From humble beginnings

I still get excited to see how these bits and pieces…

…come together to make the birdhouses that seem to make everyone smile.

After years of working with this material, I still get excited with the process of shaping and sculpting the wet clay.  I still appreciate every new mark of the carving tools I use to create the wood grain.  Oh, how I love working in metal clay!

February 11, 2012

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Just in time..

…for Valentine’s Day shopping, Artique Gallery in Lexington Green is carrying handmade jewelry from Studio McManus.

The collection includes some beautiful leaf pendants and earrings, pieces from my coral collection, and of course, a sweet little hand-carved birdhouse.  Each of these pieces are fine silver with shimmering, iridescent patinas that highlight the intricate textures.

Artique is a lovely gallery in south Lexington, KY, with a beautiful collection of items that were handcrafted in America.  I was blown away by how friendly everyone was at the shop.  Please stop by and say “hello” to Mike, Jaime, Lori, Paige and all the other friendly folks at Artique Gallery.  Be sure to tell them Wendy sent you!



February 4, 2012

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