InTheCompanyOfSaints

Handmade Statues and Medals of Saints

Natchez, Mississippi · 8668 Sales

InTheCompanyOfSaints

Handmade Statues and Medals of Saints

Natchez, Mississippi 8668 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   We make statues and medals of saints by hand in our workshop in Natchez. The statues and medals are of well-known and more obscure saints (St. Francis, Julian of Norwich, Hildegard of Bingen...). The statues come individually boxed, can stand or hang, can go outside, and come with a history of the saint. The medals are made of lead-free pewter, come in jewelry pouches, and come with a history of the saint.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 29, 2015

We make statues and medals of saints by hand in our workshop in Natchez. The statues and medals are of well-known and more obscure saints (St. Francis, Julian of Norwich, Hildegard of Bingen...). The statues come individually boxed, can stand or hang, can go outside, and come with a history of the saint. The medals are made of lead-free pewter, come in jewelry pouches, and come with a history of the saint.

Hank Schlau

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Hank Schlau

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(1478)
francesfsu

francesfsu on May 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

For someone who has everything, a lovely saint is a perfect gift! The fact it is handmade made it even more special.

Michelle Perry

Michelle Perry on May 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! I purchased for a gift but I love it so much, I may have to buy one for myself. Wonderful business. I will order from them again.

LaKessler11

LaKessler11 on May 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE this plaque. I appreciate the research and artistic expertise that goes into this, and every other piece. Well done! And thank you! Looking forward to acquiring more works for my beautiful garden.

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 18, 2016
We make statues and medals of saints and other religious figures by hand in our workshop in Natchez, Mississippi. I carve the original of each statue or medal in clay and then make my own molds. I cast the statues in a resilient architectural material. My wife, Karen, then paints and glazes each one. The statues can go outside. They come boxed and with a history of the saint. The medals are cast in lead-free pewter. They come in jewelry pouches with a history of the figure included.

The designs are wholly my own: before I carve a piece, I read extensively about the subject. I then close the books and do my own take the figure. In terms of precedents, I'm preoccupied with medieval art, and, for what it's worth, I try to work respectfully in my own way within that tradition.

For most of my life I've been slightly obsessed by those who reside in the extreme end of spiritual counter-cultures: the desert fathers and mothers, the Buddhist marathon monks of Mt. Hiei, hermits, dervishes, many saints. My workshop is surrounded by old, immense, and beautiful graveyards, a fit setting for one trying to channel saints, hermits, wandering monks....

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We ship medals via first-class mail. Statues are shipped via UPS ground or priority mail. When we ship, we send an e-mail giving tracking information. We generally ship within three business days after receiving the order.
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