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Dog Weathervane – Golden Retriever Field Dog Running with Duck

April 28, 2016

This Golden Retriever Field Dog, Running with Duck was originally commissioned as a portrait piece. Our customer was owner to this astonishing hunting dog, and they were truly the dearest of friends. The configuration may seem a bit lean for a Golden Retriever, but in the hunting/field dog designation the breed has been developed as … [ Read More ]

Golfer Weathervane – Happy

April 28, 2016

This Happy Golfer Weathervane has been very popular. It was once ordered by a golf club repairman as part of a pair for his home workshop. The roof structure had two peaks, which he amusingly capped one with this Happy Golfer and the other with our Frustrated Golfer Weathervane. The customers love it. There are many fun … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane-Dominican Pinscher

April 14, 2016

This Dominican Pinscher Weathervane is a portrait piece of DEDO, a beloved, black and tan, one-eyed 17 year old Pinscher female. In the pictures above you can see a photo of DEDO, with pictures of her weather vane, and, if you look closely at the two drawings,  you can compare her more relaxed stance with a version … [ Read More ]

Snowman Weathervane

March 31, 2016

This whimsical Snowman Weathervane was commissioned by some fellow craftspeople who specialized in Snowman themed art and exhibited their work at various holiday craft fairs. In show season they placed the weathervane atop their booth to attract visitors to their display. The rest of the time it resides on top of their house. We love its delightful childlike … [ Read More ]

St. Nick Weathervane – Father Christmas

March 31, 2016

Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply ‘Santa’, is a mythical, historical and legendary figure in folklore who, in Western cultures, is described as bringing gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Our Father Christmas Weathervane is depicted in the Victorian tradition.  This sculpture piece is crafted in copper in … [ Read More ]

Car Weathervane Ferrari Silhouette – with Redwood Tree

March 31, 2016

The customers who commissioned this Ferrari Weathervane with Redwood Tree are neighbors here in the Santa Cruz Mountains. They live in the Redwoods, and he once owned this classic and beloved Ferrari. This weather vane is unique in that it mixes styles. While the car is in silhouette style the noble redwood is in swell bodied … [ Read More ]

Fish Weathervane – Hogfish

March 31, 2016

This Hogfish Weathervane was a fun project. The original commission was for a home being built in Florida. The owners are divers, and love this Western Atlantic fish that is only caught by spear fishing. Hogfish is said to be sweeter than grouper, and as rich as scallops. For this weather vane the customer requested optional gold leaf … [ Read More ]

Sailboat Weathervane – Concordia 47 Yacht

March 31, 2016

This Concordia 47 Yacht Weathervane is a highly detailed, 3 Dimensional, near replica of two sailboats the family who commissioned it had owned, which explains the two names on either side of the hull. It was ordered as a gift – one of those great surprises spouses can do for each other. In this instance … [ Read More ]

Sailboat Weathervane – Hinckley Pilot Yawl

March 24, 2016

Our Hinckley Yawl Sailboat Weathervane is designed in three dimensional style, though not precisely to high detailed scale. This is a very effective technique our designers and artisans have perfected for producing the satisfying eye appeal of a specific vessel, while creating a sculpture piece that functions well without the added time and expense of exacting … [ Read More ]

Sailboat Weathervane – Firpo Island Whaler

March 24, 2016

This masted vessel was first commissioned by a history buff of his local Firpo Islands. It is designed in mirror image, swell-bodied style, and crafted of copper. The customer requested we use optional gold gilding to add dimension to the ocean swell and brilliance to the puffed out sails and waiving flag. With its seaside mounting this … [ Read More ]

Sailboat Weathervane A-Cat, 3D

March 24, 2016

This Cat Rigged Sailboat Weathervane was fabricated in fully three dimensional style, per the request of our customer. It is crafted of copper, to detailed design, and has optional gold leaf identifying markings on the sail and the hull. As this lovely ‘vessel’ weathers and patinas the gilding will remain a bright marker for many decades. … [ Read More ]

Automobile Weathervane Rolls Royce – 3D

March 24, 2016

This Classic Rolls Royce Weathervane is one of our very early projects. It is fully three dimensional and wonderfully visual in its garden setting. As shown here, the Rolls Royce was crafted in copper, brass and nickel silver. A friend of ours made the hand blown glass Winged Victory as the hood ornament. The Rolls Royce featured in … [ Read More ]

Eagle Weathervane – Antique

March 24, 2016

Our classic Antique Eagle Weathervane was first commissioned by a school principal as a gift of appreciation to the school community she had spent many wonderful years with, as she was moving on. It was designed exactly to replace the original weather vane that had been on the school for many many years, but had been stolen. From … [ Read More ]

Book Weathervane with Feather

March 24, 2016

This Book Feather Weathervane appeals to the book lover in all of us and is a way to let others know about our passion for books. As shown here, the book was fabricated in brass, which creates a nice pairing with the brass directionals (north, south, east, and west). The feather and the small globe above … [ Read More ]

Soaring Heart Whirligig

March 24, 2016

Our traditionally stylized Soaring Heart Whirligig is a popular vane sculpture piece for celebrating weddings and anniversaries in addition to Valentine’s Day. As pictured here the sculpture piece is crafted of copper sheet, in swell-bodied style, and the wings have been brightened by the optional application of gold leaf, creating a bright sight on this spinning heart for many decades as … [ Read More ]

Peace Sign Weathervane

March 17, 2016

This Peace Sign Weathervane was inspired by a lovely woman from England who is very devoted to finding pathways to peace in her nation and the world. I guess you would call her a Peace Activist. She discovered West Coast Weather Vanes while visiting her son, a musician visiting here to play in the Baroque Music Festival at the … [ Read More ]

Peace Crane Weathervane

March 17, 2016

This traditionally styled Peace Crane Weathervane was commissioned by the La Selvans for Peace and Justice, in collaboration with the La Selva Beach Community Church, here in Santa Cruz County. This stellar group of citizens also have constructed a tiled Peace Pyramid in the little La Selva Beach triangle park. Here is one of the lovely quotes … [ Read More ]

Espresso Machine Weathervane with Cups

March 17, 2016

This Espresso Machine Weathervane with Steaming Cups was a fun project for us. Our San Francisco customer, a real coffee lover, knew exactly the look she wanted. When we suggested putting the steaming cups on the directionals for the vane to spin over, she loved loved the idea. This is 3 Dimensional piece, in a … [ Read More ]

Cannon Weathervane-War of 1812

March 17, 2016

Our War of 1812 Cannon Weathervane was commissioned by a Michigan resident as a surprise birthday present for her husband, whose nickname is ‘Cannon’. Michigan was a significant battleground during the ‘Second War of Independence’ as at least seven land battles and four naval or amphibious actions were fought there. This unique 3D design was fabricated in … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Belgian Malinois with Bird – Double

February 18, 2016

This Belgian Malinois Weathervane – with bird is part of a suite of commissions. It is a portrait piece of our customer’s pair of dogs from that time. In all, they have since commissioned four Belgian Malinois Weather Vanes, each a portrait, and each an attempt to capture the spirit of the particular dogs, commemorating the life … [ Read More ]

Dog Weathervane – Belgian Malinois – Double Playing with Stick

February 18, 2016

This Belgian Malinois Weathervane – Pair Playing with Stick is one of our first commissions. It is a portrait piece of our customer’s pair of dogs from that time. They have since commissioned three more Belgian Malinois Weather Vanes, each a portrait, and each an attempt to capture the spirit of the particular dogs, commemorating the … [ Read More ]

Cow Weathervane – Shorthorn Heifer

February 18, 2016

This Shorthorn Heifer Weathervane was commissioned as a birthday present for the owner of a shorthorn cattle ranch. Our customer sent us photos of one of their prize heifers and we used it as the model for this design. We even used optional gold leaf to match the markings on their cow! As the copper weathers … [ Read More ]

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

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 ]