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Turning Eggs

Today is egg production day in the shop. We really should find a use for our leftovers... wood confetti, anyone? The inside of each chicken footstool is a wooden egg that is turned on the lathe. They are a hidden yet lovely component of the chicken; we are glad to show them off to you! We use whatever wood that is fallen and available around the area. Today's woods: cedar and pine.




UP, UP AND AWAY

Originally posted on 10/2/2011

Here is a photo shoot of our freshest batch of chicken footstools. We spend so many hours fashioning each one that we grow to love them through the process, so shipping time is oddly significant! We hope they bring their new owners much joy. As long as the UPS man remembers to come by the farm they fly away today...

 







THANK YOU, ST. LOUIS

Originally posted on 9/19/2011

Last weekend we enjoyed our outing with the Chicken Footstools at the St. Louis Art Fair. We were surrounded by super-talented artists, old friends, new friends, cute chicken-riding kiddos and people who light up at the opportunity to share their chicken stories. Once again we were struck by the deep reaction from people of every shape, size, color, outfit, piercing or not. Francois Lalanne summed it up well when he said, "Everyone can recognize animals throughout the world. You don't have to explain what they are or mean." 

The idea is simple, but the delight is significant. We hope our work brings awareness of the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Thank you SLAF and thanks to everyone who came out to the show! It was our pleasure to meet you.












HOME SWEET HOME :: CHICKEN FOOTSTOOLS IN THE LITTLE APPLE

Originally posted on 7/7/2011

A special set of chicken footstools have nested at the Strecker Nelson Gallery on Poyntz in downtown Manhattan, Kansas. Please go say hello if you are in the area. Thank you to Jay and Barbara Nelson for being such lovely hosts! Also, thank you to sister-in-law Lindsey for her documentation skills and support.

 

ART CITY AUSTIN

Originally posted on 4/21/2011

The chickens' visit to Austin was packed with real cowboys, cute kids and a bit too much orange (go K-State). Once again we heard many personal chicken accounts and clucking attempts - entertainment guaranteed.


Our dear friends John and Jess came to document the action and reactions as shown below. (jpearDesign)

Thank you, Austin. We had a wonderful trip!