Jim Shore is a maker of handcrafted figurines, ornaments, Nativities, and more! Jim Shore Christmas angels and Santas are a favorite around the holidays, and many adore his original collections. In addition, Jim Shore also partners with many pop culture icons, such as Disney, Looney Tunes, Peanuts, and more, to create original sculpts based on beloved characters! Every one of Jim Shore’s designs incorporates his love for American folk art and quilting, a combination that leads to truly one-of-a-kind keepsakes.
Jim Shore FAQ
Q. Who is Jim Shore?
A. Jim Shore is an award-winning, South Carolina-native artist with a passion for American folk art. He sculpts figurines ranging from Christmas Santas, angels, and Nativities to pop culture icons from Disney, Looney Tunes, Peanuts, and so much more. All of Jim Shore’s sculpts incorporate his love for American folk art and intricate quilting work, resulting in a personal style that is instantly recognizable and a result of a lifetime of dedication to his craft.
Q. What type of products does Jim Shore make?
A. Jim Shore is a sculptor of figurines, ornaments, Nativities, and other décor ranging from his own, original collections to partnerships with pop culture icons like Disney, Looney Tunes, Peanuts, and more. His Christmas and holiday collections are particularly well-known, as his Santa and angel figurines incorporate his love and passion for intricate quilting and American folk art, resulting in truly one-of-a-kind pieces.
Q. Are Jim Shore products made of wood?
A. Most Jim Shore pieces are handcrafted from stone resin to mimic the look of real, carved wood. The durability of resin helps ensure that each piece is treasured for years and years to come.
Q. What inspires the designs of Jim Shore products?
A. Jim Shore’s artistic parents helped to instill in him a love of art. He would grow to love American folk art, the inspiration of which can be seen in all of Jim’s pieces. Intricate, quilting designs can also be found in many if his pieces, inspired by his grandmother’s patience and skill as an artist, herself. In addition to original designs and collections, Jim Shore also creates original sculptures featuring characters from pop culture - Disney, Looney Tunes, Peanuts, and many more!
Q. How do you clean Jim Shore products?
A. Jim Shore products may be lightly dusted with a duster or cloth. Take care not to catch and break brittle pieces of the sculpture. If dust and dirt are more stubborn, products may be washed with basic, liquid detergent in cool water. Wipe the figurine dry, and gently blow-dry to remove excess moisture.