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frog on a lily pad stake

by Catherine Murphy
Handmade
Community Voted
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  • the story

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.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
21509
Made from
copper
Measurements
8" L x 4.5" W x 2.5" H; Stake: 36" H
Notes
Finished with a clear coat, designed for year-round outdoor use.
  • the maker
Catherine Murphy

Catherine Murphy

Growing up in a military family, Catherine Murphy spent her childhood traveling around the world and experiencing every locale's characteristic outdoor sites. Eventually, she settled in North Carolina and started a career working with metal and helping to create impressive high-rise construction projects, but Catherine never lost her fascination with the natural world and she longed to fuse her passion for nature with her talent for metalworking. Her outlet for this irresistible desire finally came in the form of one, especially intriguing metal: copper. collection

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FROG ON A LILY PAD STAKE
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Easy to secure (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
  • Front yard (4)
  • Back yard (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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3.0

packaging problems

By 

from pensacola fl

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Bends/Blows Away
  • Does Not Stay In Place

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about FROG ON A LILY PAD STAKE:

the frog and lilly pad do not stay in place, poor design on the post and bottom of lilly pad.

Service and delivery comments:

it took 3 shipments to get us one that was packaged correctly. your staff was very helpful and courteous.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Wife
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Anniversary

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5.0

More beautiful than the picture

By 

from OKC, OK

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Secure
  • Visible At A Distance
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Front Yard

    Comments about FROG ON A LILY PAD STAKE:

    This is beautiful - it is so much prettier in person than the picture suggests. Thank you.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Haven't opened it yet-it's forChristmas

    By 

    from Petaluma, CA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about FROG ON A LILY PAD STAKE:

      We will use it in the garden.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Love this frog!

      By 

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Secure

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Front Yard
        • Garden
        • Porch

        Comments about FROG ON A LILY PAD STAKE:

        Design is terrific for any garden

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        4.0

        Nice

        By 

        from Cheesehead

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Ugly But Cute

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Yard
          • Front Yard
          • Garden

          Comments about FROG ON A LILY PAD STAKE:

          Not as nice as the Mantis but still worth it for my Mom.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Mother
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

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          4.0

          Cute frog on lily pad

          By 

          from Centreville, VA

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Secure
          • Visible At A Distance
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Front Yard
            • Garden
            • Indoor Gardens
            • Porch

            Comments about FROG ON A LILY PAD STAKE:

            Looks great indoorw and don't have to worry about weathering!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Wife
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            Q and A

            When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

            228votes, 17 comments

            Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

            We can't help but smile when we look at Catherine Murphy's copper creatures. This little fella is handmade using traditional metalworking techniques, but he has a modern look that will stand out in any garden. What do you love most about this abstract amphibian?

            Chris
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            not very exciting

            Angela
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I love frogs and this would look great in my flower garden.

            Susan
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I just love it when an artist puts their skills to creating wonderful nature themed art. Two thumbs up to Catherine

            Elizabeth
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            wish the frog was a vibrant green and ceramic/glass

            Tracy
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            That frog looks scarry. Especially its eyes!If one of the leaves were flat it could be used to set a cup next to a lawn chair. Just change the eyes.

            Arubagal
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            It's ugly and useless.

            Terra
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            It needs to be more vibrant, possibly have the frogs in multiple bright colors! :D Other than that and the eyes I see no reason why it wouldn't sell.

            Sue
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Nice artsy work with copper, and made in the USA. Every garden needs frogs.

            Barbara
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Something made in the USA - fantastic!

            Akiko
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            Glad it's made in US!

            Amanda
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            Looks like something that would be in a lawn and garden catalog.

            Candace
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Just darling I would love to have this by my small pond.

            Christine
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            I think this is a great item to put in the garden. Hand-made by an American artisan of durable materials that should last a long time. Products made in the US are what we all should be supporting.

            Courtney
            Vote: Thumbs up!

            Would look great in my mom's garden.

            Pamela
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            I could easily pass this by.

            Kim
            Vote: Thumbs down!

            Kinda creepy! lol

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