Wayne Ferree with a gargoyle
he carved -Washington Cathedral in 1987.
Gargoyles and Grotesques
The word gargoyle is defined as any grotesquely carved figure or
animal projecting from a roof gutter to direct rainwater away from a building.
Furthermore, the word gargoyle is derived from the French word gargoule or
gargouille-meaning to gurgle or bubble.
Ferree Studios our hammers and chisels are eager to create a
unique and exciting hand hewn stone carved gargoyle for your enjoyment or conversation piece. Our gargoyles and grotesques are
one of a kind, original, and authenticated collectible works of art that can be displayed indoors or outdoors.
Sculpture - Lions
Carved Indiana Limestone
26.5" High x 6" Wide x 15" Deep
Featherock Gargoyle on a Bluestone Base.
31" H x 23.5" W x 29.5 L
20" High x 18" Wide x 30" Long
Commissioned by Kalinosky Landscape, Wyoming, PA
23" High x 16" Wide x 15" Deep
Limestone Grotesque. Mouth is drilled for fountain plumbing.
Actual size is 14" x 14".
Featherstone Cat with inlayed Glass Eyes.
16" High x 18" Wide x 9" Deep
Gargoyles originated as architectural features on Gothic structures in
the Middle Ages, such as, cathedrals, churches, castles and buildings.
Gargoyles served to drain rain waters and also provided a form of
entertainment for viewers and passersby. Gargoyles also manifested
superstitious beliefs and folklore in a very creative and fanciful
three-dimensional form. It was commonly believed that these grotesque
imaginings would serve to thwart off evil spirits; they also served as
reminders of what might become of those who lived disobedient to GOD. In modern times gargoyles and grotesques have become extremely popular
and intriguing to just about everyone. Gargoyles are especially interesting when used as a garden or landscape feature.
We can also design and create a unique garden setting for a grotesque
figure or stone gargoyle feature.