Snail Sculpture

created by

Nerio Festa

Nerio Festa created by

Nerio Festa

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Setting the Pace

Leave it to a snail to serve as a reminder to slow down. This stone and steel sculpture, designed by Nerio Festa and handmade in Northern California, is a natural indoors or out. Crafted by hand with the desire to minimize the effects of its production on the environment, each sculpture maintains a distinct look due to the individuality of the stones. The inspiring symbol of the "slow food" movement, whose philosophy entreats individuals to relax and enjoy the food they eat, this unhurried guest will enjoy spending time in your home. Over time spent outside, steel parts will naturally rust. Handmade in Northern California.

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Nerio Festa

created by

Nerio Festa

location

California

After moving to San Francisco in 1994, Nerio Festa began creating natural, artistic pieces with steel, recycled metal, stones and paper. His works are inspired by the vines in wine country.

Before starting his own company, Nerio, an Italian sculptor, designed and built furniture and custom interiors for home offices and sailing yachts.

Naturally occurring stones, polished smooth by centuries of ocean tides and rivers, are a central element in the his designs. The idea of using these varied stones in his work grew out of a trip to Encinitas, a storybook beach in Southern California. He took some stones home, placed them around the living room and began experimenting with "wrapping" them within rusted steel rods from his workshop and transforming them into functional art.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
stone, reclaimed steel
Measurements
13-16" L x 6-8" H x 3" W
Item ID
14222

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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.



Snail Sculpture has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.

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Snail Sculpture
 
4.5

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (22)
  • Durable (13)
  • Weather proof (9)
  • Visible at A distance (5)
  • Good value (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (14)
  • Porch (11)
  • Back yard (7)
  • Front yard (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (10), Budget shopper (3), High-end shopper (3), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4), No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unique Gift

Great idea and will make the perfect gift for the person intended. The stone within the one we received, however, is enough unbalanced to make the entire snail tip from its intended position. ...Read complete review

Great idea and will make the perfect gift for the person intended. The stone within the one we received, however, is enough unbalanced to make the entire snail tip from its intended position. Not enough of an issue to return it, but just enough to keep it from 5 stars.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Everyone Already Thinks I'm Weird....

I ordered three of these guys, two as presents and one for me. I had seen one in a shop and remembered it as being smaller than the guys I eventually got - these...Read complete review

I ordered three of these guys, two as presents and one for me. I had seen one in a shop and remembered it as being smaller than the guys I eventually got - these weren't *cute*, was I mad before? Not that they're without charm, oh no, but you can't easily set up a snail trail with these honkers. And I had hoped to get snails that were more upright (snail-like) than horizontal (slug-like) and would have preferred different (darker) stones. But, what a weird thing to quibble about! Maybe if I put mine outside it'll acquire character...

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Disapointed

By 

from Fort Wayne, Indiana

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Rusts quickly

Best Uses

    Comments about Snail Sculpture:

    I love the look but don't use outside as it rusts immediately. Would have thought at this price it would be higher quality.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    snail is perfect

    By 

    from Minnesota

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Visible At A Distance
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Front Yard
      • Garden
      • Porch

      Comments about Snail Sculpture:

      The snail is awesome! It will make a great addition to our water garden collection of creatures. I may have to get another one or two!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was quick but packaging wasn't great. The snail had poked through the box and could have been damaged.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      So cute!

      By 

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Door stop

        Comments about Snail Sculpture:

        My mom loved this little guy so much she doesn't want to put him outside. She's going to use it as a door stop at the lake house.

        I knew it was bigger than the picture looked because I read the reviews beforehand. I wish I would have ordered one for myself. Super cute!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Very happy with purchase

        By 

        from ND

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Perfect size
        • Sturdy
        • Unique

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Porch

        Comments about Snail Sculpture:

        I purchased this snail to use in my flower garden. It is the perfect size and weight. Very sturdy constructon.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Very prompt delivery. Product arrived in perfect condition.

         
        5.0

        Great garden eye catcher!

        By 

        from Norfolk, NE

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about Snail Sculpture:

          I bought 2 of these adorable garden snails, one for my mom and the other for my mother-in-law. Both of them loved it and can't wait to put it in their garden's this summer. Unique and cool gift idea.

           
          4.0

          They loved it!

          By 

          from Scottsdale, AZ

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about Snail Sculpture:

            Sent this as a gift to my parents for their garden. They enjoyed adding it to their garden. Haven't seen it in person, but they said it was a good size.

             
            5.0

            Adorable Snail!

            By 

            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Such a unique item
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Front Yard
            • Garden
            • Porch

            Comments about Snail Sculpture:

            Good thing I read the reviews because I originally thought this was a smaller sculpture that could sit on a desk.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worth it's weight in granite.

            By 

            from Albuquerque, NM

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Secure
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back Yard
              • Front Yard
              • Garden
              • Inside
              • Porch

              Comments about Snail Sculpture:

              Once again Uncommon Goods comes up with something whimsical, quirky and fun. My go to place for all things good.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very unusual. Love it

              By 

              from PA

              About Me High-end Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Yard
                • Front Yard
                • Garden
                • Indoor decor
                • Porch

                Comments about Snail Sculpture:

                This is a perfect gift. Well made and unusual. The snail looks small in the photo. Don't be surprised by it's size...much larger than it appears, so measure. Does not come in a set of 3 as you might think.

                 
                5.0

                This Is Absolutely Adorable

                By 

                from Logan, Utah

                About Me High-end Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Visible At A Distance
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Inside by floor plants
                  • Porch

                  Comments about Snail Sculpture:

                  I have 5 tall metal leaf sculptures that are anchored on rocks. This snail looks adorable at the base of these sculptures. Also have live plants in same area.

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