Meeting with an original Harvey Girl


Original La Posada Harvey Girl Marie Lamar and I having a chat and negotiating a trade: a box of broken Mimbreno dishes for a custom piece from my Fred Harvey Line. Thank you, Ann-Mary for facilitating this meeting. I can’t stop doin’ the happy dance!

See below for the custom piece I’ve just finished for Marie Lamar. Click on image to view larger.


All images and designs © Élise Renault.

If you would like to own a piece of your own, please email Élise at erenaultq@gmail.com or call me at +1 (505) 429-3670.


Treasures in the Rough


As I walk the railroad tracks searching for old bits of Fred Harvey and Santa Fe pottery, I have started documenting what these pieces look like before I transform them. Here are a few of those photos.

To see my sculptures and learn more, please see the Fred Harvey Line.

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Commission for José

Ring commission based on this piece of wood.








Another satisfied customer!

If you are interested in commissioning a custom-made piece, please contact Elise at 1(505)429-3670 or erenaultq@gmail.com.

Images© 2014 Elise Renault

Commission by a Fellow Hunter Gatherer

If you’re interested in owning a piece of your own contact me at 1 (505) 429-3670, email me at erenaultq@gmail.com, or click here to use the contact form.

Earrings, necklace and ring: Santa Fe Railroad China, sterling silver, Elise Renault, 2022

Bracelet: Santa Fe Railroad China, sterling silver, leather, Elise Renault, 2022

Images© 2022 Elise Renault

Fred Harvey Weekend 2021

Every Fall, Fred Heads gather in New Mexico to celebrate all things Fred for the Harvey History Weekend. I’ve been a featured artist for this event for over 5 years at both Santa Fe Antiques and Rough Rider Antiques as well as Detours Hotel Gift Shop in the La Fonda Hotel in 2017.

all artwork ©Elise Renault 2021.

If you’re interested in owning a piece of your own, please contact me at 1(505)-429-3670 or at erenaultq@gmail.com.

Collection of the newest Fred Harvey Line pieces (and a few spares)

Here are some of my latest pieces. Click on an image to see larger.

If you’re interested in owning a piece of your own contact me at 1 (505) 429-3670, email me at erenaultq@gmail.com, or click here to use the contact form.

Jewelry Trunk Show in Rockport, Texas

At the Rockport Center for the Arts, on May 4th I will be having a trunk show along with Kim Knife Chief. We will then give a two day workshop on beginning silversmithing. This is a sample of the work I will be showing.

Click here to see the calendar.

Please feel free to contact me at erenaultq@gmail.com.

Commissions always welcome.

Sneak Preview

Here’s a preview of my work that will be for sale at the Fred Harvey Weekend Event at the La Fonda in Santa Fe, NM this coming weekend, October 20-22, 2017.

For more information about this event, click here.

Santa Fe Antiques in Santa Fe, NM continues to carry my Fred Harvey Line as does Rough Rider Antiques in Las Vegas, NM.

To see more of my Fred Harvey Line, click here.

Interested in owning a piece of your own? Please contact Elise at 1 (505) 429-3670 or erenaultq@gmail.com.

Fred Harvey Weekend at La Fonda

I will be a featured artist in the upcoming Fred Harvey weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 20th-22nd, 2017. Click here to read the full September 2017 newsletter from La Fonda.

Excerpt from newsletter:

Detours at La Fonda – SPECIAL EVENT!

Welcome Fred Heads and Mary Jane Colter Fans! October 20th through October 22nd, 2017 is Fred Harvey Weekend in Santa Fe and Detours at La Fonda will be featuring all things Harvey. In store, on Friday October 20th from 10am-1pm and from 4-5:30 PM, artist Elise Renault will be on hand with unique, wearable sculpture-like jewelry made from very scarce, broken pieces of Fred Harvey dinnerware that she finds along the railroad tracks. The red and black Mimbreno pattern was introduced in the late 1930’s and used exclusively on the Santa Fe Chief until 1970. Each piece is hand-built and one-of-a kind and set in sterling silver. At the same time, Tom Whitson, one of La Fonda’s Art & History Docents, will be demonstrating traditional punched tinwork.

Click here to see more work from my Fred Harvey Line. Hope to see you there!