The Artisan Tent at the Zoar Harvest Festival - 2021

Steve Hazlett - weathervanes - whirligigs and trade signs

About Steve Hazlett

Weathervanes, whirligigs and trade signs are as varied as the subject matter they represent. One hundred plus year old heart pine salvaged from out buildings and barns built during the 19th century from the upstate New York area are used in creating my work. I also incorporate antique copper, tin and iron into my work. I use chisels, draw knives, handsaws and carving knives to handcraft my pieces. Buttermilk paint, which was widely used in early America after 1800, is the most accurate historical choice for completing my objects. The rural folk artist would craft paint from various milk derivatives and a combination of earthen ingredients resulting in paint adaptable to use on their handcrafted weathervanes, whirligigs and trade signs. I use buttermilk paints crafted for reproduction of original colors for painted folk art objects.

Email: shazlett@stny.rr.com   Phone: 607-936-3911  Website: www.americanfolkcraft.com  Location: 107 Fairview Ave., Painted Post, NY 14870

 

Weather Vanes, Whirligigs, and Trade Signs

Weather Vanes, whirligigs and trade signs are as varied as the subject matter they represent. One hundred plus year old heart pine salvaged from out buildings and barns built during the 19th century from the upstate New York area are used in creating my work. I also incorporate antique copper, tin and iron into my work. I use chisels, draw knives, handsaws and carving knives to handcraft my pieces. Buttermilk paint, which was widely used in early America after 1800, is the most accurate historical choice for completing my objects. The rural folk artist would craft paint from various milk derivatives and a combination of earthen ingredients resulting in paint adaptable to use on their handcrafted weathervanes, whirligigs and trade signs. I use buttermilk paints crafted for reproduction of original colors for painted folk art objects.

Steven Hazlett - Whirligigs

Steven Hazlett - Whirligigs