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Horse Weathervane with Rooster

January 28, 2016

Our Horse with Rooster Weathervane was originally commissioned by a woman with a small family farm in the California Coastal Range. The horses and chickens were the delight of her children and became the final choice for their homestead as they all made this design decision together. Though not actually a portrait piece, the animals are … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane – Jumping with Male Rider

January 14, 2016

Our Jumping Horse with Rider Weathervane was commissioned as a January 2016 80th birthday present. The rider pictured in this portrait piece, was an accomplished equestrian in Switzerland in younger days. His wife chose this weathervane for their new barn in their current homeland, the USA, as a suitably lofty gift for such an important date. The copper sculpture piece … [ Read More ]

Surfer Weathervane – Santa Cruz

December 10, 2015

Our Santa Cruz Surfer Weathervane was a delight to design. We worked with the customer over some weeks getting the exact combination of realistic surfer and stylized wave that they envisioned. Everyone here loves the result. The sculpture piece is fabricated from copper in detailed, full bodied style. Our artisans have special hammers they have made … [ Read More ]

Golf Cart Weathervane

December 10, 2015

What better gift for a golf enthusiast whose home is on the links than our Golf Cart Weathervane? When this sportsman’s wife found our website and golf weathervanes, she had trouble choosing. In the end she chose to personalize our Golf Cart Weathervane to be more reminiscent of her spouse, including blue glass eyes, and … [ Read More ]

Bull Weathervane Brangus

December 3, 2015

Our Brangus Bull Weathervane was originally commissioned by a cattleman’s wife for his Christmas present. Choosing the size was an interesting process which we will share with you here in case it helps you determine what size weathervane might work best for you. First, their home is two stories, and the vane would be mounted … [ Read More ]

Brewery Weathervane

December 3, 2015

Our Beer Mug Weathervane was commissioned by the delightfully hip Alltec, Inc. This lovely company creates, among other noted beers and ales, their Kentucky Bourbon Ale, which is aged 14 weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels. The Brewery sits across the street from the Distillery, where their first batch of Kentucky Town Branch Bourbon went into the barrels … [ Read More ]

Pot Still Weathervane

December 3, 2015

Our Pot Still Weathervane is an exclusive weathervane done for the delightfully hip Alltec, Inc. Their first batch of Kentucky Town Branch Bourbon went into the barrels in 2007 and sales began in 2011. They commissioned us to create this pot still weathervane for their distillery, with a later Brewery Beer Mug Weathervane, to be … [ Read More ]

Canadian Flag Weathervane

December 3, 2015

Our Canadian Flag Weathervane was ordered by a couple who had seen and loved our American Flag Weathervane, and wanted one for their beloved home and country. Silhouette style weathervanes are good for low or normal wind conditions. If you have a high wind environment, such as directly on the coast or on a mountain … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane Patchen

December 3, 2015

This stylized Patchen Horse Weathervane is a replica, commissioned by the State of California to replace the 1877 original sculpture piece which had to be removed for preservation. It is mounted on top of the carriage house at the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park. This is a classic piece that required the skill of our artisans … [ Read More ]

Leaf Weathervane Red Oak

November 24, 2015

The customer who first ordered this Red Oak Leaf Weathervane wanted to make a statement that complimented his home environment. This vane was to be mounted on the center top cupola of a long and large single story barn located in Connecticut on a site graced with many native red oaks. Because the barn was quite large and the visual background wooded, … [ Read More ]

Car Weathervane-Corvette Stingray Z06

November 24, 2015

This 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 Weathervane was commissioned as a surprise gift for a couple’s 30th wedding anniversary. Our client’s husband has a car dealership and was impatiently waiting for his special ordered model to be delivered. Not surprisingly, the new weathervane, based on his new car, was a well received complement to its bigger role model. We worked … [ Read More ]

Letter Weathervane-Double R with Anchor

November 19, 2015

This Double R with Anchor Weathervane was commissioned as a custom logo or signature piece. Another, and often more economical way to make a logo design using your initials is to select a sculpture piece from our vast archive and adapt it with the addition of your logo and/or initials. This is particularly effective when emphasized by gilding in gold or palladium leaf. … [ Read More ]

Paddle Tennis Racquet Weathervane

November 19, 2015

This Paddle Tennis Racquet Weathervane was commissioned by the Ruth Lake Country Club of Hinsdale, Illinois. They were building a new gazebo in the paddle tennis area of their grounds and thought it would be a fun location device. They requested this copper sculpture piece have optional gold gilding on the ball, and the handle. They also had the … [ Read More ]

Sailboat Weathervane – Wendameen Schooner

November 12, 2015

Our original customers for this weathervane were a lovely couple building a new home in New York. They had been married in Maine on the decks of the historic 1912 ‘Wendameen’ Schooner with the ship’s captain performing the ceremony. They liked the inclusiveness of their personal connection to this vessel and also reflecting back to the history of shipping … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Bouvier des Flandres Running

November 12, 2015

The copper Bouvier des Flandres Dog Weathervane depicted here shows a dog in motion. This seemed appropriate, as Bovier’s are known as hard working dogs. We offer dogs that are running, trotting, standing in a classic confirmation pose or even playing with a ball or catching a Frisbee, depending on our customer’s preferences. On the particular … [ Read More ]

Bat Weathervane – Family of Bats

November 10, 2015

Our Bat Family Weathervane, Chiroptera, was originally commissioned as a gift. The customer’s boyfriend had surprised her two years previous with one of our Witch Weathervanes, and it had been such a satisfying gift, bringing daily viewing pleasure, she wanted to return the favor and add to their collection of lovely outdoor art. This customer was quite … [ Read More ]

Bookworm Weathervane (Banana Slug)

October 30, 2015

This particular weathervane does double duty as both a Bookworm and a Banana Slug, the official mascot for the University of California, Santa Cruz. Both Ken and LizAnne, the owners of West Coast Weather Vanes, are UCSC graduates and hold a warm spot in their hearts for their alma mater. As active alums, they donated … [ Read More ]

Arrow Weathervane with Globe

October 29, 2015

This Arrow and Globe Weathervane was commissioned by a woman with a distinct vision for the architecture of her home and the vane she wanted to mount on the roof. The copper globe was a custom spinning project, which explains the relatively high final price. The Arrow and Fletchings are also a custom design, and … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Airedale Terrier

October 29, 2015

This copper Airedale Terrier Dog Weathervane features glass eyes, optional gold leafed pattern and distinctive tooling which gives the fur a realistic texture on the body. Our wonderful artisans actually fashion their own personal hammers for creating the many distinct textures of fur, cloth, hair, and more. Some customers provide photographs of their special canine pets for a … [ Read More ]

Snail Weathervane

October 29, 2015

Our Snail Weathervane, Achatinoida Gastropoda, is popular with gardeners, and chefs, and scientists. As you can see from the pictures above, there is some flexibility in the bodies positioning. Some who have ordered this mollusc have opted to have the shell’s distinctive markings gilded, to create a bright distinct pattern visible for many years as the vane … [ Read More ]

Witch Weathervane with Moon

October 29, 2015

This Witch Weathervane was originally designed in the spirit of Halloween, with a long warty nose, peaked hat, brass buckles on her pointy toed boots, and riding a broom towards the moon. Then we had a request for the kind and pretty witch pictured here. Crafted in detailed swell-bodied style, the flow of her copper robe and … [ Read More ]

Boy on Moon Weathervane-Portrait

October 27, 2015

Our Boy on Moon Weathervane was commissioned by a local family who wanted to capture the magic of childhood in a portrait sculpture of their son and his beloved Goldendoodle. They visited us here at our studio and we talked about the project, took photographs of their son and his little buddy, Cooper, and gave them a studio tour so they … [ Read More ]

Witch’s Hat Weathervane with Broom Design

October 20, 2015

Our Witch’s Hat Weathervane with Broom is a visually effective and stylized statement that works well when seen from afar, and with busy backgrounds. It is also a very affordable option for making a witchy statement with your weathervane. When you order this sculpture piece there are many possible selections that will affect the final visual effect of … [ Read More ]

Cat on the Moon Weathervane

October 16, 2015

What could be more appropriate than this serene nocturnal cat complementing the rising moon? While this weathervane can be made all copper or in a combination of copper and brass. With the optional gold or palladium leafing added to the moon, the contrast between the luminous “moon glow” and the distinctive silhouette of the copper cat … [ Read More ]

Skier Weathervane – Slalom Female

October 16, 2015

This Slalom Skier Weathervane was commissioned by an avid skier for her new barn in Vermont. She wanted a modern and active interpretation of our earlier skier weathervane designs. What you see here is the result of her new commission. Originally fabricated in the large size, we added both optional gold and palladium leaf to the … [ Read More ]

Arrow Weathervane with Apple

October 8, 2015

This Arrow Weathervane with Apple and Worm is a whimsical variation on our Arrow with Apple Weathervane design. Both are pictured in the slider above. Affectionately referred to as ‘The Close Call’ by our talented crew, the little worm has just escaped when the apple is struck by the arrow. It is a lovely example of how a … [ Read More ]

Sailboat Weathervane – E Scow

September 17, 2015

West Coast Weather Vanes specializes in custom copper weathervanes and many of our sailboat weathervane designs begin as commissions from boat owners passionate about their crafts. In fact, this Melges E Scow Weathervane is one of several nautical sculpture pieces ordered by a customer who is an avid boating, sailing, enthusiast. In fact, he loves … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane – Mustang Running

September 10, 2015

This Mustang Running Weathervane was part of a larger, educational project. When the Bethel School District, in Eugene Oregon, was building two brand new schools to replace two established schools built in the 1950’s, they called us. They wanted weathervanes depicting their falcon and mustang mascots, to be mounted on the respective school cupolas. The school district … [ Read More ]

Washington State University Cougar Weathervane Logo – Exclusive

September 10, 2015

This Washington State University Cougar Weathervane is one of many commissioned logo and mascot weathervanes. It was to go a top a newly refurbished building on campus. Historically weathervanes have been used to identify businesses, professional trades and institutions going as far back as we can find records of weathervanes. Some of early examples include … [ Read More ]

Peregrine Falcon Weathervane Flying

September 10, 2015

This Peregrine Falcon Weathervane was part of a larger, educational project. When the Bethel School District, in Eugene Oregon, was building two brand new schools to replace two established schools built in the 1950’s, they called us. They wanted weathervanes depicting their falcon and mustang mascots, to be mounted on the respective school cupolas. The school district allowed … [ Read More ]

Hawk Weathervane-Hawaiian Io

September 10, 2015

Our Hawaiian Hawk Weathervane, Buteo solitarius, was originally commissioned and designed as a memorial to a beloved spouse. Though once endemic to the Hawaiian Islands the Io Hawk is now found only on the Big Island of Hawaii and is considered extremely endangered. This beautiful bird is a source of pride to many Hawaiians. This sculpture piece is fabricated … [ Read More ]

Rooster Weathervane – Crowing

September 10, 2015

Our customers for this Crowing Rooster Weathervane were building a farmhouse in a vineyard of the wine country of California’s Napa Valley. They wanted an exuberant, strutting, herald of the dawn with a wine cork held in the talons of his upraised foot. Because it was decided that an extra large size would best suit the visuals of the location … [ Read More ]

Hare Weathervane-Leaping

September 10, 2015

The design for this Leaping Hare Weathervane was commissioned by a couple with the surname of Hare who were in the process of refurbishing a historically significant barn and wanted a weathervane for its cupola. They were naturally very particular that their design be clearly a hare with no mistaking it for a rabbit. They … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

September 3, 2015

This adorable Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Weathervane is a portrait piece. Our customer sent us pictures of their very distinctive PBGV dog for us to work with him in creating the design. We sent them examples of our existing dog weathervanes in show configuration, playbow, and running stance. A trotting pose was chosen for its active depiction … [ Read More ]

Owl Weathervane-Great Horned Flying

August 27, 2015

Our flying Great Horned Owl Weathervane was originally designed to be mounted on a barn cupola in upstate New York. These customers are avid bird watchers and collectors of folk art. They already had several antique animal weathervanes mounted on their property, all of which are named! This ‘wise owl’ was to be named Einstein. A fun serendipity … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane, Saddle Bronc and Cowboy – Version 2

August 13, 2015

This incredibly active Saddle Bronc and Cowboy Weathervane, v2, came about after a call from a young couple who wanted to buy a gift certificate for their parents, and let them choose the design. The parents had both been ranching all of their lives, and were now building their retirement home. After receiving their gift certificate … [ Read More ]

Polo Pony Weathervane – with Rider V2

August 6, 2015

Polo Player Weathervanes are among our most popular horse designs. They have been installed as far away as Perth, Australia, Bogota, Colombia and many locations across the United States. Optional gold leaf works very well with this weathervane, accenting the intricate details of the tail wrappings, saddle blanket, leg wraps, and reins. We also gold leafed the rider’s … [ Read More ]

Sailboat Weathervane – Mackinaw

August 6, 2015

This Mackinaw Sailboat Weathervane was commissioned by one of our favorite customers.  Not only has his family visited our studio (they live in Colorado) but they have also ordered Elk, Cougar and Mustang Weathervanes from us in the past. This most recent weathervane may be the most special. They are in the process of renovating their historic … [ Read More ]

Monkey Family Weathervane

August 6, 2015

We just finished up a new Monkey Family Weathervane that has become an instant favorite around here. We are working with a family on the East Coast that loves monkeys. They requested a design with a father monkey offering a banana to the mother and baby monkey. A design like this is quite unique for … [ Read More ]

Guitar Weathervane – Fender Stratocaster

August 6, 2015

This sensational Guitar Weathervane is a detailed depiction of the historic Fender Stratocaster. It was commissioned in the highly detailed Extra Large size to be mounted on the cupola of a new music room our customer was building to both have a place to make his music and to display his extensive guitar collection. Optional gold … [ Read More ]

Banner Weathervane Brown University

July 30, 2015

Brown University, while doing a remodel, commissioned us to create this exact replica of an original Brown University Banner Weather Vane for one of their halls. Founded in 1764 as “The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,” Brown is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of … [ Read More ]

Church Keys Weathervane

July 30, 2015

This Church Keys Weathervane was commissioned by a parishioner of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church located in Lancaster, PA. It was a challenging project in that we were creating three dimensional flat surfaces on the copper keys. Our wonderful artisans enjoyed the process. For proper scale with the building the church ordered this vane in a large. … [ Read More ]

Automobile Weathervane – MG TD Sports Car – Silhouette

July 30, 2015

Our 1953 MG TD Weathervane was ordered by a couple who stopped by our shop on their way to Carmel to celebrate their anniversary. They were thrilled to see that we have the talent and experience to create a weathervane of their dear sports car. We all stood in driveway and admired this lovely piece of machinery as … [ Read More ]

Redfish Weathervane

July 30, 2015

Our Redfish Weathervane was originally commissioned by customers building a house on pilings near Fort Meyers, Florida. They watch this amazing and beautiful game fish grazing around their home site at different intervals throughout the year, and loved the idea of portraying in a weathervane what is going on below the surface when the tail … [ Read More ]

Elven Ship Weathervane

July 23, 2015

This elegant Elven Ship Weathervane was designed to be mounted on a newly constructed home at the California seashore. Like so many of us, these customers had been touched deeply by JRR Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings. They chose to design their home with the feel of an Elven Hall, and they named their home Grey Havens, also known … [ Read More ]

Dove Weathervane – Sitting

July 9, 2015

Our Dove Weathervane, Sitting, was inspired by classic depictions of the Dove of Peace. The design was developed for a woman who participated in the historic 1986 Peace March across the United States. She wanted to commemorate the 25th anniversary by planting a ‘Peace Pole’ in her garden and topping it with a copper Dove of Peace … [ Read More ]

Dove Weathervane – Flying

July 9, 2015

Our Flying Dove of Peace Weathervane was originally commissioned in 1997. Our customer wanted us to represent the Dove returning to Noah’s Ark with the olive branch to indicate that it had found dry land and their time of trial was coming to an end. This same Dove of Peace Weathervane also appears on our … [ Read More ]

North Star Weathervane with Starburst

July 2, 2015

This dramatic North Star Weathervane was commissioned as an exclusive logo piece for a new construction site at the Mount Rainier Mausoleum project. While we do not have permission to make this weathervane for other customers, we can certainly work with you to come up with a weathervane inspired by this design. We added optional … [ Read More ]

Corn Cob Weathervane

July 2, 2015

Our customers for this iconic Corn Cob Weathervane live in Rochester Minnesota, deep in the middle of what is known as the corn belt of North America. As a starting point for the design process they sent us a picture of a corn cob ‘disguised’ water tower that is literally an enormous visual landmark in the region. We created … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Labrador Retriever – Double in Adirondack Guide Boat

June 25, 2015

Our customers from Upstate New York commissioned this sweet Labrador Retriever Weathervane as a portrait of their two dogs. They sent us pictures for refining the details and if you look closely you will see, among other details, a difference in the shape of their eyes. This project began with a note from our customer that … [ Read More ]

Grape Weathervane Wall Sculpture Piece

June 25, 2015

Our customers for this Wine Grape wall hanging are wine enthusiasts here in California. They came to us with a vision of what they wanted and where they wanted to display it. We actually worked from photos of their entry to make the proportions of the sculpture piece compatible with the display space. The entire wall … [ Read More ]

Helicopter Weathervane – Robinson R44

June 25, 2015

Our original Robinson R44 Helicopter Weathervane was commissioned to go a top a cupola on a new barn hanger being built adjacent to a helipad in South Carolina. It was commissioned as a special birthday gift from a wife to her husband. We initially sent out a booklet and a gift wrapped copy of Steve Miller’s wonderful book … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Irish Setter Weathervane

June 18, 2015

Our copper Irish Setter Dog Weathervane is very popular with lovers of the breed. It is a swell-bodied, non-mirror image piece, that is iconic of this lovely active dog on point. This design can be easily adjusted to create a lovely portrait vane of a beloved canine companion. Our experienced vane makers have developed specialty hammers … [ Read More ]

Bicycle Weathervane Racing

June 11, 2015

This Racing Bicycle Weathervane was commissioned as a Christmas and 50th birthday gift for and avid bicycle racing enthusiast. When his wife secretly placed the order she mentioned that they would both be contacting us after Christmas, when he received his gift certificate and preliminary drawings, so that we could further personalize and perfect the details to … [ Read More ]

Car Weathervane Corvette 1963 Silhouette

June 11, 2015

This 1963 Corvette Weathervane was commissioned to top a car barn in Amesbury, MA. It is crafted from layered copper sheets in what we refer to as silhouette style. By layering we add enough strength for the design to withstand wind, and it allows us to chase design elements into the metal and make cut-outs without weakening the vane. On this piece our … [ Read More ]

Helicopter Weathervane – Sikorski S92

June 11, 2015

The couple who originally commissioned this Sikorski S92 Helicopter Weathervane own a Texas transport company on the Gulf of Mexico and fly only the S92. For such perilous work this is the best possible choice, with the FAA certification board calling the S-92 the “safest helicopter in the world.” When they built their new home they knew they … [ Read More ]

Car Weathervane Corvette 1967 Silhouette

June 11, 2015

This classic Chevy 1967 Corvette Stingray Car Weathervane was commissioned by a customer in Massachusetts who drove this car off the lot brand new, and has maintained and enjoyed it through all the years since. It is crafted from layered copper sheets in what we refer to as silhouette style. By layering we add enough strength for the design … [ Read More ]

Anchor Weathervane

June 4, 2015

Our classic Anchor Weathervane was originally commissioned by a woman who wanted to both celebrate her husband’s birthday, and commemorate the recent passing of his father, the ‘anchor’ of the family. Here’s what she had to say when their weathervane arrived: I LOVE IT!!!!  It came out sooooo beautiful.  Thank you so much for all of … [ Read More ]

Beehive Weathervane with Bees

June 1, 2015

Before the days of milled lumber many societies wove their beehives from the sturdy grasses of their region. These picturesque hives are called skeps and were exactly the kind of look the customer who first ordered this Beehive Weathervane with Bees wanted for her garden. In fact she ordered two of them! They were mounted … [ Read More ]

Bullfrog Weathervane

April 14, 2015

Our customers for this Bullfrog Weathervane were inspired when they saw our Frog & Dragonfly Weathervane while visiting our studio. Unfortunately, when they were ready to make their order, that series was sold out in the small size. They then came up with the brilliant idea of doing a Croaking Bullfrog instead of the regular frog. They thought it would be perfect in … [ Read More ]

Bonefish Weathervane

April 14, 2015

This Bonefish Weathervane is popular with anglers. Fly fishing for bonefish, called bonefishing, is a popular sport in the Bahamas and southern Florida. Since bonefish live in shallow inshore water, fishing may be done by wading or from a shallow-draft boat. Bonefishing is mostly done for the sport, so the fish are released, but they may … [ Read More ]

Balloon Weathervane Bouquet – IV

April 14, 2015

Our Four Balloon Weathervane was first commissioned by a family wanting a balloon named for each of its members; the mother, father, and two children. In the pictures you can just make out the year of birth pennies and the name plates at the base of each balloon. We have another of this vane in production for … [ Read More ]

Armillary Sphere Weathervane

April 14, 2015

This charming representation of the classic Armillary Sphere was a custom commission by the amazingly artistic and creative founder of  Velocity Circus-Arts and Entertainment, Gregangelo. He has a fascination with the heavens and has also commissioned us to make a Centaur Weathervane for his home. Centaurus is a famous constellation in the Southern sky. The … [ Read More ]

Airplane Weathervane Piper Cub

April 14, 2015

Our Piper Cub Weathervane was originally commissioned in commemoration of a man who had truly loved flying his Piper Cub. We have had numerous clients touching that tender place of remembrance with a weathervane that reminded them of their loved one’s favorite pursuits. As time passes this pleasant remembrance becomes increasingly fond. This weather vane … [ Read More ]

Airplane Weathervane – Socata TBM 700

April 14, 2015

Our Socata TBM 700 Airplane Weathervane is a 3D replica of the original French USA collaboration. As pictured, this commission also included optional gold leaf to both replicate the custom paint job our customer enjoyed so much on his plane and to illustrate the wheels, wing flaps and tail number. As the vane weathers through the chocolate tones and … [ Read More ]

Coxed Eight Racing Weathervane

April 9, 2015

Our Cox Eight Racing Shell Weathervane was originally commissioned by a former Olympic rower residing in New Port Beach, CA. It was an interesting project and the customer had some wonderful ideas about its portrayal. We love the choice of making the standard lower bar a rowing paddle. And the solution we worked out together to illustrate … [ Read More ]

Anvil Weathervane

March 30, 2015

Our Anvil Weathervane was commissioned by a customer who knew exactly what he wanted. In his own words, Saw your website and love it…  I am looking to get a custom weathervane made. I have attached a picture of my childhood anvil weathervane we had on our barn. I am looking for the full length to be … [ Read More ]

Cargo Ship Weathervane

March 26, 2015

Our Cargo Ship Weathervane was commissioned as a birthday gift for our customer’s father, to be mounted on a new home his parents were building. His father is Captain of a cargo ship, and he wanted to acknowledge his pleasure in the occupation. A fun touch was to engrave SS Blatte (the family surname) on the ship’s ID plate. He … [ Read More ]

Banner Weathervane – Zephyr

March 3, 2015

This Zephyr Weathervane is one of our personal favorites. While it looks very ornate and decorative, if you look closely, you will actually see Zephyr’s face with cheeks puffed out, blowing the wind. Hint: turn your head ninety degrees to the left and look again! Zephyr blowing the wind is a most appropriate subject for … [ Read More ]

Banner Weathervane – Italian

March 3, 2015

Our Italian Banner Weathervane was styled after a weather vane our customers saw in Italy. They brought us a blurry photo they took while on a summer vacation and asked if we could replicate it for their new home. (They also ordered a Boxer Dog Weathervane for their new garage.) We did need to take some liberties with … [ Read More ]

Banner Weathervane Decorative #8

March 3, 2015

This banner Weathervane was originally commissioned as part of a matched set, with a different year cut into the surface on each banner. At the architect’s request, we added some optional custom ornamental metalwork above and below each banner. The price for this banner includes the sculpture piece itself and our standard hardware (stainless steel installation rod, … [ Read More ]

Rabbit Weathervane – Easter Bunny Design

February 27, 2015

Bunny Rabbit Weathervanes are popular. They have been purchased by childcare centers, garden stores, bookstores and families for their homes. Our Rabbit Weathervane-Easter Bunny is a variation on our Rabbit Pulling Carrots Weathervane. The addition of the little basket is so cute. The inner ears, eggs and bow tie can be crafted in copper or … [ Read More ]

Banner Weathervane – Military

February 27, 2015

The Military Banner Weathervane featured here was commissioned by a frequent customer who often selects our weathervanes to give as gifts. She ordered this Air Force Banner Weathervane to acknowledge her brother’s long career of service and retirement from the military. As part of the ‘lucky penny‘ tradition we included a penny from the year he began his service … [ Read More ]

Yacht Weathervane – Eastbay 50

February 23, 2015

Our Eastbay 50 Yacht Weathervane was commissioned by the proud owner of this lovely vessel. He wanted a weather vane on his boat house that replicated his yacht. This was a demanding yet fun project that required the careful work of Thomas, our Shop Master, who has a real talent for replicating technical detail. This is a fully 3 … [ Read More ]

Hot Air Balloon Weathervane – Triple

February 19, 2015

Our triple Hot Air Balloon Weathervane is visually effective and very popular with balloon travel enthusiasts. With each order our customers have asked us to customize their copper, swell-bodied sculpture piece with optional gold and/or palladium leafing both on the baskets and recreating the design pattern of their individual balloons. This is a wonderful personalizing touch. These gilding … [ Read More ]

Airplane Weathervane – Etrich Taube

February 19, 2015

This Etrich-Rumpler-Taube Weathervane was a delight for us to construct. Our customer requested a near exact replica to this vintage plane’s original design. It was considered the very first stealth aircraft, with translucent wings that made it difficult to identify at over 1000 feet. We replicated the entire craft in copper, and full bodied style, for strength and durability. Also requested … [ Read More ]

Airplane Weathervane B-24 Liberator

February 19, 2015

Our customer for this Consolidated B-24 Liberator Aircraft Weathervane piloted this challenging and vulnerable plane on sorties during World War II. While difficult to pilot and vulnerable to attack, it was critical to the war effort and provided excellent service in a variety of roles thanks to its large payload and long range. It was the only bomber to … [ Read More ]

Sun Weathervane with Moon & Star on Face with Comet

February 10, 2015

This Sun Weathervane with Moon & Star on Face with Comet turned out even better than we expected. They are just a wonderful fit. The swell bodied face gives you the opportunity to choose two different colors for the glass eyes. The optional gold leaf that we applied to the face and comet, can be … [ Read More ]

Lion of St. Mark Weathervane

February 10, 2015

The Lion of St Mark is, among other things, the symbol of the city of Venice, Italy – formerly the Republic of Venice. Our winged Lion of St Mark Weathervane was originally commissioned by a couple who fell in love with this charming and romantic city, and wanted a bit of that memory at their home … [ Read More ]

Sun and Surf Weathervane with Sailboat

February 10, 2015

We love the design we worked up with our customers for this Sun and Surf Weathervane with Sailboat. It is a combination of several classic elements and metals, and has so many possibilities for individualizing. The mirror image sun faces are fabricated of copper in swell-bodied style, while the rays, waves, and sailboat are silhouette style … [ Read More ]

Diver Sculpture

February 10, 2015

This striking Diver Sculpture Weathervane was commissioned La Pata Vista Hermosa Aquatics Center in San Clemente, California, to be mounted on the roof of their pool complex. They chose to have their piece spin in the wind, but not be a true weather vane, in that they omitted the directionals, preferring a smooth line and a watery … [ Read More ]

Pear Weathervane

February 10, 2015

In 1994 a small Pear Weathervane was commissioned for McCarthy Ranch Restaurant in Milpitas, California. It was such a successful logo presentation that in 2000 a pair of Extra Large vanes was ordered for the McCarthy Ranch Project, in Stockton California. Large shape weathervanes are very effective when designed to be viewed from afar. The McCarthy Ranch group designed … [ Read More ]

Geisha Weathervane – Japanese

February 10, 2015

This delightful Geisha Weathervane was commissioned by a gentleman who has a collection of Japanese wood cut prints. He asked us to replicate as a copper weather vane the geisha in one of his favorite prints. He loved our idea of having the ground she is walking over be a shamisen, the classic Japanese three stringed instrument often played … [ Read More ]

Fisherman Weathervane – with Boy

February 10, 2015

This tender Fisherman Weathervane with Boy was commissioned as a surprise gift to be presented at a retirement celebration. It depicts a grandfather teaching his grandson to fish. Our customer sent photos of both the grandfather and grandson so we could create this portrait weathervane, capturing the two of them at this special time in their lives. Both their names … [ Read More ]

Trojan Weathervane

February 10, 2015

Our Trojan Weathervane depicts ‘Tommy the Trojan’, a classic emblem of the University of Southern California, USC. Though the white horse Traveler is the true mascot of USC, this classic Trojan figure is oft represented in relation to this acclaimed university. In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks) after Paris of Troy took Helen from her … [ Read More ]

Spinning Wheel Weathervane – Intricate

February 10, 2015

Our Spinning Wheel Weathervane was originally designed as a memorial for a customer in British Columbia. His wife was an extraordinary weaver who spun her own wool, dyed it and wove it into clothing and blankets. This weathervane was a tribute in her honor. As such, we made it quite intricate. If desired, we can certainly … [ Read More ]

Secret Garden Weathervane

February 10, 2015

When we got a call from a Master Gardener requesting a Secret Garden Weathervane we surprised her with our level of delight. The conversation quickly went to how we each had cherished since our girlhoods the wonderful 1911 story of little Mary Lennox, Dickon and Colin in the Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Everyone here … [ Read More ]

Roofer Weathervane – on Roof

February 10, 2015

Our Roofer Weathervane was commissioned as a surprise gift for the husband and father of a family that was building a new home after many years of dreaming it into reality. The husband had worked long hours as a roofing contractor supporting his family, and the wife and sons wanted to acknowledge all that this meant to … [ Read More ]

Ink Pot and Quill Weathervane

February 10, 2015

This beautiful, classic design of an Ink Pot and Quill Weathervane was commissioned by a professional calligrapher to go atop her new studio. She was so excited, and helped us to get the design just right. We have lots of experience working in copper but we often rely on our customer’s expertise to make sure … [ Read More ]

Golf Weathervane – Woman and Man

February 10, 2015

Our customer for this vintage style Woman and Man Golf Weathervane will be mounting it on the observation deck of their Hilton Head Island, South Carolina home. How appropriate for a location renowned for its many golf courses. In 1956 Charles Fraser, an avid environmentalist and developer (a rare combination), opened the Sea Pines Resort, making it … [ Read More ]

Cameraman Weathervane – Filmmaker

December 18, 2014

Creating this Cameraman Weathervane was a pleasure for us. Originally commissioned in 2005 it is an iconic homage to an era that was ending as digital film making and projecting was the next great advancement in this fast past technological industry. Imagine, as we entered the 1900’s the first movie was shot on a camera that panned—prior … [ Read More ]

Palm Tree Weathervane – with Two Chairs

December 9, 2014

Our Palm Tree Weathervane with Two Chairs, was originally designed for a couple who love tropical themes, but, to quote, weren’t really ‘into’ flamingos. The artisans in our shop had a good time creating this piece. The piece is crafted of copper and brass. The brass trunks are in swell-bodied style, the copper chairs are repoussé in … [ Read More ]

Medical Weathervane – Insignia

December 9, 2014

This Medical Insignia Weathervane is made of copper and brass and is crafted in the silhouette style. As this sculpture piece weathers the different metals will age with a subtle difference in tone that will be very lovely. This caduceus, a traditional symbol of healing, was originally commissioned to be mounted in the sculpture garden at Garden of Hope, Bethlehem, PA. The … [ Read More ]

Lemon Weathervane – on Arrow

December 9, 2014

Our Lemon Weathervane was originally commissioned in large size as a display piece for the top of a gazebo in a shopping plaza in Manhattan Beach, California. The history of Manhattan Beach is colorful, to say the least, and includes a period when one of the larger landholders in the area was growing and experimenting with … [ Read More ]

United States Constitution Weathervane – Declaration of Independence

December 8, 2014

In 1999 we had the enormous honor of creating an exclusive United States Constitution Weathervane, to be displayed at Christmas in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Ken and I were thrilled to be invited both to create this piece and to go to the Capitol to see it placed. We love working with our … [ Read More ]

Coffee Pot Weathervane – with Cups

December 8, 2014

This sweet Coffee Pot Weathervane with Cups was commissioned by the owners of the DipSea Coffee Shop in Mill Valley, California. They had seen others of our weathervanes utilizing the directionals as part of the sculpture piece and asked us to design a ‘fat and happy’ coffeepot with steaming mugs of coffee below. This weathervane is crafted in … [ Read More ]

Horse Weathervane – Carousel Basic

December 2, 2014

Our basic Carousel Horse Weathervane harkens back to a history that began with knights in armor riding in circles and throwing balls between themselves as practice for combat. We also make a Deluxe Carousel Horse Weathervane with classic armor, drape, and gilding. The horse has glass eyes, and optional gold leaf to emphasize the stylized motion … [ Read More ]

Apple Weathervane – with Ladder

November 14, 2014

Our Apple and Orchard Ladder Weathervane was commissioned by an owner of apple orchards. He knew how great it would look mounted atop his historic wooden barn. This client also requested optional gold leaf to illustrate the shine of the apple and add distinction to the leaf. Gilding is a lovely way to add brilliance and contrast to a … [ Read More ]

Golf Weathervane – Frustrated Golfer

November 7, 2014

This Frustrated Golfer Weathervane was commissioned by a customer with a good sense of humor. He lives in Calaveras County, California, home to the famous Frog Jumping Contest, and wanted a glass eyed frog added to his design in an amusing way.  We all loved the result. In addition, he requested optional palladium and gold leaf to create … [ Read More ]

Golf Weathervane – Standing Golfer

November 7, 2014

Our Standing Golfer Weathervane was originally commissioned by a customer who loves the sport and history of golf. He wanted a classic stance and classic attire. He also wanted to further personalize the piece with his bespectacled self portraying the golfer. This sculpture piece is crafted in copper and brass, in the swell bodied style, with optional gold and palladium leaf accents. … [ Read More ]