Check www.enesco.com for all of the angels that are now available (we’ve only listed a few of the older ones below). Call or stop by for details as the Jim Shore collection comes and goes!
A classic theme for quilting and folk art, these symbols of hope and love come straight from the heart of Jim Shore’s vision of the beauty of traditional art forms.
Artist Jim Shore, a native of South Carolina, utilizes his skills as a portraitist, sculptor, and folk artist to create his unique and creative collection of Heartwood Creek.
As a self-taught artist, Jim worked as an engineer before turning his full attention to art. He has painted in a variety of media including watercolor and egg tempura, a technique made popular by artists Andrew Wyeth and Bob Timberlake. Jim has also perfected his technique in silver and gold-smithing, wood carving, stained glass, furniture making and sculpting in stone.
With this diverse background and experience, Jim Shore has become an accomplished artist. He has created portraits for the governments of both North and South Carolina. As the creator of the popular pencil Santa line, Jim Shore changed the look of Santa Claus in the early 1990s. He is an active member and president of the Yorkville Artist Guild.
Jim Shore’s artistry and design for Heartwood Creek has earned accolades from the gift industry. In 2005, the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers (NALED) named Jim Artist of the Year---for the second consecutive year---and his seasonal offering by Enesco as Holiday Decor of the Year. In 2004, the NALED bestowed Artist of the Year and the NALED Award of Excellence (an award given by NALED’s Board of Directors for providing a talent with universal appeal, superb craftsmanship and quality). His artwork for Heartwood Creek Nativity also took top honors as Collectible of the Year and Decorative Collectible of the Year.
Willow Tree by Demdaco
Our number one angel line, and one of our top gift-giving lines, Willow Tree angels by Demdaco just seem to fit so many occasions. Our stock changes regularly so please stop in, call or email if you are interested in a particular piece. We order regularly so let us know if there is a specific angel or theme that you’re not finding!
“My hope is that the simplicity of these figures will communicate peace and serenity to you and those you love. Susan Lordi
Susan Lordi’s inspiration for Willow Tree comes from a love of family, closeness to friends, and an appreciation of nature. Each represents a quality or sentiment that helps us feel close to others, heal wounds, or treasure relationships to living things. Expression is revealed through gestures only…a tilt of the head, placement of the hands, a turn of the body.