The Studio

t h e c g f  s t u d i o  sculpts natural materials - fiber, wood and bronze - to bring delight into the world. Our sophisticated barn-yard 'Chicken Footstools' are created through traditional art processes. They remind us of where we come from and invite others to do the same. We are proud each piece is one-of-a-kind, grown, and fashioned in the Midwest.

The idea for Chicken Footstools was inspired by memories of childhood pet chickens, pining after the sheep sculptures by Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne, and exploration of traditional art processes. Every chicken is unique in posture and personality. A turned wood egg-shaped core stands on bronze feet and is connected to a bronze beak. Feathers are fashioned with various fiber art techniques- felting, spinning, knitting, dyeing- and are upholstered by hand. The chickens can function as footstools and are the best at making people smile!