We design, carve, and cast each piece in our workshop in Covington, Louisiana.
We design, carve, and cast each piece in our workshop in Covington, Louisiana.
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Patron of Fathers & Protector of Houses: St. Joseph Handmade Plaque, Wall-Hanging
Patron of Fathers & Protector of Houses: St. Joseph Handmade Plaque, Wall-Hanging
Patron of Fathers & Protector of Houses: St. Joseph Handmade Plaque, Wall-Hanging
In the Company of Saints

Patron of Fathers & Protector of Houses: St. Joseph Handmade Plaque, Wall-Hanging

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I design, carve, and cast the pieces myself: they’re wholly original and copyrighted. I cast them in modified gypsum (a building material). After the pieces cure, we glaze and seal them. The pieces come boxed and can go outside. This pieces is meant only for hanging: it has a hook on the back. It is not free-standing. Each piece comes with a history card stating:

"Joseph is the patron of fathers because he was the father of Jesus. The Gospels don't say a great deal about the relation between Joseph and Jesus, though the general portrait of Joseph is of a kind and thoughtful man who loved and protected his son. The fact that Jesus took up Joseph's trade, that of a carpenter, shows Jesus' respect his father. Joseph is the patron/protector of houses because he was a carpenter, working in the small Galilean towns of Nazareth and Bethlehem in the first century. A carpenter at that time did both small jobs--fixing doors, etc.--and larger projects like building houses. Because Joseph is viewed as a protector of houses and those who live in them, his image is often placed near the entrance or inside houses to watch over the occupants and their guests. This image of Joseph holding a carpenter's square was handmade by Hank Schlau. It is made of an architectural material that can go outside."

Dimensions: 10 x 3.5 x 1

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