4705 N. Broadway • Boulder, CO 80304
Our listed pricing is for the natural concrete stone. All of our cast stone treasures are perfected by filling and diamond grinding all seams, then we fill small holes and slight imperfections (including seams) with a concrete bonding material that matches our pieces perfectly. We then sand each piece to its utmost perfection.
Gargoyles are legends from the past, dating back to 600 A.D. These stone creatures still adorn European churches and cathedrals. Their sole purpose is to ward off evil spirits from the church or one's dwelling. Some have even suggested these formidable beasts are actually angels in disguise.
Legend of La Gargouille
A French legend that sprang up around the name of St. Romanus ("Romain") (AD 631–641), the former chancellor of the Merovingian king Clotaire II who was made bishop of Rouen, relates how he delivered the country around Rouen from a monster called Gargouille or Goji. La Gargouille is said to have been the typical dragon with batlike wings, a long neck, and the ability to breathe fire from its mouth. There are multiple versions of the story, either that St. Romanus subdued the creature with a crucifix, or he captured the creature with the help of the only volunteer, a condemned man. In each, the monster is led back to Rouen and burned, but its head and neck would not burn due to being tempered by its own fire breath. The head was then mounted on the walls of the newly built church to scare off evil spirits, and used for protection. In commemoration of St. Romain, the Archbishops of Rouen were granted the right to set a prisoner free on the day that the reliquary of the saint was carried in procession.
The winged gargoyle is a Florentine classic. This dog faced chained gargoyle with upright wings is a direct descendent from Florence Italy. Standing 20" tall. 35lbs. $65.00
Our classic Mediterranean Griffin. A signature of stature. The griffin is mythologically known for the guardian of treasures. This winged catlike creature stands 22" tall. 45 lbs. $100.00
Twisted Dragon Wall Sconce
Another classic wall mount sconce. The twisted Dragon with grapes. 14". $45.00
Bacchus is one of the most favored Italian gods. Known for his lavish partying he's the God of wine and spirits. 14" wall mount shelf. $45.00
The Spouting Gargoyle
The spouting gargoyle from Notre Dame. A very detailed piece that can be used in many variations. From a simple statuette to birdbaths and fountains. And also works perfectly for a table base. 24" tall. 80lbs. $100.00
Pan is the mythological creature from middle Greece. Known as the god of forests and animals, and upon playing his flute he would create great mischief. Available in two sizes
Small Pan. 16" tall. $45.00
Large Pan. 32" tall. 100 lbs. $125.00
A true classic, Emmett is known as the guardian of libraries and literature. He stands 25" tall and weighs in at 90lbs. $100.00
The Saytor, child of Pan. This relief is a limited edition from our studio. (only 10 produced annually). He originally looked down upon the city of Omaha from the cornices of the Omaha Bee building. (The oldest newspaper in Omaha). 24" 80lbs $200.00
Darwin is a custom from the studio. He's a combination of two different gargoyles posed with the look of friendliness.
15" tall. 20 lbs. $45.00
Dedo is known as a child savior due to his placement on the rooftop of Notre Dame in Paris. Offered in two sizes 10" tall. $40.00 6" tall. $15.00
The "Legend" of Dedo
"It all began in Paris when the Notre Dame Cathedral was being built, rising majestically stone by stone towards the heavens. It was custom to top each structure with a menacing gargoyle, who protected the cathedral by warding off evil spirits.
Marie Therese, a nun from a tiny convent in Provence, disliked the evil-looking gargoyles on the new cathedral, sitting so close to the heavens.
Disguised as a man, she trekked on foot to Paris, entered the work site, and quickly carved a small block into a lovable, protective creature. She placed her creature, with its pointy ears and human-like feet, on the highest roof, visible only to God Himself.
It was undiscovered for centuries until a small boy, lost in the labyrinthine structure, stumbled off a ledge and rolled down a roof into the arms of the littlest gargoyle, perched quietly on a ledge. Since that time, Marie Therese's creature was affectionately known as Little Dedo, the gargoyle with the crossed toes."