Frog on a Lily Pad Stake

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Catherine Murphy

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A Leap in Creativity

Captivated by copper's warm, autumnal color and its malleable qualities, Catherine Murphy and her team have transformed this ubiquitous metal--used to create American's smallest coinage, the penny--into one-of-a-kind artworks. Using a hammer, vise, anvil, and oxy-acetylene torch, they fold, forge, and anneal the copper transforming it into a three-dimensional frog perched on two gorgeously patinated lily pads. To give each hopper personality, each piece is enlivened with eye-catching abstract details, like wide, spiraled eyes and a fly-catching tongue springing from his gaping mouth. This amphibious attraction brings a splash of creativity and artistry wherever he lands. Handmade in North Carolina.

Catherine Murphy

created by

Catherine Murphy


North Carolina

Growing up in a military family, Catherine Murphy spent her childhood discovering new places around the world and every locale's characteristic outdoor sites. Each time she sits down to create a new piece, however, the metalworker pictures it living in her favorite place in the world: "a fabulous garden," she says, adding that she's "amazed and inspired by life in the garden.”

Her nature-themed wire copper sculptures only serve to make the green spaces themselves more amazing. In fact, it’s that merging of her two loves that "feeds my soul and keeps me motivated," she says. And if the North Carolina resident ever gets stuck, all she needs to do is go outside. "When those moments come up, my go-to spot is a bench by the river," she says. "Living in the mountains and working beside a river make for a wealth of inspiration."

Handmade Made in the USA
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8" L x 4.5" W x 2.5" H; Stake: 36" H
Finished with a clear coat, designed for year-round outdoor use.
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Frog on a Lily Pad Stake has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.

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