FISH IN THE GARDEN
The Real Mc-Koi
Get your garden off to a swimming start with these beautiful and tranquil Koi fish. Bred as breathtaking creatures for over 150 years, Koi have the ability to recognize their owners, ring a bell for food and live for over 30 years.
Each Koi, with its own pair of steel and wood bases for mounting indoors or outside, is painstakingly handcrafted by artist Tyson Weiss in his Maine studio with the intention of capturing the peaceful fluid presence of schooling Koi fish.
Made from durable stoneware clay with a pigmented silica glaze, these Koi shed water and are both heat and cold resistant. They look even more majestic when grouped together in a school or used as markers leading guests down a garden path. Don't have a garden? The interior stand on these fish makes them perfectly at home on your mantle, shelf or table.
Due to the handmade nature of these items, each is one-of-a-kind and will vary slightly.
- Item ID: 19176
- Materials: steel, stoneware, wood
- Each fish approx. 15" L x 7" H x 5" D; 5 lbs.
- Clean with damp cloth. Each Koi includes two stands (as shown in the additional images underneath the main image): a desktop stand (with white base) for indoor use, and a stake for outdoor use. The bottom of the fish has a large opening so that it can be placed to balance on the wooden platforms of each stand.
Artist Tyson Weiss owned a landscape design business for 12 years before he started making his collection of stoneware fish.
"When you look at what there is out there for garden ornamentation you basically have fairly limited options," said Weiss. "There are the reflective spheres, the birdbaths and the colorful pots which just about everybody has, and most of those are made over seas, and they are cheap. And then there are the custom sculptural pieces, which are expensive and have little to do with the surrounding landscape and are conceptually unavailable to most people. What I am trying to do is to fill that gap between the custom sculptures and the junk."
Fish Lawn Sculpture
Sea Serpent Garden Sculpture
Fish Mosaic Lawn Sculpture
Venus Fly Trap Garden Stake
Octopus Garden Sculpture
Quail Set Garden Sculpture
Gnome-Be-Gone With Flower Yard Sculpture
Mermaid Lawn Sculpture
Praying Mantis Stake
Flying Garden Stake
Kinetic Spinner Stake
Steel Bone Shark
Gnome-Be-Gones With Gnome
Full Moon Glass Paperweight