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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, Lying on Lounge

November 1, 2018

This Golden Retriever Lying Down Weathervane, was first commissioned to be a portrait of Ted, an English Cream Retriever. 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 ]

Horse Weathervane-Running

October 25, 2018

Our Running Horse Weathervane has been quite popular. In the two pictures above you can see that one customer requested we apply optional gold leaf to the mane and tail, and the other preferred the look of copper for the entire sculpture piece. As the vanes weather the gilded tail and mane will remain bright … [ Read More ]

Skunk Weathervane – Walking

October 17, 2018

This Skunk Weathervane has been quite popular, and mostly as a gift. Think of the delight in opening that package! While this piece reads beautifully up on a roof top it is also quite great in a garden, and has been mounted that way by some customers. As pictured the copper skunk is fabricated in … [ Read More ]

Globe and Arrow Weathervane

October 11, 2018

This Globe and Arrow Weathervane was an interesting project. An international business ordered it for their corporate offices. Our challenge was to take the subject of a round globe and create a visually harmonious design that would actually function as a weather vane, spinning in the wind. Our solution was to incorporate a longer-than-usual arrow … [ Read More ]

Cat Weathervane – Ragdoll

October 11, 2018

This Ragdoll Cat Weathervane was designed for a couple in Hawaii who love their impressive cat, ‘Mr Hershey’. It was a fun project for us. First we had to educate ourselves about this interesting breed of large, docile, blue eyed cats. The Ragdoll was first bred in the 1960’s and has gone on to be … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Chesapeake Bay Retriever

October 11, 2018

This Chesapeake Bay Retriever Weathervane is actually a portrait of Zach, a beloved dog companion. To help us create the most perfect vane our client sent photos to assist in getting the details of Zach’s configuration exactly right. The weather vane sculpture piece is fabricated in detailed swell bodied style from copper sheet. The collar … [ Read More ]

Double Brew Weathervane

October 11, 2018

We designed this Double Brew Weathervane on a hot summer day, thinking of a refreshing break. We love the way it turned out. It is a swell bodied copper vane. As pictured the beer foam has optional gold gilding, at our customer’s request. With time the copper mugs will darken and the foam will remain … [ Read More ]

Airplane Weathervane – Viking S3B Screwbird

October 11, 2018

This 3D replica Airplane Weathervane – Viking S3B Screwbird, was commissioned as a surprise birthday gift for a retired navy pilot who currently restores vintage cars as one of his avocations. What a great gift! We worked with the wife on getting the exact details correct for the plane he flew in the Navy. It … [ Read More ]

Swimmer Weathervane – Butterflier

September 27, 2018

Our Swimmer Weathervane – Butterflier was first commissioned to be mounted atop the pool house gazebo of a family of avid swimmers. They love swimming so much they chose ALWAYS SWIMMING for their inscription on the copper tubing of the arrow the sculpture is built on. This is a detailed swell-bodied piece. The swimmer is fabricated … [ Read More ]

Mermaid Weathervane Holding Sea Shell

September 27, 2018

Our Mermaid with Seashell Weathervane is new to our catalog. Because of the way the body is arched and the tail turns back this sculpture piece is very very visually effective. For instance, in a large, 3 foot weather vane, you are actually getting an almost 6 foot mermaid! As shown, the copper sculpture piece … [ Read More ]

Robin Weathervane with Arrow

September 20, 2018

This Robin Weathervane with Arrow was custom designed for the new horse barn at the Cool Springs Environmental Education Center in North Carolina. It is a sweet piece. The elements of the box construction on the arrow, and the soft shapes of the robin are quite charming together. This piece was fabricated in copper by … [ Read More ]

Bass Weathervane -Largemouth with Straight Body

September 20, 2018

Our Largemouth Bass Weathervane with Straight body was first commissioned to be mounted on a new barn being built in a Missouri bass fishing region. The customer chose to have no arrow or fletching or other water elements, and we think it is a very very effective design choice. This vane will read beautifully from … [ Read More ]

Arrow Weathervane with Scrolls

August 23, 2018

This copper Arrow Weathervane with Scrolls gets straight to the point with style and grace. It points the direction of the wind. Arrow weather vanes are very effective on roof tops and they are quite economical. We have a nice variety of existing arrow and fletching designs for you to choose from or personalize, if … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – German Shorthair Pointing

August 9, 2018

We have made this German Shorthaired Pointer Weathervane several times. As can be seen in the pictures above, one of these versions was a portrait of a dog named ‘Ginny’. Ginny’s family sent us very detailed pictures, which is so helpful in getting a dog’s markings correct. These optional gold leaf markings will remain bright … [ Read More ]

Palm Tree Weathervane – Double on Arrow

July 19, 2018

Our customer in Australia wanted this Two Palm Weathervane designed for her new home and to have the home’s name inscribed on the arrow below the palms. Because this piece was being mounted at the seashore we installed our strongest security device to the mounting mechanism as a precautionary measure. The palms in this design … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Triple Labrador Sitting and Lying Portrait

July 19, 2018

This Triple Labrador Dog Weathervane is a portrait piece. It is always sweet for us to work on portraits. The customer sends us pictures of the actual dogs at work and play, and we go from there trying to capture the personality of each. Our skilled artisans worked as a team on this project and … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane – Rearing Bronc/Stallion

July 19, 2018

Our Rearing Bronc Horse Weathervane was commissioned by a Mom as a Christmas gift for her son. Her call came late in the year, too late for us to complete her order. When this happens we send out our gift package in time for the lucky recipient to have something to open on the special … [ Read More ]

Banner Weathervane Decorative #17

July 19, 2018

This Decorative Banner #17 weather vane illustrates a design particularly well suited to the addition of a name, numbers or a logo in the banner’s field. This vane is fabricated entirely in copper and will weather beautifully, first darkening into chocolate tones and eventually a patina of lovely greens will develop. Incorporating a logo or … [ Read More ]

Sailboat Weathervane – Transpac #52

July 12, 2018

This customized Transpac #52 Sailboat Weathervane was ordered as a gift for an avid Transpac Racer. In fact, his 25-year racing background allowed him to be inducted in two ‘Old Goat’ associations, which, in case you aren’t quite sure, is very prestigious. Hence the goat logos gilded in gold leaf on the sails. This sculpture … [ Read More ]

Fly Fisherman Weathervane Ver. 2

July 12, 2018

Our Version II Fly Fisherman Weathervane was commissioned as a special anniversary gift. Our customer’s husband loves fly fishing, and they were building a  new home and cupola at the time of their wedding anniversary, so it just made sense to create a special weathervane to celebrate both occasions. Our customer sent us a photo … [ Read More ]

Sunset Logo Weathervane

July 12, 2018

We love this Sunset Logo Weathervane and enjoyed working with our customers to create this specified ‘abstract’ logo of a sunset for them. We thought its silhouette against the skyline was so beautiful that we have included it (with their permission) in our catalog. The arrow tip and fletching here are copper and the representative … [ Read More ]

Sun Face Wall Sculpture (Friendly or Fierce)

July 12, 2018

Our Sun Face Wall Sculpture evolved from our popular Sun and Clouds Weathervane. Some customers wanted us to fabricate just the sun itself, to be hung on a wall in their house or on their patio. We have created versions of this design showing a gentle, beneficent sun face  and a fiery fierce face. We typically … [ Read More ]

Toucan Weathervane

May 17, 2018

Our Toucan Weathervane was ordered by some lovely people who live in snow country, but love the toucan’s of the tropics. We think perching this guy on the globe of the vane was a wonderful idea. Its fun working with customers to make the best weather vane possible and pleasing them with the results. This … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane – Rearing Stallion, Version 2

May 10, 2018

Our Rearing Stallion Weathervane, V2, is a new and improved version of one of our earliest designs. In Version 1  the front legs were fabricated as separate pieces and soldered onto the body. The mane and tail were hammered from single sheets of metal, silhouette style. The detailing is very simple. As our skills improved … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane Stallion Rearing Ver. 1

April 26, 2018

The Rearing Stallion Weathervane was one of our earliest designs and has been through several revisions over the years as our technical skill has improved.  This ancient photo from the pre-digital camera era attests to its early origins. The stallion pictured was crafted in copper, in swell bodied style with an optional gold leaf mane … [ Read More ]

Grasshopper Weathervane

April 12, 2018

This Grasshopper Weathervane was inspired by the world’s most famous Weathervane; the grasshopper that sits atop Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a symbol of prosperity and good luck. The Faneuil Hall Grasshopper weather vane is thought to have been designed and fabricated by Shem Drowne, the metalsmith who taught Paul Revere his trade. … [ Read More ]

Turkey Weathervane – Fan Tailed

April 12, 2018

The Wild Turkey weather vane continues to be a popular design here at West Coast Weather Vanes. There are a number of ways we can build this weathervane for you. It can be done in all copper or in a combination of copper and brass or copper and optional gold leaf. The turkey featured in … [ Read More ]

Tree Weathervane – Cypress

March 9, 2018

Our Lone Cypress Weathervane, Cupressus macrocarpa, has a beautiful and effective shape for viewing from a distance. It is particularly effective when selecting optional gold leaf on the trunks and branches, as pictured here. It is constructed in swell bodied, mirror image style, and has careful texturing of the foliage, trunks, and hillock on which it stands. … [ Read More ]

Tree Weathervane – Redwood

March 9, 2018

Our Coastal Redwood Tree Weathervane was a pleasure to design and construct. We love these trees, and everyone enjoyed the work of capturing their essence in copper and brass to become a family home weather vane. Our customers live deep in a Redwood forest and love these trees for their shade, their stature, and the … [ Read More ]

World Globe with Pencil Weathervane – Exclusive

March 9, 2018

This World Globe with Pencil Weathervane was constructed as an exclusive for the new main offices of a grammar school in Kentucky. It was installed on the cupola of the entry. We think the design has inspiring elements for young minds. Though you cannot order this particular exclusive design we include it here to note … [ Read More ]

Cow Weathervane – Brahman

February 1, 2018

This Brahman Cow Weathervane is one of earlier pieces. It is a copper sculpture piece fabricated in mirror image, swell bodied style. At the request of its owner, we inscribed their brand on the cow’s flank. The brand can optionally be created in gold leaf. The Brahman cow depicted in this photo was a very early … [ Read More ]

Sheep Weathervane – Bighorn Standing

January 18, 2018

This Bighorn Sheep Weathervane is a unique West Coast Weather Vanes design. Because we make each of our weathervanes to individual order, our customers specify that their weather vane be made in all copper, in a combination of copper and brass or with optional gold leaf. At the time of order more is specified than … [ Read More ]

Cow Weathervane Scottish Highland

January 18, 2018

This Scottish Highland Cow Weathervane is a  handsome copper depiction of this ancient breed of cattle originating in Scotland and known for their shaggy coats and long horns. Our customer requested optionally gold leaf gilding on the cow’s horns and the family name in golden letters on the arrow fletching. This same customer also ordered … [ Read More ]

Tree Weathervane – Pine Tree Double

January 16, 2018

This Pine Tree Weathervane was first ordered to mount on the entry to a retirement community in New Hampshire.  The customers gave us permission to offer this lovely classic design in our catalog. It is fabricated of copper in swell bodied, mirror image style. There are a few ways we see that this piece could … [ Read More ]

Tree Weathervane – Willow

January 16, 2018

Our Weeping Willow Weathervane is one of our older designs. It has been used as a logo for a willow themed shopping mall and it has been ordered for a cupola of a house in a willow enhanced region. Our master artisans actually developed new techniques and hammers to create this textured draping tree. It … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Shar Pei

December 21, 2017

This Shar Pei Dog Weathervane was first commissioned as a portrait piece of a dog named Finnegan. Though our master artisans have much experience creating the textures of fur with their specialized hammers and techniques, addressing the issues of creating the deep folds of a Shar Pei in copper repoussé and chasing without tearing the … [ Read More ]

Ladybug Weathervane

December 14, 2017

This whimsical Ladybug Weathervane, Coccinellidae, is a perfect complement to a flower, herb or vegetable garden, potting shed, gazebo or simply a home where gardening is a passion. It is crafted from copper in swell bodied style. For the body you can choose either gold leafed or palladium leafed spots (included in the price). We … [ Read More ]

Sailboat Weathervane – Set of Sail, with Skipper

December 14, 2017

This Set of the Sail Sailboat Weathervane with a young sailor is one of many of our popular line of sailboat vanes. Because we specialize in custom copper vanes, many of our sailboat designs represent actual sailboats. This one, however, was personalized not to represent a particular boat, but was a gift meant to symbolize a young woman’s … [ Read More ]

Airplane Weathervane – Quest Air Venture

December 7, 2017

This Quest Air, Airplane Weathervane was our very first airplane design. You will note that this particular plane does not show the windows as cut outs, which more typical of our later airplane weather vane designs. If you have a Quest Air airplane and are interested in having a weather vane made based on this … [ Read More ]

Crow Weathervane – Cawing

November 17, 2017

Our Crow Cawing Weathervane was first commissioned to top one of two cupolas on a new barn. In wanting to acknowledge the intelligence of the birds that visit their barn, these customers chose this Cawing Crow Weathervane for one cupola and the Owl of Athena Weathervane for the other. Crows have brains that are enormous … [ Read More ]

Automobile Weathervane – Triumph TR6

November 17, 2017

This Triumph TR6 Weathervane is a portrait piece. Every weather we make is essentially custom. No part of the fabrication is begun until we have worked with each customer to get the details and options exactly to their specifications. Here is an example of the communication we had in personalizing this particular design: My car is … [ Read More ]

Owl Weathervane – Athena

November 17, 2017

Our Owl of Athena Weathervane was first commissioned to top one of two cupolas on a new barn. In wanting to acknowledge the intelligence of the birds that visit their barn, these customers chose this classic stylized representation of the Owl of Athena for one cupola and a Cawing Crow Weathervane for the other. Historically the … [ Read More ]

Banner Weathervane Decorative #16 (scrolled) – Exclusive

November 9, 2017

Its always a pleasure for us to continue the historical tradition of weather vanes. When the Federated Church of Martha’s Vineyard called us wanting to replicate the six foot banner weathervane on their steeple we were honored and excited. We realized after seeing pictures of the vane and this classic Maine church, constructed in 1828, that to … [ Read More ]

Cow Weathervane – Jersey Dairy Cow

November 9, 2017

This Jersey Dairy Cow Weathervane is a variation on our Boy with Jersey Dairy Cow Weathervane. The Jersey featured here is a portrait piece of a customer’s prize dairy cow! We like the look of the pure copper sculpture piece, and know it will look great as the copper weathers to a deep chocolate brown color. … [ Read More ]

Cow Weathervane -Holstein Dairy Cow

November 9, 2017

This Holstein Dairy Cow Weathervane is a variation on our Boy with Holstein Dairy Cow Weathervane. The Holstein featured here is actually a portrait piece of a customer’s prize dairy cow! We used a combination of copper and optional gold leafing to indicate its distinctive markings. As the copper weathers to a deep chocolate brown color, the … [ Read More ]

Logo Weathervane Monkeypod Fork – Exclusive

November 6, 2017

This Monkeypod Fork Weathervane is the logo of a restaurant in Lahaina, Maui. Beyond being an exclusive design it is also a custom size. We have posted it here to illustrate how a weathervane can be used to enhance a business in a memorable way. Historically, in the late 1600s and early 1700s, when weathervanes crossed … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane – Gansu

November 6, 2017

This Gansu Flying Horse Weathervane was a delight to design. Our clients were creative and thoughtful to work with. When we design a new sculpture piece for one of our weather vanes there are technical considerations that will impact what is possible. If you look at the closeup of the hoof and bird you will … [ Read More ]

Blue Front Amazon Parrot Weathervane

October 19, 2017

Our Blue Front Amazon Parrot Weathervane was first commissioned to commemorate a beloved parrot friend of our customer. Parrots have long lives and make great bonds. They bring such humor to their families with their imitations and joking around. This copper representation was fabricated in the small size with the intention of being mounted indoors. … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – English Cocker Spaniel, Standing

October 3, 2017

The English Cocker Spaniel, Standing Weathervane that is pictured here was designed as a portrait. Our customer sent us pictures to help us get the conformation correct and they asked us to apply optional gold and palladium leaf to replicate their dog’s markings. This is the kind of personalizing that is our specialty. It is … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Whippet Double

September 14, 2017

This copper Whippet Dog Weathervane was a birthday present for the husband. His wife, Catherine, secretly worked with us on the design by sending us photos of their two dogs, Pilot and Gizmo. We then reworked our existing design to make it a personalized portrait of their two dogs. One of the photos above shows … [ Read More ]

Seagull Weathervane – Landing

September 13, 2017

Our popular Seagull Landing Weathervane has been ordered for beach houses, boat yards, and as a memorial. Most have been given as gifts. This swell bodied copper design is fun in the way we have eliminated the arrow and fletching, having the gull appear to be landing atop a globe. For the vane pictured, our … [ Read More ]

Rooster Weathervane – Phoenix Bantam

September 13, 2017

Our Phoenix Bantam Rooster Weathervane was originally commissioned by a customer who raises Onagadori type long tail chickens. This weathervane was to go atop her ‘Banty Barn’. I had never heard of these birds prior to receiving the commission but have since discovered they are quite fascinating (discovering interesting new subjects is one of the … [ Read More ]

Peacock Garden Sculpture with Fan Tail

September 12, 2017

This Peacock with a Fan Tail garden sculpture piece was a custom order featuring gold leaf details and set in glass ‘eyes’ on each individual extended feather. Very very elegant and dramatic! This piece was amazing to craft. It is a 3D presentation crafted in copper with highly detailed texturing on the body and individual … [ Read More ]

Butterfly Weathervane with Book

September 7, 2017

The design for this Butterfly with Book Weathervane was commissioned by a noted children’s book author and illustrator who was in the process of building a Little Free Library on a corner of her property. The open air library would have a cupola and kid sized seating, and she wanted something magical in her vane’s sculpture … [ Read More ]

Logo Weathervane – Buzzy Hornet – Exclusive

September 7, 2017

This exclusive Buzzy Hornet Logo Weathervane was commissioned by Shenandoah University to top their new dormitory. They chose to keep this piece exclusive in expectation of ordering others for future buildings as they expand. Using a weather vane as a logo has deep historical precedence. When metal weathervanes became possible for the merchant class, they … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Greyhound Racing

September 7, 2017

This popular copper Greyhound Dog Weathervane features glass eyes and distinctive tooling which gives the fur a realistic texture on the body. Our glass eye selection can accommodate a variety of dog eye colors. If you send us photographs of your special canine, we can personalize this weather vane to become a portrait. You can further individualize your … [ Read More ]

Sailboat Weathervane – Herreshoff 15

August 31, 2017

This Herreshoff 15 Sailboat Weathervane is a popular classic. Our customers for this vane have been homes and businesses. All lovers of this vintage and highly regarded “compromise sloop.” Between 1899 and 1928, ninety-two boats were built to the design. Only the S Boat, with ninety-four examples, and the venerable 12½ with 364 examples, were … [ Read More ]

Lion Weathervane – Roaring

August 10, 2017

We enjoyed designing and crafting this Lion Roaring Weathervane. We really think we captured the King of the Jungle here. For so many the lion has meaning and connection. The lion plays parts in religion, poetry, and shamanistic totems. Just the nobility of this beast sparks creative imagining. In this example the copper sculpture piece … [ Read More ]

Bunnies Leaping Weathervane – Double – Design

August 10, 2017

This Bunnies Leaping Weathervane is a sweet linear design, very suitable to signage. Many of our small animal vanes have been ordered as signs for pre-schools because they are so cute for the kids. The gamboling rabbits here remind us of children at play. For this design the copper rabbits are crafted in swell bodied … [ Read More ]

Banner Logo Decorative #14

August 10, 2017

This Decorative Logo Banner #14 Weathervane was created to match the logo on the gates of the beautiful Oregon retreat, Silvies Valley Ranch. The Silvies logo has been applied to the banner in palladium leaf. We enjoyed working on the design for this Banner, and think it interesting enough that others may want to use it … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Dalmatian Standing

August 10, 2017

This copper Dalmatian Dog Weathervane features glass eyes and distinctive tooling which gives the body realistic dimensions. You are welcome to send photographs of your special canine for a customized weather vane depicting a favorite dog. Glass eyes are available in a variety of dog eye colors. As an option, the use of gold leafing … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane Racehorse Single Design Ver. 1

August 10, 2017

We envision this design for our Horse Weathervane – Single Racehorse, Version 1, as capturing the noble steed in the final steps after taking the ribbon! No longer in a full out run, but still in active motion. We modeled this design after the famous racing thoroughbred, Dullahan. But we would be happy, with the help … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane – Racehorse, Single, Ver. 2

August 10, 2017

This Racehorse Weathervane was designed for a client living on the California Coast. The family are lovers of horses and the art/skill of racing. They wanted a very active pose, and this version of our Racehorse Weather Vane does seem to be on the move. They selected a mix of metals for the swell bodied … [ Read More ]

Banner Weathervane Decorative #15 – Fleur de Lis

August 3, 2017

We love this Fleur de Lis Banner Weathervane. It was first commissioned by the city of Normandy, Missouri for mounting on one of their government buildings. For their order they requested ‘Lucky Pennies’ be attached from the year of the city’s incorporation and the current year. They also requested the banner be inscribed with the city … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Rough Coated Collie, Trotting

August 2, 2017

For the Rough Coated Collie Weathervane featured here our customer requested optional gold leafing to match the markings of their dog. Our dogs also have glass eyes in the color of your choice, and our skilled artisans can vary the texture of the dog’s coat depending on whether it is a show dog or a field … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Labradoodle Trotting #2

August 2, 2017

Our Trotting Labradoodle Weathervane is a portrait piece. With the help of your photos, it could be personalized to be a portrait of your labradoodle. Our skilled artisans fabricated the sculpture from copper in high detail swell-bodied style. Each of the artists in our studio has made their own personal set of hammers for creating the details and … [ Read More ]

Sailboat Weathervane – Hinckley Sloop

August 2, 2017

The woman who first commissioned this Hinckley Sloop Weathervane was creating the perfect gift for her mate. A lover of sailing, he had purchased an old Hinckley in California, towed it to the East Coast and spent 15 years on the restoration. Sailing in this beauty is a great joy for the family. West Coast … [ Read More ]

West Highland Terrier Weathervane in Play Bow with Cat

August 2, 2017

Originally ordered as a portrait piece, our Highland Terrier Weathervane with Cat, is quite popular. It seems Westies and Cats being cute together is a common sighting! This sculpture piece is fabricated in copper, in swell bodied style. Our artisans take special care with the repoussé texturing on the fur of the individual pets, creating nice … [ Read More ]

Arrowhead Weathervane

July 27, 2017

Our classic Indian Arrowhead Weathervane is a simple and effective choice for an economical vane in a large size. We have designed a stylized representation of a flint knapped stone arrowhead, hand tied to the shaft with a large wing feather fletching. This piece is fabricated in copper. The arrowhead is swell bodied, and the … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane – Antique Trotter, Exclusive

July 27, 2017

This wonderfully stylized Antique Trotter Horse Weathervane is now mounted atop our customer’s tennis pavilion. It is such a smoothe and effective design. And it is so effective in swell bodied copper only, with dark glass eyes. We love the active motion of this sculpture piece! Plus, there will never be another just like it! … [ Read More ]

Honey Bee Weathervane

July 27, 2017

This Honey Bee Weathervane, Apis mellifera, was designed for an entomologist to give as a gift to his insect loving wife. In fact, the entire family had a passion for the insect population here on planet earth. We had fun designing this honeybee, with the help of our client. No amount of looking at pictures can … [ Read More ]

Chinese Dragon Weathervane – Exclusive

July 20, 2017

This Exclusive Chinese Dragon Weathervane was an exciting project for our studio. All of the artists, from designers, to pattern makers, to vane makers, to gilding specialists had fun with this unique challenge. The scale and grandeur were so present, even from the beginnings of cutting the copper sheet, and designing the texturing hammers to … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Labrador Retriever Lying Down

July 20, 2017

When you look at this Labrador Retriever Weathervane, Lying Down, imagine it atop a two cupola barn, with a Lab Sitting Weathervane on the second cupola. This project turned out so adorable, as the two dogs, buddies in real life, would spin in the wind to face and chase each other. A great project and … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Double West Highland Terriers in Play Bow

July 20, 2017

Our Double West Highland Terriers in Play Bow Weathervane is quite popular with customers who have known and loved the pleasure of watching the friendships of these playful dogs. In its simplest iteration, as a copper only sculpture piece, fabricated as a mirror image (looks the same from both sides) in swell bodied fashion, with … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Shih Tsu Maltese

July 20, 2017

This Shih Tsu Maltese Weathervane is wonderfully effective and playful. Our clients for this design were creating a portrait of their Abby, and used body position and optional palladium gilding to capture the nature and markings of their canine pal. In this portrayal the dog and squirrels have been crafted in copper in swell-bodied style. … [ Read More ]

Sewing Machine Weathervane – Antique

July 13, 2017

This Antique Sewing Machine Weathervane was commissioned as a surprise Christmas gift. The husband was excited and proud of his wife’s newly opened quilting studio in their refurbished barn and wanted to properly show his admiration and love. It was a grand surprise, and so in keeping with the history of weather vane use. When … [ Read More ]

Plover Weathervane – Double Flying

July 13, 2017

This Plover Weathervane, Charadrius melodus, beautifully captures the lovely sight of Piping Plovers skimming the waves. Whichever of the many plovers you are familiar with in your region, this profile is unmistakable. Constructed as a mirror image, high detail, copper vane, it is fabricated in swell bodied style. The birds have glass eyes and optional gold leaf … [ Read More ]

Children Weathervane-Three Girls with Kite, Portrait

July 13, 2017

Our clients for this Three Girls with Kite Weathervane loved our Children’s Weathervane selections, and the kite flying combinations in particular. For this sculpture piece they hired a photographer to capture their girls in various poses, after consulting with us on what kind of views we would need to design the piece. (To be effective … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane – Thoroughbred

June 29, 2017

We have made this Thoroughbred Horse Weathervane in all copper as well as copper with optional gold leafed mane and tail, and glass eyes. Because we make each weather vane to order, we can also use gold leaf (or palladium leaf) to personalize your vane to match your horse’s individual markings (for example, a blaze … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane – Shetland Pony

June 29, 2017

This frisky little Shetland Pony Weather vane was designed for a stable that worked with familiarizing small children with horses. The customer wanted a more whimsical interpretation for their facility. For this version the customer requested optional gold leafing on the mane and the tail, although it could also be fabricated in copper or brass. … [ Read More ]

Wheaten Terrier Weathervane – Standing

June 29, 2017

This copper Wheaten Terrier Dog Weathervane features glass eyes, optional gold leafed patterns and distinctive tooling which gives the fur a realistic texture on the body. Customers can provide photographs of their special canine pets for a customized weather vane depicting their favorite dog. Glass eye color can be selected to accommodate a variety of … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane Paso Fino – Exclusive

June 29, 2017

Our high stepping Paso Fino Exclusive Horse Weathervane is popular, and with good reason. These Carribean beauties are amazing to watch and this vane illustrates their beautiful gait. Here the sculpture piece is fabricated in copper, with optional gold gilding on the mane and tail. Our artisans have created personal sets of hammers for replicating … [ Read More ]

Rooster Weathervane – Fierce

June 29, 2017

This Fierce Rooster Weathervane was commissioned by a couple who had found a picture in the Farmer’s Almanac of a cast iron rooster and they asked us to recreate it in copper as a weather vane for their barn. We chose to fabricate this sculpture piece in deep swell-bodied style (not quite 3D) to give … [ Read More ]

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