Production Method:I make original statues and medals of saints by hand: design, carve, and cast each piece myself (the pieces are copyrighted). I first read about the saint. Then sketch a design, incorporating what I've read. Next I carve the original in clay, using dental tools, and make a mold of the piece. I cast the statues in cold-cast bronze, the medals in lead-free pewter. Finally, we buff and finish the pieces. (The statues can go outside.) I thus design and craft every element of every piece myself, by hand. I'm registered as a master craftsman in the Louisiana Crafts Guild and am a member of the Mississippi Crafts Guild.
Material:modified gypsum with bronze powder
You can cook with a saint: in a kitchen at home or restaurant. I design, carve, and cast the pieces myself. I cast them in modified gypsum with bronze powder. The pieces come boxed, can stand or hang (there's a hook on the back), and can go outside (by a grill). Each piece comes with a history card stating: "Paschal Baylon (1540-92) was a Franciscan lay brother. Born on the border of Castile and Aragon of a poor shepherd family, he tended flocks as a youth. In his early twenties, he joined his religious order. His charity to the poor and afflicted and his humility and courtesy were extraordinary even by Franciscan standards. He worked as a gardener, doorkeeper, and cook, feeding the other friars and vast numbers of the poor who came to the door of the friary. His ability as a baker and cook–his capacity to take simple ingredients and make delicious food–became legendary. Poorly educated, his counsel was sought by the rich and poor alike. In this image, Paschal is shown at work in his kitchen, assisted by St. Martha, another patron of cooks (her image is in the tiny niche on the mantel). The piece was hand carved by Hank Schlau and cast by him. It was then hand painted by Karen Schlau." Dimensions: 9 (h) x 4 (w) x 2 (d) inches. If you have any problem with the piece, let us know, and we'll resolve the matter as quickly as possible.
St. Paschal Baylon: Patron/Blesser of Cooks Chefs Kitchens; Handmade Statue- B06XS537M2