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hold on business card holders

by Malcolm and Mary Ann Owen
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Metal artists Malcolm and Mary Ann want to help you put your best foot forward--a foot measuring less than an inch, but still full of hope and determination.

The tiny man and woman featured on these miniature, metal creations seem completely undaunted by their size. They stand confidently, dressed for business, and ready to go. Above them towers a metal clip in which you can display business cards, a photo, or a reminder of your goals.

Malcolm and Mary Ann create these works by hand in their metalworking studio, nestled among New York's Adirondack Mountains.

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brass, copper, sterling silver
3" H x 1.75" W

Hold On Business Card Holders- Man(on right)and Hold On Business Card Holders- Woman(on left) have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Malcolm and Mary Ann Owen

Malcolm and Mary Ann Owen

Artists Malcolm and Mary Ann Owen own a small metalworking studio located in the northern foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State, not far from the Canadian border. They have owned and operated the studio since 1976.

The Owens work with copper, brass, gold and sterling silver, creating clocks and other small household objects. Most works are a collaborative effort, with Mary Ann creating the theme and layout of the pieces and Malcolm working on the mechanical aspects of production. Both partners also independently create one-of-a-kind works: Mary Ann makes jewelry and small-scale sculptures, and Malcolm makes large sculptural and decorative work.

As a child, Mary Ann was always interested in a variety of crafts. After being introduced to a wide range of metalworking techniques in college, she concentrated on jewelry making. The small figures seen throughout her work create a special intimacy with the viewer and a metaphor about people and time.

Malcolm has always had a strong bond with tools, both to use and to make. As a self-taught blacksmith he made many of the hammers and stakes still used in the studio today. His training in philosophy combined with his love of tools resonates in his work.

Their artwork is unique and insightful in their design and craftsmanship. Each piece is entirely handmade from start to finish by the artists. The variations in patina and figure placement are considered desirable and normal thus marking each piece as truly handcrafted.

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Boring and price is too high.

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Sorry, this is a miss.

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This is overpriced.

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