shade metals

We are a small business celebrating the genius of trees and plants. We like to mix our art with a little science and a little history. Our website is designed to give you the story behind plants' ingenious evolutionary adaptations, their ability to alleviate pain and cure illness, and their presence during and symbolism of historical events- like the bombing of Hiroshima or the emancipation of slaves in the United States.  We cast in silver, bronze and occasionally gold in our home studio in Richmond, Virginia.  If you don't see the tree or plant that you're in love with let us know at We are happy to do custom work and love new challenges and a good story.



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shade metals online store

operations based in Richmond, Virginia



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