From Lump to Lovely - How its Made
This is a visual description of how Carruth products are made. The expression "a picture is worth a thousand words" is appropriate in this case. If you can't participate in a Studio Tour or actually visit our retail store, Garden Smiles, this brief visual aid might give a better understanding of how Carruth sculptures achieve their high quality and detail.
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Unlike many studios, almost every one of our processes is done by hand. This insures attention to detail and quality control at every step. We use the highest quality materials available and are proud to say that our sculptures will last many seasons outdoors. As they age and are exposed to weather each piece ends up taking on subtle and natural color changes that makes every piece a truly unique sculpture and garden art.
So study this step-by-step guide and see how patience and tender loving care are the two key ingredients that make Carruth sculptures highly collectible. After all, why try to speed up the process with shortcuts if the detail George sculpted into the original is lost? Because of this attention to detail and quality, George is one of America's most collected sculptors.