees you could own #1 in our limited series for this design. We love this design and the idea of it. It … [ Read More ]

Fisherfolk and Dory Weathervane

March 9, 2022

Our Fisherfolk and Dory Weathervane was commissioned by a couple celebrating their 30th Wedding Anniversary. They decided to give themselves a gift of something they’ve always wanted—a handcrafted weather vane! They were remodeling their home and putting a cupola on the roof line to mount their weather vane. Deciding on a design was not difficult … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane-Mare Running, Design

March 9, 2022

Our Running Mare Weathervane originates from many customer requests. We have Mare and Foal Running Weathervanes in our catalog in both Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred, and they are very popular. But after years of comments on how much the running mare element was liked we decided it is time to create a stand alone design … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Labrador Retriever, Standing Alert

January 5, 2022

This Alert Labrador Retriever Weathervane was ordered by a gentleman as a Christmas gift for his wife, who trains dogs for Canine Companions for Independence. At the time she was awaiting her sixth puppy! He went through our existing labrador retriever weather vanes in our catalog and found a dog in the properly attentive pose … [ Read More ]

BHR Logo Weathervane – Exclusive

January 5, 2022

This Exclusive BHR Logo Weathervane was crafted for the beautiful and expansive Blame Her Ranch, in New Mexico (‘Blame Her’ being a family joke and riff on the family name). The copper letters of the logo were fabricated in swell-bodied style.  The ellipse is a copper tube, and the two copper balls have been enameled … [ Read More ]

Chicken Weathervane – Hen and Flock of Six Chicks

December 15, 2021

Our Hen and Flock of Six Chicks Weathervane was commissioned by a customer in Panama. He was building a new home and wanted a housewarming gift for his wife. As you might be able to guess from the design, they have six children. In addition to this weathervane, we also made them a Phoenix Rooster … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Yorkshire Terrier, Running

December 1, 2021

Our Yorkshire Terrier Running Weathervane was first commissioned as a portrait of our customer’s beloved companion. We adapted the design from the photos to accommodate the restrictions presented in translating fur to copper and in the technical necessities of a functioning weather vane. For instance, in the photos the hairs flying back from the ears … [ Read More ]

Black Swan Weathervane

December 1, 2021

This Black Swan Weathervane, Cygnus atratus, was commissioned by a couple seeking to have a weathervane inspired by their business logo to mount on their lakefront home. The sculpture piece is fabricated in copper. For the smooth, graceful lines of their logo, simple, swell-bodied style was employed. Our master artisans took extra care to keep … [ Read More ]

Airplane Weathervane – Aviat Husky

October 28, 2021

This Aviat Husky Weathervane is a 3D replica made for favorite customers in Alberta Canada. They are avid fliers and the wife ordered this weathervane as a surprise for her husband. (they already have one of our airplane weathervanes and the husband loved that one.) For this particular weathervane, at her request, we added skis. … [ Read More ]

Boat Weathervane – Boston Whaler

October 28, 2021

This Boston Whaler Weathervane is a portrait piece of our customer’s personal boat. When we craft a modified replica of boats in particular, we work from both customer photos and schematics to assure we get the hull correct. The boat in this weathervane is fabricated from copper sheet in simple swell-bodied style, while the couple … [ Read More ]

Octopus Weathervane

October 21, 2021

Our Pacific Giant Octopus Weathervane (Enteroctopus dofleini), was first commissioned by a woman in Alaska, to be mounted on her 8′ by 8′ She Shed. A lovely idea, both visible from the house and yet adorning her place of retreat and creativity. There were some long discussions here with our team of designers and fabricators, … [ Read More ]

Magnificent Frigatebird Weathervane

October 21, 2021

This Magnificent Frigatebird Weathervane (Fregata magnificens), was commissioned as a birthday gift for our customer’s hubby, to be mounted on their oceanside home in the Florida Keys. While all of our spread-winged weather vane designs come with a security device included, to prevent them from ‘taking off’ on windy days, we went further for this … [ Read More ]

Airplane Weathervane – Socata TBM 930

October 14, 2021

This Socata TBM 930 Weathervane was ordered by a family living near the beach in Florida. It is a copper replica, in 3D, of their family plane. Master artisan, Rolando, did the fine work of creating this technically detailed piece. While all of our weather vanes with spread wings, be it a plane, a bird, … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – French Mastiff (Dogue De Bordeaux)

October 14, 2021

This French Mastiff Weathervane was commissioned as a birthday and anniversary gift from a wife to her husband. She also ordered* (It was two gifting occasions, after all!) our Walking White Tailed Deer Weathervane. Both vanes were to be mounted on the barn/garage. The French Mastiff was to be mounted atop their three-car garage and … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Dachshund – Long Hair Walking – Portrait

September 23, 2021

This Walking Long Haired Dachsund Weathervane is a portrait memorializing Mr. Deeds, a beloved family companion. From the photos they sent to help us ‘capture’ the little guy, we could see his bright, happy spirit. So that was our goal in this design. Because we make each of our weather vanes to order, you could … [ Read More ]

Icarus Weathervane

September 9, 2021

Our Icarus Weathervane was originally commissioned as a surprise gift, which was a bit tricky, because it is also a portrait piece of the recipient! But, by working carefully with the client, and leaving very very cryptic phone messages the few times actual phone calls were needed, we indeed succeeded in the surprise. We can … [ Read More ]

Pot Still Weathervane, Version Two – Exclusive

September 9, 2021

Our Pot Still Weathervane, Version 2 , is a good example of how effective it is to use a weather vane to enhance and publicize a business. These customers, White Hills Distillery, were converting an old barn on their farm into a distillery when they first contacted us. They call it Farm to Flask! It … [ Read More ]

Flounder Weathervane

September 2, 2021

Our Flounder Weathervane was commissioned by a family who had previously ordered our Labrador Retriever Running with Duck Weathervane. This commission was for their beach house, and in addition to this new flounder design, which was to be mounted on a gazebo in their yard, they ordered the Yellowfin Tuna Weathervane for the roof of … [ Read More ]

Lucy and the Lamp-post Weathervane

August 26, 2021

Our Lucy and the Lamppost Weathervane is indeed iconic. Truly a lovely statement to hope and nature. Because of its complexity and having multiple figures, it was not possible to make it in any size smaller than large and have it be visually effective. The copper sculpture piece is fabricated in high detail swell-bodied style. … [ Read More ]

Arrow Weathervane with Sun and Finial

August 26, 2021

Our Sun and Finial Weathervane was a lovely commission. Our customer, Thomas Aquinas College, had a very specific vision of what they wanted. The sun, acting as both the windcatcher and the fletching on the arrow, is fabricated in copper with optional gold leaf gilding applied. The finial is spun copper. We offer many choices … [ Read More ]

Flying Jackass Logo Weathervane – Exclusive

August 26, 2021

This Flying Jackass Weathervane is an exclusive design for the Flying Jackass Ranch in Texas. It is a swell-bodied sculpture piece fabricated in copper, and has brown glass taxidermy eyes. The rear legs of this design are in mirror image, which was done here to add stability to the attachment to the arrow, while the … [ Read More ]

Watering Can and Morning Glories Weathervane

August 26, 2021

Our Watering Can Weather Vane with Morning Glory or Nasturtiums is an elaboration on our Watering Can with Flowers Weather Vane. We can make a variation on this complex design based on your favorite flower. A nice option is the optional addition of some gold and/or palladium leafing to accent the copper weathervane. The petals … [ Read More ]

Carolina Wren Weathervane

August 12, 2021

This Carolina Wren Weathervane (Thryothorus ludovicianus) was commissioned to be mounted atop a new boathouse at the family home, which is named Wren Cottage. So now they have this adorable local bird watching over the water and they can see it from their house! What a great choice of location. The sculpture piece is fabricated … [ Read More ]

Yellowfin Tuna Weathervane

July 29, 2021

Our stunning Yellowfin Tuna Weathervane, Thunnus albacares, was designed as a third order* from a great customer. They began with a Labrador Retriever Running with Duck, because the sportsman husband hunts with this dog. Being also a fisherman, they then ordered a Flounder Weathervane, and now this Yellowfin Tuna, which will be mounted on the … [ Read More ]

Mountain Climbers Weathervane – Exclusive

July 29, 2021

Our Mountain Climbers Weathervane was ordered by a family that enjoys combining exercise and nature, be it skiing, hiking, sailing…the works. They especially enjoy mountain climbing together. As the Dad (who was surprising the family with this wonderful weather vane) wrote to us on why he chose this subject: We have greatly enjoyed mountaineering trips.  … [ Read More ]

Paddleboarder Weathervane

July 22, 2021

Our Paddleboarder Weathervane is quite popular with our customers. Pictured here is a portrait vane of one of the family’s daughters commissioned by the wife and kids as a surprise birthday present for the father. It was a hugely successful surprise. To create this portrait the family sent us photos of the girl on her … [ Read More ]

Airplane Weathervane – Grumman AA1-B – 1976

July 22, 2021

This 1976 Grumman American Yankee Airplane Weathervane, Model AA1-B was originally commissioned by a lovely high flying family. This gift for their son is the third classic plane weather vane* we’ve made for them—all of planes they own and love. Our shop master, Thomas, worked his magic on this technical sculpture piece, and it shows. … [ Read More ]

Handlebar Mustache Weathervane

July 22, 2021

The Handlebar Mustache Weathervane pictured above was commissioned by a business-owning, handlebar mustache adorned client to mount atop his establishment. And why not, it is his signature look and his customers recognize him by this elegant feature. This swell-bodied vane is fabricated in copper. If, like this customer, you want it to appear a bright … [ Read More ]

Feather Weathervane – Duck Curved

July 15, 2021

We love this Curved Duck Feather Weathervane because of its grace and effectiveness. It is fabricated in copper in swell-bodied style. The tip of the feather has been gilded with optional gold leaf, adding bright, eyecatching interest as the vane turns and points into the wind. As the copper weathers to a deep rich brown, … [ Read More ]

Gosling’s Rum Logo Weathervane – Exclusive

July 15, 2021

This Gosling’s Rum Logo Weathervane is a great example of the effectiveness of business-oriented weather vanes.  Historically, weather vanes were first used just by royalty and the upper classes, flying their heraldry and coats of arms. As metalworking became increasingly more available to the working classes weathervanes became a way for businesses to illustrate their … [ Read More ]

Two Girls Holding Hands Weathervane

July 15, 2021

This Two Girls Holding Hands Weathervane was commissioned to celebrate a lovely family photo that captures both their two girls as children and their pinot vineyard. The photo is also on their wine label. The sculpture piece is crafted from copper and brass. The vests, socks, and grape leaves are brass. Optional gold leaf gilding … [ Read More ]

Mermaid and Dog Weathervane

June 9, 2021

This Mermaid and Dog Weathervane is a sweet addition to our very popular Mermaid options. You will see from the photos that the copper sculpture piece is crafted as a mirror image, meaning however the wind blows you are viewing the lovely mermaid from the front. To accomplish this the detailed, swell-bodied construction needed to … [ Read More ]

Yoga and Comet Weathervane – Exclusive Design

February 8, 2021

This Yoga and Comet Weathervane was commissioned with intention. Our customer was building a lovely new yoga studio and wanted a weathervane based on her logo. She supplied us with pictures and we translated the logo into a weathervane for her. For centuries, people have used weathervanes to indicate their professions. Judges might use the … [ Read More ]

Norwich Terrier Weathervane

February 8, 2021

This adorable Norwich Terrier Weathervane in Play Bow is one of two ordered by this customer. She also ordered our Highland Cow Weathervane. Pretty smart purchase. All of our customers receive a 10% discount on subsequent purchases, but when ordering two at once the discount applies to both, with the discount given at the time … [ Read More ]

Cawing Raven Weathervane

February 8, 2021

Our Cawing Raven Weathervane (Corvus corax) is a lovely example of how very effective a simple swell-bodied sculpture piece can be. Our master artisans did a great job of creating detail on this design with their hammering and repoussé skills. To keep the price down the customer who first commissioned this copper weather vane chose … [ Read More ]

Nurse Shark Weathervane

July 22, 2020

This Nurse Shark Weathervane (Ginglymostoma cirratum) was commissioned by a lovely family matriarch for her new home in Hawaii. Because she was such a caring, protective, and nurturing Mom her kids took to referring to her as ‘Nurse Shark’ and still do. So why not a weather vane to acknowledge that flattering appellation? Nurse sharks are … [ Read More ]

Sun and Surf Weathervane

January 23, 2020

This all copper and heavily gilded Sun and Surf Weathervane was first ordered for mounting on a new home in the hurricane corridor of the Gulf of Mexico. This family requested extensive optional gold leafing to create a very eye-catching presence as their weather vane sits atop their multi-storied home. Built in swell-bodied style and … [ Read More ]

Yin and Yang-Sun and Moon Gate Sculpture Piece

January 23, 2020

Our Sun/Moon Yin/Yang sculpture piece is an excellent example of how our master artisans can create a lovely stationary statement for your home or business. As pictured this customer ordered a pair for their double gates, thereby receiving our standard 10% discount for subsequent orders on both pieces, because they were ordered at the same … [ Read More ]

Double B Logo Anchor Weathervane

January 23, 2020

This Double B Anchor Logo Weathervane is a great example of how beautifully family insignia can work as a weather vane theme. Mounted on the roof of the family beach house this emblem with its jaunty crown is completely charming. It is crafted from copper, in swell bodied style. The crown has been gilded with … [ Read More ]

Cowboy and Cross Weathervane

January 23, 2020

This Cowboy and Cross Weathervane is a beautiful example of how one family chose to display their reverence in an item of beauty on their home. The sculpture was fabricated by our master artisans in copper. There are interesting technical details to this sculpture piece. The large cross needed to be mounted in such a … [ Read More ]

Leaf Logo Weathervane

January 13, 2020

Our customers special ordered this Leaf Logo Weathervane in a size larger than our regular extra large to keep it to scale on their Inn, which was a great choice as you can see in the picture above. The leaf is fabricated from copper in Simple Swell-Bodied style. Optional gold leafing has been applied to … [ Read More ]

Feather Weathervane – Straight

December 18, 2019

This Straight Feather Weather Vane is one of several feather vanes in our catalog. It is one of our earliest weathervane designs. If you glance through our website, you will see that our style has evolved quite a bit since then. However, this design captures the simple spirit for which folk art is known and … [ Read More ]

Giorgio Crest Logo Weathervane – Exclusive

December 18, 2019

This Exclusive Giorgio Crest Weathervane was an early custom logo order for us. We are very proud of our execution of this iconic symbol of elegance. This vane was made for the founder of the Giorgio line. He put it on top of a special octagonal-shaped memorabilia room on his property. The copper sculpture piece … [ Read More ]

Liberty Bell and Forceps Weathervane

December 12, 2019

Our Liberty Bell and Forceps Weathervane is another example of the long tradition of using a weathervane to assist customers in finding a place of business. Historically, the first metal weather vanes were used by the aristocracy to show their coats of arms. When fabricated metal became affordable to the merchant class and others, weather … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Dachshund Triple Portrait #3

December 12, 2019

Pictured here is a portrait Dachshund Weathervane of Celty, Carmen, and Coco. Portrait weather vanes of beloved animal companions are a popular way of celebrating their lives and creating a sweet visual for your home. In this vane two of the dogs have been crafted in copper, with one of those optionally gilded in gold, … [ Read More ]

Mt. Rainier Weathervane

December 5, 2019

This Mount Rainier Weathervane was originally ordered in 2003 (our digital photography skills have improved a lot since then!) by a family who live with and love the view of this dramatic peak. Weather vanes that reflect their surroundings can be very effective, especially when they capture a beloved element from their setting, be it … [ Read More ]

American Flag Banner Weathervane

December 5, 2019

The origin for this particular design came from a customer who wanted a very large American Flag Weathervane. The challenge was that with our standard American Flag Weathervane, all the surface area is to one side of the pivot point. This prevents us from making the traditional design any larger than two-feet in size. To … [ Read More ]

Tennis Logo Weathervane-Exclusive

December 5, 2019

This Tennis Logo Weathervane is a great example of how effective a weather vane can be for a place of business. In Colonial times, businesses used weather vanes to advertise their professions. Perched atop the highest point on a building, they drew people to their establishments. In times before literacy was widespread a weather vane … [ Read More ]

Grey Whale Swimming Weathervane

December 5, 2019

This Swimming Grey Whale Weathervane design is very visually effective. We love this design and would be happy to make it for you. You could have the number 1 in our limited run without a design fee. The copper sculpture piece would be fabricated in swell bodied style, with glass eyes. The optional addition of … [ Read More ]

Richie Rich Sculpture – Exclusive

November 14, 2019

This Richie Rich Sculpture was ordered by Warner Brothers Studios to be mounted on the gazebo in the set of the Richie Rich home for the 1994 movie. Alas, the scenes that included it ended up on the cutting room floor, but as the saying goes, it is in very good company. Just look at … [ Read More ]

Palmetto Weathervane with Three Trees, Two Chairs and Moon Design

November 7, 2019

Our Three Palmetto Weathervane with Two Chairs and Moon is one of those designs that suggests relaxation. Just looking at it encourages a little break time, under a tree, someplace warm. Palmettos and Palms are both in the Arecaceae family. The main difference is that Palmettos top out around 30 feet, while palms can soar to … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane Arabian/Egyptian Mare and Foal Trotting Design

November 7, 2019

This Trotting Mare and Foal Arabian/Egyptian Horse design is easily customized to be a portrait weather vane with the addition of optional gold or palladium gilding to detail the markings of a specific horse or horses. The sculpture piece would be crafted in copper in swell-bodied style and the horses would have glass eyes. Decisions … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane – Quarter Horse Mare with Foal Standing Design

November 7, 2019

This Standing Mare and Foal Quarter Horse design is easily customized to be a portrait weather vane with the addition of optional gold or palladium gilding to detail the markings of a specific horse or horses. The sculpture piece would be crafted in copper in swell-bodied style and the horses would have glass eyes. Decisions … [ Read More ]

Crossed Tennis Racquets Weathervane

October 24, 2019

Our Crossed Tennis Racquets Weathervane is a sporting design. You can see the rackets are atop a golf club. The couple who requested this design love both sports so much they wanted them both represented in their weather vane. The technical challenges of this design were interesting for our fine artisans. Attaching these light elements … [ Read More ]

Knight on Steed Weathervane-Version 2

October 24, 2019

Our Knight on Steed Weathervane, Version II, was originally designed for a castle-like home with two turrets. For the second turret our customers selected our Roc Dragon design.* We can just imagine how engaging it is to watch those two chasing each other from their respective turrets in the wind! This knight in all his … [ Read More ]

Football Weathervane – Player #2

August 29, 2019

This Football Player Weathervane #2 was commissioned as a birthday gift for a University of Michigan alumnus. It depicts a Running Back in a classic and famous stance, although it did require a little re-engineering to get it to function as a weathervane as well as a tribute to their alma mater.  The couple was … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane – Quarter Horse – Mare and Foal Running

August 29, 2019

This Quarter Horse Mare and Foal Weathervane is one in a series of Running Mare and Foal Weathervane designs that include Arabians and Thoroughbreds. Our customer for this particular variation was building several new barn structures on their ranch in Wyoming. They also ordered a portrait weathervane of one of their Black Angus Bulls. By … [ Read More ]

NeverEnding Story Weathervane

August 22, 2019

Our goal in the design of this Neverending Story Weathervane was to capture the energy of Michael Ende’s book of a young hero’s journey, and the beauty of the tales’s friendships in their exuberant quest. Designing this piece was a satisfying challenge. Conveying the luck dragon, Falkor, as flying with Atreyu above their friend on … [ Read More ]

Bull Weathervane – Brahman

August 22, 2019

This Brahman Bull Weathervane was first commissioned as a portrait of a beloved bull. Our customer sent us many photos, and was very helpful working with us to get the details of the gold leaf brands and their placement exactly right. It is a copper vane fabricated in detailed swell bodied style, with brown glass … [ Read More ]

Dinosaur Weathervane – Tyrannosaurus Rex

August 19, 2019

This Tyrannosaurus Rex Dinosaur Weathervane was commissioned by a husband wanting to surprise his wife for her birthday with a gift they had only dreamed of for their first ever home. While the home was in escrow he remembered her showing him our website and how they laughingly fantasized of having a T Rex weathervane … [ Read More ]

Farm Woman Weathervane with Goat – Exclusive

August 8, 2019

This exclusive Farm Woman with Goat Weathervane was ordered by the farm woman herself as a surprise birthday gift for her husband. He had wanted a weather vane of their farm’s logo to top the greenhouse they were building. Weathervanes are a classic way of businesses identifying themselves. In the days before literacy was widespread … [ Read More ]

Cowboy Hat Weathervane

July 18, 2019

This classic Cowboy Hat Weathervane was first commissioned by an artisan hat maker. We love it when our customers are carrying on the historic tradition of having their weather vane create signage for their business. This copper sculpture piece is crafted in full bodied 3D style. The hat band is copper, with optional palladium leaf … [ Read More ]

Camel Weathervane with Turtle

July 11, 2019

This whimsical and loving Camel and Turtle Weathervane was first commissioned as a Christmas gift. As we worked on the design some very sweet elements were included. They wanted this piece to be very affectionate. The copper for these sculpture pieces is fabricated in detailed swell bodied style. It has been designed as a mirror … [ Read More ]

Cat Weathervane – French Cat

July 11, 2019

This iconic Chat Noir Weathervane was fabricated in copper by our amazing artists in detailed, swell bodied style. It was fun to create such a stylized and iconic design. The gold leafing outlining is optional but recommended. As the copper darkens over time the gold line work will pop in fun ways and enhance the … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – German Shepherd, Standing

June 5, 2019

This German Shepherd Standing Weathervane was a bunch of fun to make. It is essentially a portrait—but a combined portrait capturing the essential natures of FOUR Dogs. Our customers sent us many pictures of the four: Franz, Lucia, Marty and Katy, and they gave us wonderful descriptions of their demeanors, such as loyal, charming, regal, … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane- Triple Dachshund Portrait 2

May 16, 2019

This is the second Three Dachshund Portrait Weathervane we have made. We love our portrait projects. Our customers send us many photos and then work with us for final details to enable our getting each dog and the look of the overall piece just right. Properly portraying the fur, the configuration, and markings are essential. … [ Read More ]

Sunrise Weathervane with Surf – Exclusive

May 2, 2019

Though this Sunrise with Surf Weathervane is an exclusive of a logo, we wanted to post it here to illustrate how effective a simple design can be. This vane is all copper made in simple swell bodied style. The splash of optional palladium leaf the customer selected really makes it work. As the weathering of … [ Read More ]

Alpaca Weathervane-Suri-Portrait of Moonlight

April 25, 2019

This Portrait of Moonlight, Suri Alpaca Weathervane was commissioned by a woman who has loved weather vanes most of her life, and this led to her replacing the horse weather vane on her alpaca barn to a portrait vane of her champion alpaca, Moonlight. To read the entire story of her project and our involvement … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane Arabian / Egyptian – Mare and Foal Running

April 11, 2019

Our Running Mare and Foal Weathervane is quite popular with our equestrian customers. In the version pictured here our customer customized the design some to create a more active a playful look, capturing the personalities and configuration of their Arabians. Customizing or personalizing an existing design is an economical way to assure your weather vane … [ Read More ]

Sailboat Weathervane – Bullseye

April 11, 2019

This sweet Bullseye Sailboat Weathervane was first commissioned as a surprise 60th Wedding Anniversary gift for a couple whose joy has been sailing. When we are working on a surprise gift we have some nice cagey procedures to be sure the recipient is not tipped off. Mainly, all correspondence is done in a personal name, … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Newfoundland Standing

April 11, 2019

Our Standing Newfoundland Dog Weathervane has been ordered often as a portrait vane. If you study the pictures above and the open-mouthed version below you will see varying details in tail position, head shape, and the dog’s coat. These personalizations are a part of how West Coast Weather Vanes assures that you get the weather … [ Read More ]

Deer Weathervane – Scythian Stag

April 4, 2019

This classic Scythian Stag Weathervane design was commissioned to be mounted atop a tree house dining room on a ridge high in the forest. These customers truly enjoy all elements that orient to the cardinal directions, as evidenced by the fine art table pictured that sits beneath their weather vane in their dining aerie. The … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Belgian Malinois Lying Down with Dogwood

April 4, 2019

This Belgian Malinois Lying Down with Dogwood Weathervane is one of several conceived of by a wonderful family of dog lovers. This one is a portrait of Tango reclining in a favorite spot. The vane is fabricated in copper, the eyes are glass and there is optional gold leaf applied to the dogwood flowers, Tango’s … [ Read More ]

Heart Weathervane – Triple

April 4, 2019

Our Triple Heart Weathervane was first commissioned by a family who wanted to celebrate their three children in a weather vane to be mounted on a new pool house cupola. It’s a sweet and elegantly simple design. The individual hearts are fabricated in copper and in swell bodied style. The family, in wanting to keep … [ Read More ]

Sailboat Weathervane – Spanish Galleon

April 4, 2019

This Spanish Galleon Weathervane is an interesting design for us. The customer who consigned the design wanted a galleon in motion on the ocean and slightly angled into the waves. Creating a design that is not either full face or full silhouette has challenges. Our solution of fabricating the sculpture piece as a mirror image, … [ Read More ]

Eclipse Weathervane

March 28, 2019

This Eclipse Weathervane is a beautiful illustration of why a total eclipse of the sun is so incredibly magical and captivating. The fact that in the vastness of the universe our little speck of a moon can occasionally and precisely block the light of the sun never ceases to amaze. The math of it all … [ Read More ]

Lightning Weathervane

March 28, 2019

This Lightning Weathervane portrays a lightning storm over a desert outcropping. This piece was commissioned in large to be mounted on a new garage. Sizing of weather vanes is an analog of factors that include scale of the place where it will be mounted, viewing distance, and background visuals. This vane was fabricated from copper … [ Read More ]

Onion Weathervane

March 28, 2019

This fresh Onion Weathervane was ordered for installation on a new garage being built on a small family farm. The onions represented are a specific variety developed by our customer’s foremothers. This is a copper vane fabricated in swell bodied style with optional gold leafing to create the contrast between the onion bulbs and the … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane Racehorse and Jockey Ver. 3

March 6, 2019

This Racehorse and Jockey Weathervane is one of several in our catalog on this popular theme. Our portrait racehorse weathervanes have been commissioned by Triple Crown Trainers, as memorials, and to honor racing champions.  Customers can send us photos of their horses and jockeys and we work up designs for their approval. We can match … [ Read More ]

Yacht Weathervane – Talaria 55

February 20, 2019

This sharp looking Talaria 55 Yacht Weathervane is another of our popular boating selections. It is fabricated from multiple metals, in the swell bodied style. The hull of the yacht is copper, as is the flag flying at the stern. The deck, cabin and rear platform are brass. These two metals will develop very subtle … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Labrador Retriever with Man Throwing Ball

February 7, 2019

Here is another of our popular Labrador Retriever Dog Weathervanes. In this one we have Man Throwing Ball. This is a portrait weather vane, and was commissioned for a 50th Birthday gift by the subject’s brother. It was sized to be mounted in the garden for constant viewing. Because the recipient lives on the blustery … [ Read More ]

Pileated Woodpecker with Chick Weathervane

November 15, 2018

Our Pileated Woodpecker and Chick Weathervane was one of two ordered by a family whose home was under construction. This vane will go on the roof of the home. They also ordered a Fairy Weathervane to be mounted near the pool.* To create subtleties of tone we used brass for the nest stump, and copper … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Golden Retriever, English Cream, Lying Down

November 1, 2018

This English Cream, Golden Retriever Weathervane, is a sweet portrait of Ted, a beloved canine companion for many years. Ted’s ‘family’ sent pictures, and worked with us to get every detail correct. We did stylize the chaise lounge a bit for this design, but everyone was happy with how well it worked to convey this … [ Read More ]

Wind Weathervane

November 1, 2018

This wonderfully graceful Wind Weathervane was conceived by another of our very creative customers to be mounted on a new cupola being added as a remodel element to enhance the overall look of the home. It is such an interesting concept and was fun to materialize! The ‘strands’ of wind were cut from 1/8th in … [ Read More ]

Owl Weathervane-Great Horned Hunting

October 25, 2018

Our Hunting Great Horned Owl Weathervane is a wonderfully challenging design. It is a detailed, swell bodied construction in Mirror Image! It requires a great deal of technical expertise to be able to bring this together in such a way that every element matches up, and, by making it mirror image, you will always see the … [ Read More ]

Cricket Player Weathervane-Silhouette

October 25, 2018

This Cricket Player Silhouette Weathervane was ordered as a wedding present. What a great idea to give a gift that will last generations! Silhouette weather vanes are classic and functional with a very reasonable price point while maintaining great visual effect. Silhouettes don’t work in the larger sizes because they are a single sheet of … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane-Wheaten Terrier in Play Bow with Squirrel

October 25, 2018

This Wheaten Terrier in Play Bow with Squirrel Weathervane is one of two Wheaten Terrier vanes* these customers ordered for their new home, which was under construction at the time they placed their order. They ordered this weathervane in a large size (three-foot sculpture piece) because of the viewing distance to the top of their … [ Read More ]

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