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

location

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
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.
Item ID
21509

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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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FROG ON A LILY PAD STAKE
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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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

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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

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from OKC, OK

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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

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    4.0

    Haven't opened it yet-it's forChristmas

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    from Petaluma, CA

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    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

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      5.0

      Love this frog!

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      from Los Angeles, CA

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      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

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        from Cheesehead

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        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

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          from Centreville, VA

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          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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