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Greens Weathervanes

Greens Weathervanes is a collaborative design studio specializing in 3 Dimensional copper weathervanes and garden sculpture. These award-winning weathervanes are truly sculptures on the wind; celebrated for their vibrant shape and elaborate detail.

Greens was first set up on Martha’s Vineyard (Cape Cod), after Liverpool artist Gordon Green met and married American sculptor Karen Meleney (BFA, RISD). The couple moved to England in 1996. Due to their strong focus on form, function and integrity of material, Greens was recently named “one of the most highly regarded vane-makers in the world” (How to Spend It, the Financial Times 2010).

Designs are developed using repousse metalsmithing techniques and high heat brazing.
Inspiration is taken from Nature, Art and the 2,000 year old history of the copper weathervane, investigating the use of fluid line to accentuate movement. Complex themes like mythical creatures, figurative sculpture,animals and birds form the bulk of the portfolio, with around 20 commissions accepted annually. Amongst the portfolio’s 100+ designs, firm favourites include Toad of Toad Hall, swan in flight, greyhound, peacock & Diana the huntress.

The studio has worked in conjunction with the Duchy of Cornwall & English Heritage, as well as architects, planners, private clients and businesses to create sculpture, weathervanes and signage projects. They have work now in 14 foreign countries and are currently designing for the America Museum in Britain’s new folk art gallery.

Greens is located in the picturesque border county of Herefordshire. Here the artists have established a studio/gallery, as well as hosting workshops and talks on both their metalsmithing techniques and weathervane history & design (“The Art of the Vane”).

Prices range from £1200-£5500, depending on size and detail.

 
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