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Salmon Weathervane – King Leaping

September 10, 2013

The Leaping King Salmon Weather Vane featured here was commissioned for a 70th birthday present for a man whose home overlooks the shore of Lake Michigan. This salmon weather vane can either be made in entirely in copper or the body in copper and the fins, tail and waves in brass for a subtle distinction … [ Read More ]

Salmon Weathervane – King Salmon Swimming

September 10, 2013

The King Salmon Weather Vane, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, also known as a Chinook Salmon, Spring Salmon, Tyee Salmon or Quinnat Salmon, featured in the image above consists of a swimming copper fish with brass fins and tail. We portray this salmon as a younger fish in a natural setting near the bottom of a river bed … [ Read More ]

Salmon Weathervane – Chinook Swimming

September 10, 2013

The Chinook Salmon Weather Vane, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, featured in this photo consists of a swimming copper fish. It has yellow glass eyes with black pupils that were custom made for this weather vane. The glass eyes are included in the price and come in a range of colors. This Chinook Salmon Weather Vane was commissioned … [ Read More ]

Sailfish Weathervane – Leaping

September 10, 2013

The Sailfish Weather Vane, Istiophorus platypterus, featured in this image consists of a copper fish with brass waves. In the case of this particular weather vane, our customer had us add optional gold leaf for the small spots in the fins. Because our vanes are made to order, the choice of metals can be modified … [ Read More ]

Rooster Fish Weathervane – Swimming

September 10, 2013

The Rooster Fish Weather Vane, Nematistius pectoralis, featured in this image consists of a nickel silver fish with inlaid copper stripes. Because our vanes are individually handcrafted, the choice of metals can be modified at the time your order is placed. More traditionally, we use copper and brass, or copper and optional gold, or palladium … [ Read More ]

Sea Otter Weathervane – Diving With Kelp & Pup

September 10, 2013

This Diving Sea Otter Weather Vane, Enhydra lutris, is one of our more active designs. You can see that the mother sea otter has safely tethered her pup in the kelp while she dives down to the sea floor to catch a star fish for its dinner. In the example shown, the mother otter, the … [ Read More ]

Sea Otter Weathervane – Floating With Abalone

September 10, 2013

The Sea Otter Weather Vane with Abalone, Enhydra lutris, featured here consists of a hand made copper sea otter floating on its back on a gentle, swelling brass wave. It is just about to dine on a tasty sea urchin. Because our vanes are handcrafted to order, the sea otter can also be made with … [ Read More ]

Sea Otter Weathervane – Mama Otter & Pup

September 10, 2013

Our Sea Otter Weather Vanes, Enhydra lutris, are quite popular here in California. This Sea Otter with Pup Weather Vane was originally commissioned by two proud parents after the birth of their first child. They enjoyed watching these furry mammals and their babies frolic in the kelp beds from their home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. … [ Read More ]

Frog Weathervane – Leopard

September 10, 2013

This Leopard Frog Weather Vane, Rana pipiens, is a variation on our standard Jumping Frog Weathervane. This Leaping Leopard Frog Weathervane is slightly plumper than his earlier counterpart that was inspired by the famous Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. This frog’s eyes are made from translucent glass which allows light to pass through them when … [ Read More ]

Frog Weathervane – Sitting

September 10, 2013

The Sitting Frog Weather Vane, Amphibian anura, featured in this image consists of a hand fabricated copper frog. A nice feature of this design is copper’s eventual patina to a beautiful shade of greenish blue. Over time, its color should more and more closely resemble a real frog! The eyes are made from handcrafted translucent … [ Read More ]

River Otter Weathervane

September 9, 2013

The River Otter Weather Vane, Lutra canadensis, shown in this drawing would be constructed as a copper River Otter on a brass river bank. Because our vanes are made to order, the choice of metals can be modified at the time an order is placed. We created this design for a customer who was deciding … [ Read More ]

Manta Ray Weathervane

September 9, 2013

In our all copper Manta Ray Weather Vane, Manta birostris, with its soaring out stretched fins, we’ve tried to capture the slow, elegant wing-like movement of their triangular pectoral fins as well as their distinctive broad heads, horn shaped cephalic fins (located on either side of their mouths) and elongated tails. This weathervane was originally … [ Read More ]

Manatee Weathervane

September 9, 2013

The Manatee Weathervane, Trichechus manatus, featured in this image consists of a copper Manatee and sea bed with brass seaweeds, although it can also be made entirely of copper if that is your metal preference. The Manatee’s eyes are made from handcrafted glass eyes with black pupils. People who order this manatee choose the eye … [ Read More ]

Koi Weathervane

September 9, 2013

The Koi Weather Vane, Cyprinus carpio, featured in this image consists of a copper fish with brass waves. This particular weather vane was made as a portrait and our customer had us gold leaf the fins, parts of the body and tail to match the markings of his favorite fish. Because our vanes are custom … [ Read More ]

Frog Weathervane – Jumping

September 9, 2013

The Jumping Frog Weather Vane, Amphibian anura, shown here consists of an all custom crafted copper frog. With its long outstretched legs, it has a very dynamic appearance as it turns in the wind. Its profile is unmistakable when silhouetted against the skyline although our frog weathervanes are also popular in garden settings, especially when … [ Read More ]

Frog Weathervane – Leaping Between Lilypads

September 9, 2013

The Frog Weather Vane, Amphibian anura, with Lily Pads and three blossoms is a variation on our Frog and Lily Pad design. This version has two lily pad and three lotus blossoms while the other version has one lily pad and two lotus blossoms. On this particular weathervane our customers requested that we gild the … [ Read More ]

Frog Weathervane – Leaping From Lilypad

September 9, 2013

The Frog and Lily Pad Weather Vane, Amphibian anura, featured in this image consists of a copper frog, copper lily stems and a brass lily pad and lily petals. It is a close cousin to our Frog with Lily Pads Weathervane design. This version has one lily pad and two lotus blossoms while the other … [ Read More ]

Frog Weathervane – With Dragonfly

September 9, 2013

This Frog Weather Vane with Dragonfly, Amphibian anura, is fabricated from a mix of metals. It consists of a copper frog, brass cattail reeds, a copper seed head and a small brass dragonfly. In the case of this particular weather vane, our customer chose optional gold leaf for the little dragonfly. Because our vanes are … [ Read More ]

Dolphin Weathervane

September 9, 2013

This Dolphin Weathervane, Delphinidae, was crafted entirely in copper. The dolphin’s eyes are made from translucent glass jewels. People who order this weather vane choose the eye color they want for their weather vane. The dolphin is one of our earliest designs and one of our most popular. It has a very elegant profile against the … [ Read More ]

Crab Weathervane – Dungeness

September 5, 2013

The Dungeness Crab Weather Vane, Metacarcinus magister, featured here is a hand crafted copper crab fabricated in the swell bodied style in silhouette brass waves. As these two similar metals weather and then patina their will remain a subtle difference in their coloring. If a stronger contrast is preferable there is optional gilding available to … [ Read More ]

Marlin Weathervane – Blue

September 5, 2013

The Blue Marlin Weather Vane, Makaira nigricans, featured in this image consists of a copper fish with brass waves. In the case of this particular weather vane, our customer chose optional gold leaf for the fins and tail. Because our vanes are custom made to order, the choice of metals can be modified to suit. … [ Read More ]

Bass Weathervane – Striped

September 5, 2013

The Striped Bass Weather Vane, Morone saxatilis, featured here was handcrafted with a nickel silver bodied fish accented by brass fins and tail. The reeds are crafted in copper and the lure has been optionally gold leafed. Because our vanes are custom made to order, the choice of metals can be modified at the time … [ Read More ]

Bass Weathervane – Largemouth Leaping

September 5, 2013

Our Large Mouthed Bass Weather Vane, Micropterus salmoides, is constructed with a copper bodied fish and splash rings, and brass fins, tail, dragonfly and reeds. Because our vanes are made to order, the choice of metals can be modified at the time an order is placed. The eyes are handcrafted glass with black pupils. West … [ Read More ]

Alligator Weathervane – On Log

September 5, 2013

This Alligator Weather Vane On Log (Alligator mississippiensis) is quite popular. Customers have customized it in varying ways. Pictured here you will see one with a copper reptile and brass log and another with a copper log. The teeth are often ordered with optional gold leafing, which is a nifty touch because as the weathervane … [ Read More ]

Alligator Weathervane – With Fish

September 5, 2013

The Alligator Weather Vane, Alligator mississippiensis, featured in this photo consists of a copper reptile and reeds with a brass sandy bank and fish. The teeth were gold leafed (optional). As the weathervane ages and starts to patina, the teeth will stay a shiny golden color as the copper and brass gradually turn a deep … [ Read More ]

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