InTheCompanyOfSaints

Handmade Statues and Medals of Saints

Mississippi, United States · 6934 Sales

InTheCompanyOfSaints

Handmade Statues and Medals of Saints

Mississippi, United States 6934 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1208)

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

St. Francis, Patron of Nature: Handmade Statue
US$45.00
Wedding at Cana, Handmade Framed Tableau
US$65.00
Handmade Statue of Mary: Patron of Mothers
US$32.00
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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(1208)
evilmomlady

evilmomlady on Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The niche is great, and looks wonderful in my garden. I love the St. Hildegard statue, too; she has a lovely presence. Excellent all-around service, thank you!

dale lombardi

dale lombardi on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE everything about this- lost my first one so ordered another exactly like it. Perfect craftsmanship and amazing service! I could not possibly be more pleased!!!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 19, 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....

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept credit cards through PayPal. We also accept checks: you can calculate the amount due, and send a check to: In the Company of Saints/PO Box 885/Natchez, MS 39121.
Shipping
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you receive a piece that's damaged, let us know within fourteen days, and we'll replace it immediately. If you're dissatisfied with a piece, let us know within fourteen days, and we'll give you a full refund as soon as it's returned. In short, if you have a problem with a piece, please get in touch with us, and we'll resolve it quickly.