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 doesContinue reading “Sneak Preview”

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, 2017Continue reading “Fred Harvey Weekend at La Fonda”

The Tracks are Calling…

Having studied geology for as long as I did I can’t help but be attracted to the evolution of species. What could be better than the partial animal images of Mary Colter’s Mimbreño to fuel my imagination? Your mama may have been black but your grand daddy was a dinosaur!   (Click on an imageContinue reading “The Tracks are Calling…”

Thunderbirds and the ATSF

All Aboard!, mimbreño, sterling silver, 2015 Pendant/pin, turquoise fetish and sterling silver, 2015. If you love these and are interested in owning an original piece of your own contact me at 1 (505) 429-3670 or erenaultq@gmail.com. Click on an image to view larger. All images © 2015 Élise Renault

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 MarieContinue reading “Meeting with an original Harvey Girl”

Fred Harvey Line now at La Posada Hotel Gift Shop

The La Posada Hotel in Winslow, AZ is now carrying my Fred Harvey Line. I dropped off 10 pieces and am STILL doin’ the happy dance! See most of them below. Click on a photo to view larger. Want to own a piece of your own? Please visit the La Posada Gift Shop in Winslow, ArizonaContinue reading “Fred Harvey Line now at La Posada Hotel Gift Shop”

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.

Fred Head

So what is The Fred Harvey Line? A few years ago, I began walking the railroad tracks near my home looking for rusty old stuff to add to an ongoing sculpture in my back yard. Though scarce, occasionally I would find small bits of pottery with a red and black motif; others had a lovelyContinue reading “Fred Head”