Ferree Studios

carved limestone gargoyles and grotesques Washington Cathedral
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.

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Animal Sculpture - Lions
Carved Indiana Limestone 
26.5" High x 6" Wide x 15" Deep
 Carved Featherock Gargoyle on a Bluestone Base.
31" H x 23.5" W  x 29.5 L 
 Carved Featherstone Planter.
20" High x 18" Wide x 30" Long

Big ones, small ones, funny ones, and mean ones, we carve gargoyles out of limestone, and Feather rock. Feel free to contact us for availability, time frame, and cost on your custom gargoyle.

Wayne D. Ferree and a carved limestone gargoyle grotesque fountain carving animal sclpture - cat
Carved Limestone Gargoyle
Commissioned by Kalinosky Landscape, Wyoming, PA
23" High x 16" Wide x 15" Deep
Carved Limestone Grotesque. Mouth is drilled for fountain plumbing.  Actual size is 14" x 14". Carved 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.

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East Coast

Ferree Studios
1109 SR 92 N
Tunkhannock PA 18657

570 665-0789 Ph
570 942-0322 Fax

West Coast Sales Rep.

Jade M. Devitt
1013 Manzanita Street
Los Angeles CA  90029

(323) 906-8728

Email: info@ferreestudios.com

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