InTheCompanyOfSaints

Handmade Statues and Medals of Saints

Mississippi, United States · 7194 Sales

InTheCompanyOfSaints

Handmade Statues and Medals of Saints

Mississippi, United States 7194 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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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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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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