IMPORTANT NOTE!!! Quantities are getting low on many of these figures.
Some have already sold out, and once they're gone, they're gone!
If you're considering a purchase of one of the remaining figures, now
is the time!
Jerry Reinhardt and
his wife, Marilyn, carve and paint miniature replicas of carousel figures
in their home and studio in Stilwell, KS— near Kansas City. Their
carousel woodcarvings are nationally recognized as some of the best. Since
1980, they have hand carved and hand painted over 1,200 individual, carousel
woodcarvings that have been sent to collectors all over the world.
All profits go to the Fred and Mary Fried Preservation Fund, which is used to save carousels.
figure is initially carved in Linden (Basswood). The same type of tools (only smaller) as the
old masters carved with many years ago are still used to create these
works of art.
Each figure in the
National Carousel Association Collection is selected as representative
of some of the best work of the original masters and manufacturers, and
illustrating the beauty of the old wooden carousel figures. The miniature
version of the figure is carefully carved to catch the details of the
original. The completed miniature carving from Linden wood is used to
make a mold for the castings in the NCA Collection. Each casting is made
from an epoxy-resin mix by PJ's Carousel in Virginia. The casting is then
carefully hand painted by artists in the colors of the carousel figure
on the operating machine. Each figure is approximately 8 to 9 inches long,
and with the brass pole stands 11 1/2 inches tall. All of the work on
these castings is done in America, by Americans.
Jerry & Marilyn
Reinhardt are members of the National Carousel Association.
(Click on the pictures for a larger image and a description.)