Friday, August 11, 2017

Grainger McKoy Curvy Bracelet

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The Grainger McKoy Curvy bracelet makes a bold statement, but is delicately reminiscent of feathers. This sterling silver cuff bracelet makes a statement of elegant simplicity. Created by Grainger McKoy, sculpture artist by nature, this piece is a one-of-a-kind work of art that celebrates the uniqueness of the person while wearing it. Grainger’s sculpture is the inspiration for his jewelry creations that are celebrated in gallery exhibitions that are exclusive.

McKoy features birds and birds in flight in his sculptural creations. All of his jewelry creations begin as a sculpture and each one represents some feature of a bird. The Curvy Bracelet would pair beautifully with other feather pieces such as his beautiful wide feather earrings and feather necklace in sterling silver.

Grainger McKoy is a true artist and his pieces stand out in their detail and delicacy. They draw attention to the finer details and make the woman feel as if she is flying. Even the Curvy Bracelet with its bold lines and heavier feel still capture the essence of a bird in flight as it draws the eye to wander and follow each of its curved lines. You can experience Grainger McKoy’s works first hand in gallery exhibitions throughout the Southeastern United States. Owning this piece of jewelry is owning a piece of art by a world class artist. This piece and other pieces by McKoy send the ultimate message about how special the receiver makes you feel. It is a piece for the serious collector.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Grainger McKoy Wren Feather Earrings

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Every piece of jewelry has its own story to tell, and the Grainger McKoy Wren Feather Earrings are no exception to that. These earrings have a look to them that is different and special, and they draw attention from those who see them. These earrings are a conversation piece, and the uniqueness of them sets apart the one who puts them in place in their ears.

The Grainger McKoy Wren Feather Earrings can be crafted of either 14K or 18K gold, or they can be made of sterling silver. Each material offers the purchaser the option to get the earrings at a different price point. These earrings are made to look like a circle of little feathers, and the detail that is used in their design makes for a breathtaking finish. These earrings bring a bit of nature to any outfit.

Grainger McKoy grew up in a cabin that his father built, and the design of that cabin inspired him before he began working at the job of creating jewelry. He is an artistic individual with an eye for detail, and he crafts pieces that are special in all that they offer. His designs stand out among other jewelry options. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Grainger McKoy Heart Feather Pins and Pendants

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Every woman adores a gift given in love. And what better way to express your love to any woman than to present her with a gorgeous Grainger McKoy heart feather pins and pendants?

Inspired by Grainger McKoy’s love of all feathered creatures, these pendants and brooches, all formed from two feathers brought together to form a lovely heart come in a variety of metals from sterling silver to 18K gold. Each is a unique jewel any woman may wear for all occasions. Its understated elegance betokens her good taste, and her good fortune that someone has shown her this moving and enduring token of love and affection.

The timeless style and beauty of these Grainger McKoy creations are suitable for women of all ages. Grandmothers wear them as do young newlyweds and those about to be mothers.

Years later, as time slips by and that young woman has weathered the years, her Grainger McKoy feather pendant or brooch will continue to remain an important and timeless part of her collection of precious jewelry, a reminder of that day so far in the past when her beloved placed it around her gracile neck. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Elegant optical illusions

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Trompe l'oeil, or trick of the eye, is a method used in art that employs lifelike imagery to produce optical illusion that the reproduced objects occur in three dimensions. This mind-blowing technique is one of the core elements of Grainger McKoy’s jewelry creations, all of which stem out from his similarly astounding sculpture works, mostly featuring birds—the sculptor’s favorite art subject. Be it women’s jewelry, fine silver dinnerware and decors, or accessories and gifts for men, Grainger McKoy’s creations compels people to ask, ponder, scrutinize, and most of all, indulge in the iconic beauty of his works. Just like the iconic Grainger McKoy’s Mallard Feather Bracelet, a 14k gold bracelet, which is perfect to coordinate with the Mallard Feather Pin as it fuses four feathers that loop around the wearer’s wrist.
Grainger-McCoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center and in Winston-Salem and Downtown Greensboro.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Limited Grainger-McKoy

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Aside from its regular collection of stunning wood bird-in-flight sculptures, Grainger-McKoy also offers a limited edition line. This collection is more varied, rendered with more artistic license. For example, the Carolina Parakeet is styled with an incomplete body to draw your attention to the details of its facial expression, particularly the action of its beak. On the other hand, the Wren on Lock work depicts the bird that is about to take flight off an open lock, a surreal picture that combines two unrelated elements to tell a story. Another telling work is the Quail in Hand. It shows the bird held by a suggestive hand almost as squeezing the quail to death. Many of these sculptures are made from bronze and are produced in limited supply.
Grainger-McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center and in Downtown Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Acquire a Grainger-McCoy sculpture

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Grainger-McCoy tells of an interesting story how he started selling his model sculptures, which are lifelike renditions of birds in various actions. He said that he’d often create a scale model before starting the actual life-size sculpture. This helps him to show his clients the details and direction he’s pursuing for the actual work. However, a visitor to his studio would later show interest in his scale models, saying he doesn’t have a large room for a large piece, anyway. Grainger-McCoy said this gave him the idea of offering his scale models for sale, with prices ranging from $800 to $1,800. Not cheap, really, but a Grainger-McCoy is a collectible item that creates more value over time. Oh, Grainger-McCoy said you can still always commission for a life-size sculpture.
Grainger-McCoy is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro, Friendly Center, and Winston-Salem.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Sculpture Around Your Finger

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Grainger McKoy started out as an artist. He created sculptures inspired by the dynamics of bird behavior and flight. He brings his imaginations to reality in the forms of wood sculptures, jewelries and gifts. The jewelry collections started off later in his career. It all started when he created smaller sculptures and cast them into jewelry for his wife. He began to receive enthusiastic response from it and the collection exploded into a 70 piece marvel. One piece off this collection is the classically-styled Wide Feather Rings. This piece resonates well with both men and women and even across age groups. This is the only ring in the collection that is completely unchanged between the men's and women's version. The piece is perfect for newlyweds and couples who celebrate their long and strong relationships. 
Visit Schiffman's in Winston-Salem if interested in Grainger McKoy's famous Wide Feather Rings. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

The famed wood sculptor sells jewelry

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Grainger McKoy is known for his striking wood sculpture featuring birds in motion. They aren't your regular pieces of art; each work reveals stunning details and lifelike action. A few years back, the artist started sculpturing minute artworks and casting them into jewelry, first, for his wife, then, as word spread about his jewelry collections, to customers. The result is a full collection of jewelry pieces for men and women, plus a fine silver dining collection. The Men's Accessories range from cufflinks to studs featuring an outdoorsman theme of quails, wood ducks, feathers, doves, and flies. On the other hand, the Jewelry for Women includes pins, rings, earrings, and necklace. It also features typical Grainger McKoy sculpture works of wide feathers, hummingbirds, and Carolina Wren bird. 
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Beautiful Obsession

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One’s passion can turn into an obsession and hopefully a healthy one. But one man’s passion and obsession turned into something greater than just his. It turned into a spectacle – a line of beautiful works of art that take inspiration from birds and their mystical flight. That man is Grainger McKoy – the world-renown artist. Grainger McKoy creates beautiful sculptures starting from wood and uses a lost-wax cast to create metal pieces. He works in many mediums such as bronze, gold, steel, sterling silver, and platinum. Also, Grainger McKoy creates smaller sculptures and casts them into jewelry for his way. Today, his work has expanded out from art pieces and jewelry for his wife. Now, we can all avail of pieces from his artistic genius in the form of his bird inspired jewelry for men and women and also Fine Silver – all done with his trademark feel and master craftsmanship. 
To catch more of Grainger McKoy pieces to take home, visit Schiffman’s in Winston Salem.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Specially Made for You

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Grainger McKoy is an artist who is very well-known for his beautiful sculptures. He draws his inspiration from the dynamics of bird behavior and creates artworks that range from sculptures to jewelry and gifts. The latter kinds are those that are easier to take home and are perfect for wearing and giving. Grainger McKoy pieces have that trademark look and theme of birds – feathers, wings, and flight. Pieces look graceful and look as if in motion. Grainger McKoy pieces are truly unique and one of a kind. They are available in gold and silver. Special as they are they need a week or two of wait time to arrive for you. They are specially made for you – handcrafted with superb attention to detail. 
For your Grainger McKoy pieces, visit Schiffman’s in Downtown Greensboro. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Magnitude of Artistry

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Even to the untrained eye, a Grainger McKoy is clearly a masterpiece. In fact, to the untrained eye, the signature wood sculptures seem alive. Grainger McKoy belongs to a handful of masters who can transform something as hard as a wood into something as soft as a feather, his favorite subject. Whether it’s birds in flight or fighting, or a heron standing calmly in still waters, the sculptures breathe with life. The feathers are sculpted in individual patterns, each one seems to react to the wind in its own motion. When you realize that a feather consists about fifty barbs each, and a wing can have a hundred feathers, and a bird can be covered in a thousand feathers, you get the magnitude of Grainger McKoy’s eye for details.
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Men’s jewelry by Grainger McKoy

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You’re impressed with Grainger McKoy’s lifelike wooden bird sculptures. They catch the animals in flight or in action, every muscle is toned perfectly and the colors seem to breathe life to the wood. Now admire the same Grainger McKoy excellent craftsmanship and bird sculpting artistry in its collection of men’s jewelry. The Quail Cufflinks showcases detailed feather lines and set in 14k or 18k gold. It’s also available in sterling silver. Or you can go for the Wood Duck Cufflinks. Meantime, the Fly Cufflinks is typical Grainger McKoy. The birds appear in flight, and in fact, it’s the first jewelry work of the sculptor. Grainger McKoy also creates money clips in stylistic fashion with little bird sculptures attached to them. Other impressive Grainger McKoy jewelry items include stud sets and lapel pins.
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Where to put Grainger McKoy?

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It’s beautiful, a masterpiece of art. But where do you place it and for what? The Grainger McKoy, the impressive wooden bird sculptures popularized by its life-like expressions and actions, can be a lot of different things to your interior. It can grace the living room, a corner accent to add a natural ambiance. Likewise, you can place the artwork as a centerpiece against a solid colored wall (preferably matte finish).  Or, you can put the signature sculpture near the fireplace (not to close, though) to give a textured feel of the outdoors. The Grainger McKoy work can also occupy a strategic place in the dining area, perhaps above a kitchen cabinet to create an illusion of birds in flight. During dinners with guests, the masterpiece can be a conversation magnet.
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Recovering with McKoy

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Just as it takes time to clear the rubble and repair the damage, it takes time to recover your emotional equilibrium and rebuild your life – after a traumatic event. Sometimes, the way to recovery comes when one trusts your own body to repair itself.  It is when you stop looking for that outside miracle cure or that magic pill that would make it all go away. But more often than not, some would have lost count of the number of people who have gone on to fully recover; but all it takes is a little patience and a proper understanding – and sometimes a little bit of art. Grainger McKoy (born in 1947) is an artist who draws inspiration from the dynamics of bird behavior. He is best known for his wood sculptures but also produces jewelry and gifts. He is currently working on a 12ft Recovery Sculpture – an enlarged version of the 8ft wing of a Pintail duck in the recovery position. With his art, you would understand that it is not the destination but the adventures it would take to get to the destination. 
Visit Schiffman’s at Downtown Greensboro for more information on Grainger Mckoy.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

One of Grainger McKoy’s most difficult artworks

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Grainger McKoy’s “Least Bittern” work in 1987 is perhaps one of the artist’s greatest works. “It’s one of my greatest challenges,” the artist said, citing the difficulty in creating the mirror image of the bird in the water. The sculpture is masterfully crafted with subtleties that despite being made from basswood, each element in the artwork achieves a stunning semblance to reality. The grass looks thin and delicate and can easily be blown away at any moment, while the bird appears as real flesh and meat. Even the mirror image seems a true reflection that it tricks the eye if, indeed, this is a sculpture or an image captured by a camera. The artist used walnut, metal and oil pain to create the accents and support and breathe life to the bird and his surroundings. The “Least Bittern” is just one of the masterpieces by Grainger McKoy, the name synonymous to high-end wood sculpture.
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Sculpting of Nature

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Growing amidst nature's abundance of flora and fauna, the young Grainger McKoy shaped his artistic inclination during his childhood years in the forest. His constant contact with nature blossomed into an artistic gift in a form of sculpting. Starting in wood as his integral part in the evolution as a fine craftsman to a prominent sculpture. Carving his niche in the society populated by self-adulated artist, competition has been tough. He comes out naturally and established itself as one of the most prominent artist of his time. Specializing in birds, each creation is crafted meticulously with well-defined features and articulated chippings that can sometimes be mistaken as a real one. Using basic materials of wood, bronze and silver, it innovates itself to suit the demand of the market. These exquisite fine carvings of wood, bronze, glass or silver are created using the lost-wax process, which produces excellent pieces acceptable only for people of exquisite taste in art sculptures.
Grainger McKoy Creations are exclusively displayed at Schiffman's  in Downtown Greensboro.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Bird Theory

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We are all like birds...After all, we are fragile. We have a tendency to want to fly free. We build nests and nurture our young and we flock to birds of a feather and we also fly solo when necessary. Watching birds reminds us that beneath all the layers, all creatures, including us, are driven by one thing: the simple urge for life. But not like all of us, Grainger McKoy embodied all these ideas when he began creating some smaller sculptures and cast them into jewelry for his wife Floride –intertwined with his love of Birds. There was an immediate, enthusiastic response from everyone and it has grown into a 40 piece collection. He has recently been developing men's gifts and designing sterling silver pieces for the home, table and as baby gifts. 
You can purchase items by Grainger McKoy at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Reflecting art

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Grainger McKoy is a master of sculpture of reflection, birds in action with their mirror images in imagined water. Black Skimmer in 1983, a piece made from basswood, walnut, metal and oil paint, was Grainger McKoy’s first of these “reflective” works. The bird and its mirror image are subtly joined at the beak’s tip, creating an illusion of reflection that is separate from its subject. Grainger McKoy adds details of subtle actions to add to the realism, such as the flipping of feathers at the wingtips and its distorted mirror image caused by abstract flowing water. The colors are rendered in varying shades, mindful of the shadows thrown by the bird’s action. The Black Skimmer is a three-dimensional perfection of reflective art that is now a trademark of Grainger McKoy.
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pity the bird

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A Grainger McKoy is always a warm soup in a winter’s night for the soul. Not only are the details impressive, but the ability of the artist to give his work life, the “spirit” as Leonardo da Vinci calls it, is truly a master stroke of genius. Is it the detailed sculpture or the rich colors? The Single Mourning Dove, done in 1982, carries such a deep sorrow of a bird that has lost its flight and now lays on the ground helpless and vulnerable. Its eyes look at you for mercy, as yours are drawn to the blue hues of its feathers as if they glow within. The pinkish feet create an accent to the color, as they add to the drama of a bird in danger. You almost feel pity for the bird until you remember it is done in rich basswood, metal and oil paint. 
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


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I have been a fan of Grainger McKoy wood since the first time I came across one. The fluidity of motion does not fail to impress even the clueless, and Grainger McKoy has a slew of birds in flight captured in various actions—a dogfight with a snake and a mother feeding her baby are my favorites. But it is the Recovery Stroke piece that, to me, showcases the Grainger McKoy artist’s true genius. The feathers are well studied and sculpted; you can sense each one grasping the invisible wind to create lift. The tendon is tensed suggesting the bird is using more power than usual to adjust its bearing. Not the least, the color in monochromatic brown achieves depth without needing other colors. I know my art, and when an artist can tell his or her story in the barest elements, a piece of wing than a whole group of flying birds, for instance, that’s genius.
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Playful parakeets

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The birds dive for a landing with their wings spread out and revealed in stunning details. The feathers change color from brownish to greyish in a smooth transition before abruptly giving way to a gradient of yellow and blue hues. It is the Grainger McKoy Carolina Parakeet, the 1992 masterpiece of Dan Lufkin who used basswood, metal, alabaster and oil paint. The parakeets’ heads glow in orange-yellowish light, their eyes set on something on the ground. Such is the skill of the Grainger McKoy artist; creating a non-present target through the eyes of his subjects, the parakeets. The birds glide on a soft wind, yet again unseen but felt by the eyes. The parakeets are stretched out apart far enough that creates an illusion of separate elements but bounded as one fine wood sculpture.
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Poor duck

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You can almost hear the duck wails as it struggles out of the croker sack. Poor duck. Well, not really. It is a Grainger McKoy sculpture once again tricking your eyes. The duck cries for release. The web feet, beautifully shaped in detailed rubbery skin of a duck's, hang loose but powerless. The wings, crafted out of basswood and painted in details with oil, are almost feather-like. You know it is a Grainger McKoy art, yet still you are tempted to pluck out a feather. The story is a sad conclusion for the duck, all wrapped ready for the pan. Wait, it is just a wood, you remind yourself. Such is the power of a Grainger McKoy work, you can even feel for a hapless bird.
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Amazing illusion

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The sculptor weaves his magic. He puts basswood, walnut, metal and oil paint in the cauldron, casts a spell of his workmanship earned from years of mastering wood carving and painting, and voila! The Grainger McKoy Least Bittern wood art comes to life. If you’ve seen elegantly sculpted wood art before, the Least Bittern will elevate your concept of a masterpiece in wood sculpture. It creates an illusion of a mirrored bird looking down at clear, glassy, serene water. The mirror birds are carved in perfect symmetry, making people take a second look if it is three-dimensional or a photograph in front of them. The sculpture is unmatched; if there is one thing that will challenge it for your attention, it is the depth of the paint. The shades, hues and tones are in the right places. The bittern itself appears mesmerized.
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Nine times impressive

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Even for the untrained eye, the Covey Rise wood artwork of Grainger McKoy reveals at once the depth and detailed focus of the artist. With a historical passion to capture flying birds on wood, Grainger McKoy showcases its mastery of basswood in the Covey Rise piece. The quails are brought to life, expressing realistic muscle constrictions, focused eyes and individual feathers ruffling in the right direction to catch wind and create a lift. The carving is nine times even more impressive when you see nine coveys in flight, each one creating its own motion and momentum. Remarkably, each bird is uniquely marked for a specific age and sex to create a natural setting. Metal and oil paint create a three dimensional touch to the wood, a Grainger McKoy trademark.
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Beginnings

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The First Bird, the cypress wood sculpture of Grainger McKoy in 1960, is not only a symbol of the studio’s beginnings. It is a harbinger of the finest wood sculpted art pieces to come under the Grainger McKoy line of birds carved in wood. The First Bird is basic in all angles, but at its core is Grainger McKoy’s subtle and confident touch that creates life out of wood. The same master stroke is evident in its Sanderlings work, a 1986 sculpture in basswood, walnut, metal and oil paint. Grainger McKoy captures the birds in flight, each one appears to be engrossed in its own thought of escaping winter. Such is the depth of a Grainger McKoy art that no tiniest detail is missed, not a single action is overlooked.
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

High drama captured in basswood

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It is almost magical to see a wood transformed into a Grainger McKoy sculpture. The Red-Shouldered Hawks and Copperhead Snake, a masterpiece of basswood, metal, and oil paint, captures the airborne drama of predator vs. predator-turned prey. The artist Grainger McKoy has been perfecting his wood sculpture since his growing-up years in the fifties, and culminating in his hawks and snake work along with his other flight-inspired masterpieces. The birds collection have made Grainger McKoy synonymous to the highest expression of basswood art. Grainger McKoy illustrates the excited wing feathers of the hawks as they grasp for air for a lift while their claws bleed the life out of the snake. It is life’s drama frozen in wood as only a Grainger McKoy work can achieve.
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Gentleman's demeanor

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A Grainger McKoy is sure to melt a lady’s heart. How can a woman not be affected by its pearl-accented feather wreath pin and pendant in gold and sterling silver? But a Grainger McKoy is also designed to melt a man’s heart, albeit he will not reveal it. Instead, the man will appear reserved in his appreciation of a Grainger McKoy cufflink, ring, or stud. He will look at its intricately crafted themes, such as quails and ducks, in steady appreciation without showing a hint of excitement or uncontrollably wanting them. But in his heart he drools over them. And he wants to collect them all! Such is a gentleman’s demeanor. Calculated and confident.
Like a Grainger McKoy jewelry for men. Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

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