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Carruth Cats

Carruth Dogs

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Carruth Frogs

Carruth Birds

Carruth Turtles

Carruth Hedgehogs,

 Groundhogs, Snails

Carruth Sheep

Carruth Pigs

Carruth Christmas

Nativities, Santas, Snowmen

Carruth Cottages

Carruth Angels & Fairies

Carruth Gnomes

Carruth Sun & Moons

Carruth Bird Feeders

Carruth Rain Gauges,

 Thermometers

Carruth Saint Francis

Carruth Sentiment Plaques

Carruth Halloween

1037 Rutabaga Mama

Carruth Veggies

Carruth Pet Memorials

Wall or Table

Mount Holders for

 Plate or Bowl

Wall or Table

Mount Holders for

Plate or Bowl

Stratford Sleigh Stands

"Sleigh" Stands

More Home Decor

Tom Panetta's Krisnick

Jim Shore Nativity

Big Sky Nativities

Disney by Jim Shore

Russian Father Frost

Big Sky Carvers Wedding Couple Figurine

Bearfoots by Big Sky

Old World Disney

Mooses from Big Sky

Heart Gifts - Teresa Thibault

Winnie the Pooh Porcelain

Doggie Stuff

Allison Weaver

Story Book Characters

Carruth Garden Sculptures

Kitras Glass

Meadowbrooke Gourds

Prairie Dance Sculptures

Jim Shore Angels

Old World Santas

Kay Bryant

Christmas Ornaments

August Moon Characters

Kathy Taylor's Mule Barn Gourds

August Moon Angelwings

Home Grown Veggie Animals

August Moon Wall Plaques

Jim Shore Santas

Big Sky Carvers Christmas

August Moon Christmas

Russian Nesting Dolls

Jim Shore Halloween

Tom Panetta's Krisnick

August Moon Halloween

Bethany Lowe Halloween

Jim Shore Nursery Rhyme

Meadowbrooke Gourds

Ned Young Figures

August Moon Tinware

(Hang or has garden stake)

Jim Shore Disney

Jim Shore Disney

Bearington Bears

Disney Classics

Karen Hahn Angels

Foundations

Comic & Curious Cats

Linda Jane Smith

"D" is for Dog

"C" is for Cat

Ned Young

Jim Shore Thanksgiving

Jim Shore Animals

Home Accents

David Eldreth

Redware & Salt Glaze Pottery

Keepers of the Light

Plate & Bowl Stands-Racks

Carol Enders

Warren Kimble Art

Bonnie Grilli Art

Brandywine School of Art

Large Clocks - upto 38"

Other Stuff

Polish Stoneware

Terre`e Provence

Nicholas Mosse

Geribi - Deruta Italian

SUD of Provence

Revol

Bread Boards

Edge Grain Cutting Boards

Tin Woodsman

Pewter Spoon & Cup Sets

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It all began in 1980 when George Carruth accepted a job sculpting products for American Greeting Cards in Cleveland, Ohio. Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Ziggy, and other licensed characters were the starting point of a sculpting career that began when George was 28 years old. Before sculpting, his career had been in advertising. But now that he had found his niche in sculpting, other doors began to open. While still at American Greetings, George turned his attention to sculpting images on rough stones found on the shores of Lake Erie and local sandstone quarries. Initially, carving images on stones with basic hand tools was simply a way to practice and refine sculpting techniques while enjoying time outdoors in the process. But his wife Deborah immediately recognized the beauty and potential value these original designs had as garden sculptures. So, with Deb's encouragement and help, George began entering and winning awards in outdoor art shows, liturgical art shows and any other opportunity to exhibit one-of-a-kind garden stones.

In 1983, George officially turned his stone carving hobby into a full time career by leaving American Greetings and launching what has now become Carruth Studio, Inc. Deb also left her job as an Occupational Therapist, to promote and organize the business end of this new endeavor. Leaving good corporate careers with benefits and job security seemed risky, especially with two young children and Deb eight months pregnant. But with the blind confidence of youth, and a short track record of success from the previous art show season, George and Deb entered every show and exhibition available that first year, 32 shows in all. While at a show in 1985, Deb was approached by the owner of a mail order gift and garden catalog. Another opportunity was presenting itself and Deb was up to the challenge. By convincing George to cast his designs in stone, multiple images of his designs could be produced and sold at more affordable prices. As a result, George's first cast piece, the cat birdbath, was featured on the cover of David Kay's Garden and Gift Catalog.

Since that time, George's designs have appeared on the covers of at least 13 other garden and gift catalogs. Commissions include designs for the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., a custom stone ornament for the White House Christmas tree, corporate gifts for Home and Garden Television and a public television documentary titled "George Carruth: American Sculptor". Larger installation pieces are mounted in an elementary school, public library, city clock tower and many private homes.

Cast Stone Sculptures for your Home & Garden, Family, Friends & Neighbors

Make a Great Gift or Housewarming Present !

 On this Page are Faces & Smiles, Welcome Plaques & Figures

Use Indoors or Out - Can Leave Outside Year Round - Made in the USA

Note: Only items pictured below are available

Dogs Frogs Mice Cats
Pigs Horses Turtles Ground Hogs
Birds Bunnies Other Critters Cottages
Sheep Bees & Butterflys Mother Nature Mini Stones
"Welcome" Plaques Rain Gauges Thermometers Bird Feeders
Christmas Santas Angels & Fairies Pet Memorials
Garden Smile Faces Sun & Moon Gnomes Nativities
Snowmen Stepping Stones Wedding & Anniversary Family & Friends
Housewarming Birthday Nature Veggies

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The Different Color Choices for Carruth Home & Garden Sculptures

(Note: Not all pieces available in all colors)

Garden Smiles & Faces

Garden Smile Birdfeeder

8"W x 10.5"H x 4.5"D  - 6.5 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-5111

$ 44.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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Grand Ma Nature

6.5"W x 7.75"H x 3"D  - 5 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-1164

$ 39.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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Grand Pa Nature

6"W x 8"H x 3.25"D  - 6 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-1163

$ 39.88

Shown in Natural

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock in Natural

 

Garden Smile Plaque

7.5"W x 10.5"H x 2"D - 5.5 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-111

$ 40.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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Nature's Nest

6.75"W x 10.5"H x 3"D  - 6 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-1265

$ 40.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

Grand Ma Nature (Above)

 

This old gal has plenty of spunk. Look closely to see three little birds nesting in her new party hat. She may need glasses, but it's doubtful that anything happens without her noticing. What a fun gift for bird watchers or a friend who enjoys feeding the birds. What am I thinking - it's also a great gift for Grandma!

Grand Pa Nature (Above)

We frequently hear about Mother Nature and her love for birds and animals. So there must be a Grandpa Nature! This Grandpa Nature looks like the kind gentleman down the street who always makes time to fill the bird baths and bird feeders. Seems that three little birds have discovered a few extra seeds on Grandpa's hat. Anyone who owns a Mother Nature sculpture would be surprised and delighted to have a Grandpa Nature sculpture as well. This would be a unique sculpted plaque for bird watching friends or grandparents

The Garden Smile has evolved over the years into our signature piece. As I walk around our village of Waterville, this botanical face is displayed on walls, fences, decks, entry ways, trellises, and not only on tree trunks, but way up in trees as sort of a nature spirit peering out from the branches. While creating this sculpture my goal was to capture the best of nature and mankind in a peaceful organic format. Customers send them all around the country as gifts to gardeners, or simply something peaceful and serene to hang indoors. While on vacation, I saw the Garden Smile plaque displayed on a building in a tiny fishing town on the coast of England. I guess it became our signature piece because wherever it's displayed, the warm winking smile makes everyone feel welcomed

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Garden Smile Welcome

9"W x 115"H x 2.5"D - 6 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-111EW

$ 44.88

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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Garden Smile Rock

6"W x 6.5"H x 7.5"D - 13 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-111R

$ 44.88

In Stock in Natural

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Garden Smile Mini

4"W x 5.7"H x 1.5"D - 13 lbs

Shown in Aged

# CS-111M

$ 23.88

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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Large Garden Smile

10"W x 12"H x 3"D - 11 lbs

Shown in Designer White

# CS-111L

$ 54.88

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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Morning Glory

7"W x 8"H x 2.5"D - 7 lbs

Shown in Aged

# CS-1259

$ 37.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

Buzz Off

8"W x 10.5"H  - 8.5 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-1126

$ 40.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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Gladstone

6.5"W x 8.5"H x 3.5"D - 8 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-1010

$ 40.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

Entomologist Plaque

4.5"W x 6.53"H - 3.5 lbs

Shown in Natural

Retired

# CS-171D

$ 36.88

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock in Natural

Uncle Nature Plaque

6.75"W x 8.25"H  - 5 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-147D

Retired

$ 40.88

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock in Natural

Think Green

5.5"W x 7.5"H  - 4 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-1105D

Retired

$ 40.88

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock in Natural

Garden Sprite

5"W x 6.25"H x 2"D - 2.5 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-149

$ 32.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

Persephone Plaque

6.25"W x 8"H x 2.5"D - 6 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-162

$ 37.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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Follow Your Bliss

4.75"W x 7.5"H x 2.5"D - 4 lbs

Shown in Aged

# CS-1008

$ 34.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

Fern

4.5"W x 6.5"H x 2"D - 3.5 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-186

$ 34.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

Flora

6"W x 4.25"H  - 3 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-185

$ 33.88

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock in Natural

 

1058 Oh Retirement

Retirement

6"W x 5.75"H x 2.75"D  - 4 lbs

# CS-1058D

Retired

Shown in Natural

$ 37.88

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock in Natural

Too Much Fun

6"W x 8.25"H  x 2.5"D - 6.5 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-195

$ 40.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

The Gatekeeper

5.5"W x 6.5"H x 2.5"D  - 4 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-1015

$ 36.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

Keep Out

7"W x 10"H  x2.5"D - 9 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-197

$ 40.88

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock in Natural

Garden Grouch

6.75"W x 8.5"H  x 3.5"D - 9.5 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-198

$ 38.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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Laughing Leif

5"W x 7"H  x 2.5"D - 4 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-199

$ 35.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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Ivy

6"W x 10"H  x 2"D - 5 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-1103

$ 35.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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Green Man

6.75"W x 8.5"H  x 2.5"D - 5 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-1137

$ 40.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

Tim Burr

5.25"W x 8.5"H x 2"D  - 2 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-1040D

Retired

$ 34.88

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock

Mother Nature Plaque

3"W x 5"H - 2 lbs

# CS-138D

Retired

$ 37.88

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock in Natural

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Thank You for

Veterans

5"W x 7.5"H x 1.25"D - 3 lbs

Shown in Aged

# CS-1277

$ 33.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

Bird Watcher

7"W x 10"H x 2.5"D - 9 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-145

$ 40.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

Ornithologist Plaque

6.25"W x 9"H - 9 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-148D

Retired

$ 45.88

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock in Natural

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A Fungi

4"W x 5.25"H x 2.5"D - 2 lbs

Shown in Aged

# CS-1168

$ 22.88

Free Standing

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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A Fungai

4"W x 4.5"H x 1.75"D - 2 lbs

Shown in Aged

# CS-1167

$ 22.88

Free Standing

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

The Garden Club

8W x 4.5"H x 1.5"D  - 5 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-1017

$ 35.88

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock in Natural

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Welcome Plaques & Figures

Woodland welcome

8.25"W x 8"H x 1.25"D - 4 lbs

Shown in Aged

# CS-1236

$ 37.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order - Allow 3 to 4 Days

Welcome Puppies Plaque

3.75"W x 5"H x .75"D - 1.5 lbs

# CS-125

Shown in Natural

$ 24.66

Shown in Natural

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock in Natural

 

Welcome Cat Plaque

4.25"W x 5.5"H  x 1"D - 2.0 lbs

# CS-124

Shown in Natural

$ 23.88

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock in Natural

Gothic Welcome Cat

6.75"W x 6.5"H  x 2.5"D - 4 lbs

# CS-180

Shown in Natural

$ 37.88

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock in Natural

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Three Dog Welcome

10.5"W x 7"H x 3"D - 6  lbs

# CS-1197

Shown in Aged

$ 39.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

Frog Welcome

6"W x 4.5"H x 4.5"D  - 7 lbs

# CS-332

Shown in Natural

$ 38.88

Free Standing

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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Hummingbird Welcome

6.5"W x 6.5"H  x 1.5"D - 3 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-137

$ 37.88

Has wire on back for hanging

In Stock in Natural

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Winter Welcome

10"W x 6.75"H  x 2.5"D - 8 lbs

Shown in Designer White

# CS-1199

$ 40.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3-4 Days 

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Horse Welcome

8"W x 8"H  x 1.5"D - 3.5 lbs

# CS-1258

Shown in Natural

$ 38.88

Has Wire on Back for Hanging or Free Stand

Special Order Allow 3-4 Days

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Berrybirds Welcome

8.75"W x 6.75"H  x 2.25"D - 5 lbs

Shown in Aged

# CS-158

$ 38.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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Garden Smile Welcome

9"W x 115"H x 2.5"D - 6 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-111EW

$ 44.88

Special Order

Allow 3 to 4 Days

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Sunshine Birds

 Welcome Plaque

6.75"W x 5"H x 1.75"D - 3 lbs

Shown in Natural

# CS-133

$ 35.88

Has wire on back for hanging

Special Order Allow 3 to 4 Days

Use Stands instead

of Wall Hanging

Wall or Table Mount Holders

Wall or Table Mount Holders

Stratford Sleigh Stands

"Sleigh" Stands

Special Orders - take only about 3 to 4 business days

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