Jim Shore Nativities from an Engineer

When you admire one of Jim Shores great nativities, you may be surprised to learn that Jim Shore studied engineering in college , not art. He grew up in rural South Carolina and I guess he realized that he needed a technical degree to make enough money to support his family. He initially did that and worked on his art in his spare time.

He did come from some artistic roots, though. His mother was a very prolific quilter and he learned to appreciate the time and effort it took to make those designs. You can easily see the quilting influence in his designs today. I grew up in a rural area of Virgina and I remember my own grandmother having "quilting parties". She would invite a few ladies from the area to come over and they would sit around a huge table frame and had the quilt stretched over it. They would all be working on a different section at the same time. I loved those quilts and apparently so did Jim Shore.

As he honed his skills as an artist, it became increasingly apparent that he needed to devote his efforts to his passion. He founded a company called Designs America and quickly grew it to 350 employees. This did not go over too well though, because he had to devote so much time to running the company, he could not enjoy his art. Jim began to search for a partner that could do the marketing side for him. This is when he found Enesco. He joined with them and has been ever since.

Jim's designs are very much like the quilts he watched his mother make back in South Carolina. His designs are both interesting and diverse. Within a Nativity Set you will find both those elements. It is easy to find a small piece of a quilt design on many of his sculptures.

I hope you enjoy Jim Shore designs as much as I do. We have them throughout our home and each one brings a smile to my face when I get close and inspect the work of this great artist.

Jim Shore Christmas Heartwood Creek from Enesco German Santa Figurine 6.75 IN
Jim Shore Christmas Heartwood Creek from Enesco German Santa Figurine 6.75 IN
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A customary German Santa with pipe and clock. Part of Santa's around the world collection. and a great gift-Giving price.

Jim Shore Seasonal Angel Figurine with Four Baskets
Jim Shore Seasonal Angel Figurine with Four Baskets
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Jim Shore's new Seasonal Angel Figurine is a beautiful tribute to the changing times of year. Decorated with the artist's signature combination of quilt patterns and rosemaling designs, she holds one of four colorful baskets to represent the seasons...

Jim Shore for Enesco Heartwood Creek 4.25-Inch Black Cat with Bat Figurine, Mini
Jim Shore for Enesco Heartwood Creek 4.25-Inch Black Cat with Bat Figurine, Mini
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Jim Shores charming miniatures are a delightful accent to your Halloween display. This witchy cat has a special flying friend to share in the fun.

Jim Shore Heartwood Creek by Enesco White Woodland Owl, Squirrel w/Bunny and Fox 3 Piece Set
Jim Shore Heartwood Creek by Enesco White Woodland Owl, Squirrel w/Bunny and Fox 3 Piece Set
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. White Woodland Animal Figurines. 3 piece set. Part of Heartwood Creek collection by Jim Shore. Made from stone resin. Approximately 2.5 inches tall (6cm). Includes original manufacturers box and packaging...

Jim Shore for Enesco Heartwood Creek Stacked Harvest Animals Figurine, 12.5"
Jim Shore for Enesco Heartwood Creek Stacked Harvest Animals Figurine, 12.5"
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These stacked icons are a whimsical folk-art portrayal to the bounty of autumn. A rendered in the warm; rich colors of the season; this charming Totem pole is a delightful addition to any holiday decor

Jim Shore Heartwood Creek by Enesco White Woodland Owl On Branch Figurine
Jim Shore Heartwood Creek by Enesco White Woodland Owl On Branch Figurine
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. Wisdom Begins With Wonder. White Woodland Owl Figurine. Part of Heartwood Creek Collection by Jim Shore. Made from stone resin. Approximately 4.5 inches tall (11cm). Includes original manufacturers box and packaging...

Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore Woodland Santa Claus Figurine Sculpture
Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore Woodland Santa Claus Figurine Sculpture
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Jim Shore’s Heartwood Creek collectibles weave stories that express a sense of family, friendship, and tradition. Each handcrafted collectible figurine, Christmas tree ornament, and gift unites designs from folk art and quilting to create distinctly special color combinations...

Jim Shore for Enesco Heartwood Creek Pint Sized Turkey Figurine, 5-Inch
Jim Shore for Enesco Heartwood Creek Pint Sized Turkey Figurine, 5-Inch
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This Pint-Sized Turkey features a great price and a compact size that fits in any holiday display. Note the Flock of Geese quilt pattern on Toms breast - it is a favorite of Jims - he uses it often to decorate his birds.

Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Christmas Owl Stone Resin Hanging Ornament, 3.8”
Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Christmas Owl Stone Resin Hanging Ornament, 3.8”
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Jim Shore’s hand-carved Heartwood Creek collectibles impart a sense of hope and nostalgia, embracing inspiring themes of family, tradition, spirituality, and patriotism. This woodland delight comes straight from the colorful imagination of Jim Shore...

Jim Shore HWC by Enesco Potters Shed Door with Garden Scene 4057691
Jim Shore HWC by Enesco Potters Shed Door with Garden Scene 4057691
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. All Things Grow with Love. Potter Shed Door with Garden Scene Figurine. Part of the Heartwood Creek collection by Jim Shore. Display on shelf or wall using keyhole on back. Made from stone resin. Approximately 9 inches tall (23cm)...







































































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