Angel with Nativity Scene Figurine 4003273
Angel figurines are some of the most popular figurines produced today. Both Jim Shore Heartwood Creek and Sam Butcher Precious Moments produce two of the top selling angel figurines. This Heartwood Creek Angel with Nativity Scene figurine 4003273 is a beautiful figurine piece holding special meaning for millions of people. This figurine is 10 1/2 inches tall and made of stone resin. It is beautiful hand painted. This Jiim Shore Heartwood Creek Angel is available on Amazon.
Jim Shore is a noted and admired designer of seasonal and everyday decorative figurine pieces and accessories that have brought him world wide fame. He grew up in rural South Carolina. His life was influenced by artistic parents and his grandmother. She was a master quilter. Today Jim Shore collects quilts dating back as far as 150 years.
Jim Shore was an engineer by schooling and trade. His part time hobby was as a sculptor and painter. He started and failed in a number of small artistic businesses. He founded Designs Americana which became an instant success. Within 3 years Designs Americana grew to 350 employees.
In 2000, Jim Shore entered into a licensing agreement with Enesco to produce a line of figurine products named Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore. In 2005, Jim Shore applied his design style to a number of Disney characters called Disney Traditions. His designs included Mickey Mouse figurines, Snow White figurines, Pinocchio figurines, and Cinderella figurines.
Today Jim Shore Heartwood Creek figurines are sold by more than 25,000 retail locations and extensively on QVC.
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I found a wonderful article at Ezine discussing collectible figurines, Jim Shore, and Who is Jim Shore?
By Donald Martin
Who is Jim Shore?
The enormous popularity of award-winning artist Jim Shore is the result of a lifetime of dedication, inspiration and plain
old hard work. And as with most successful people,some good fortune has played a part as well. As Jim puts it, “Art is
something I’ve done all my life. It’s what I’ve always loved and the only thing I ever wanted to do. But making a living as
an artist isn’t easy. There are thousands of very talented people out there that never get a chance to show what they can
do. I’ve been lucky. Not only do I get to do what I love, I get to share it with people around the world. I’ve been given a
tremendous gift and I thank God for it every day.”
Jim Shore grew up in rural South Carolina, the son of artistic parents who instilled a love of the traditional values
expressed in American folk art. His grandmother was a master quilter who taught him an appreciation for the patience and
skill required to bring intricate designs to life. Jim drew inspiration from these roots. “There’s an innocence and purity
to the quilts, appliques and folk scenery found in the early days of our country. These were masterpieces that were
designed not for commission, but because the artists were driven to create. I collect quilts dating back over 150 years and
when I look at the level of skill and creativity I am continually amazed. This is high art from humble beginnings.”
Initially Jim pursued his art when and where he could. He studied engineering and received a degree in business – not art.
He supported his young family as an engineer, honing his skills as a sculptor and painter in his spare time. But his
passion was always his art, and after several false starts founded his own company, Designs Americana, to market his
sculpture. “We went to a show with some of my sculptures and planned to manufacture them if we received enough orders,” Jim
recalls, “We didn’t have a factory, didn’t really know what we were going to do. Luckily, we made the right contacts at the
show and it all worked out.” Within three years Designs Americana had over 350 employees and more orders than they could
In fact the demands of managing Designs Americana made it difficult for Jim to concentrate on his art. “I needed to
focus exclusively on the creative and artistic side of my work, and that meant finding the right business partner to
concentrate on the three piece suit side of the business.” There was no better partner than Enesco, a worldwide leader in
marketing gifts, collectibles and decorative accessories. In 2000 Jim joined forces with Enesco to create the Jim Shore
line of seasonal and home accessories.
While working with Enesco Jim perfected his unique style, combining elements of folk art and a vibrant color pallet applied
to traditional themes. To Jim, a Santa Claus isn’t just a Santa Claus, it’s a canvas to be painted. Taking designs from
quilting, rosemalling, applique and flat perspective folk art, Jim creates an intricate and colorful work of art that
reflects our shared cultural heritage yet is unmistakably Jim Shore. “I can’t imagine myself ever tiring of this,” Jim says
of distinctive combination of themes and motifs, “I get to create two designs every time I develop a new piece – what the
item will be and then what colors and patterns will go on it. The variety keeps me inspired.”
The magic of Jim’s design style is that it can be applied to a huge variety of themes and formats, creating a charming and
innovative American country décor statement for the home. “My work is not a single statement, but a lot of elements mixed
together. I use colors that I love – colonial, antiques, jewel tones and some unusual colors that I loved at the moment.
Put together it’s a pleasure to look at. It doesn’t really matter what item it’s on. It’s just fun to look at-American
Jim is now working to develop a more extensive lifestyle brand, creating functional home décor and fashion
accessories using his unmistakable style. He will continue to solidify his position is the premier name in the specialty
gift market through a selective licensing program designed to introduce innovative new products while maintaining high
quality standards and exclusive distribution. The focus will be on exciting new formats that compliment the current brand
offering from companies including Enesco, Department 56, Evergreen/Cypress and Manual Woodworkers and Weavers. Jim has
received multiple awards from the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers, the premier trade organization in the
gift and collectible industry, including:
NALED Artist of the Year 2003, 2004 and 2005
NALED Rising Star 2002
NALED Christmas Collectible of the Year 2003 and 2005
NALED Christmas Décor of the Year 2004 and 2005
How long has Jim been designing his line? Jim’s been designing his current line for Enesco since 2001, but Jim’s been a
working artist designing wonderful products practically all of his professional life. Jim estimates he’s designed over
3,000 Santas in his career. Some of his older work can be found on auction sites like eBay or can be bought through private
collectors. How are Jim Shore figurines made? Due to Jim’s busy schedule, it’s no longer possible for him to sculpt every
item. Now he provides a detailed drawing of a new piece to a group of master sculptors, handpicked and trained by Jim over
the course of many years. These artisans then produce clay molds that are sent to Jim for approvals to ensure they are
faithful representations of Jim’s original art. Often these prototypes are revised several times until they are just right,
down to the last detail and texture. Molds are made from these original sculptures and products are cast in POLYresin. Each
piece is then painstakingly hand-painted and finished by artists using folk art techniques developed by Jim.
Jim’s attention to detail and involvement in the entire process ensure products with the look and feel of real wood and have a
quality and level of detail that is unique in the industry. Jim Shore figurines are a simply amazing set of sculptures.
Between his Disney, Nativity, Angel and Santa Clause lines you are bound to find a product to fall in love with.
For more information on Jim Shore or his products check out Our Collectables.com The are an authorized reseller of Jim
Thanks Donald Martin http://www.ezwebmall.biz
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