• A rich collection of imagery explores the actual homes of three of the most esteemed wood artist/craftsmen of the modern era: Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloofi, and George Nakashima. Tour the private homes of these masters and compare their innovation and vision through the medium of their own homes, gardens, and work areas. Step into their environments, where aesthetics are most accurately realized. You’ll delight in Esherick’s humble mountaintop home where straight lines were purposefully forbidden, and Maloof’s sprawling California home that expresses his inexhaustible creativity and industriousness. Nakashima‘s home is a harmonious marriage of Japanese influences with Pennsylvania’s rich natural resources. This book is a must-have for devotees of these artists, as well as aspiring woodworkers who want tutelage from the top.
  •  Artist Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) is best known for his sculptural wood pieces and the way he applied the principles of sculpture to designs for functional objects. His pioneering work has made him an inspiration to fine woodworkers worldwide, helping to elevate the medium from craft to major art museums. Much of Esherick’s work is now on display in this rural studio he built on a hillside in Pennsylvania. This catalog documents, with beautiful color photography, more than 130 paintings, woodblock prints, sculpture, and utilitarian objects found at the Wharton Esherick Museum. One gains an appreciation for the range and depth of Esherick’s work when these pieces can be studied individually.
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    Memories by one of Esherick’s apprentices that includes interesting insights to Esherick's personality and working style. Authored by Horace Hartshaw, 2004. Paperback, 45pp.
  • Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our Porcupine Enamel Pin! A playful interpretation of Esherick's woodcut illustration for a collection of essays published by Centaur press in 1926.  It measures 1" x 1.5" and provides a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  
  • Packs of water-themed Esherick woodcut print notecards. Available for a limited time. Each pack includes 'Bright Mariner,' 'Bird in the Rain,' 'Water and Rocks,' and 'On The Deck.' 12 cards in a pack (3 of each design).
  • Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our Esherick Studio Enamel Pin! This playful interpretation of the Studio building measures 1" x 1.5" -- a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  
  • Packs of land-themed Esherick woodcut print notecards. Available for a limited time. Each pack includes 'Diamond Rock Hill,' 'The Solid Forest,' 'Porcupine,' and 'August.' 12 cards in a pack (3 of each design).
  • 2018 edition of the Horse-Shoe Trail Guidebook with 10 full-color topographical maps. The Horse-Shoe Trail is a public trail for hiking and horseback riding. It begins in Valley Forge and continues westward for over 140 miles to its junction with the Appalachian Trail on the crest of Stony Mountain north of Hershey. This trail guide, along with a complete set of maps, is a valuable resource for planning your hike on this historic trail. The guide is 73 pages long and contains 10 fold out topographical maps showing the route of the trail.
  • Packs of winter-themed Esherick woodcut print notecards. Each pack includes 'The Lane,' 'December,' and 'Christmas Snow.' 12 cards in a pack. More about the woodcuts: 'The Lane' features the snowy drive of Esherick's friend and patron Helene Fischer's home in the West Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia.  'December' depicts the Esherick's own home, "Sunekrest," the 19th-century farmhouse he and his wife Letty first lived when they moved to the Paoli countryside.  'Christmas Snow' is a lovely snowy depiction of the home of Dorothy Cantrell.
  • We’re celebrating Esherick’s printmaking with an exciting new shop item – Holzhausen Tea Towels! These tea towels bring a little piece of the Studio into your home, capturing the spirit of Esherick’s gift to his friend Hanna Weil, for whom he made a set of curtains with this dynamic repeating pattern. ‘Holzhausen’ is both the town in Germany where Hanna lived and Esherick’s title for his woodblock print depicting the view from her front porch. Screenprinted by Philadelphia-based artist and printmaker Marcus Benavides. Measures 28" x 28"
  • Purchase tickets for an Experiencing Esherick tour to give as gifts to friends and family! Everyone knows someone they'd like to visit the Wharton Esherick Museum! Guest tickets are valued at $20 each (one adult admission to an Experiencing Esherick Tour) and come mailed with a brochure. » Prefer paperless? You can send gift tickets to your loved one via email! Purchase digital gift tickets here.
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