H06251

Jim Shore Heartwood Creek "Pilgrim Patch" Pumpkin Pilgrim Figurine

Description
Give thanks for this festive figurine. Three stacked pumpkins create this adorable pilgrim. He wears a black hat, and carries a basket of fruit in his right hand and a lantern in his left. From the Heartwood Creek Collection by Jim Shore.

  • Green vine arms; top of the body is decorated with dark orange and light orange quilt-like pattern
  • Bottom decorated with multicolored rosemaling
  • Base has green vines and quilt-like patterns
  • Made of stone resin to resemble carved wood
  • Measures approximately 9-3/4"H
  • Made in China

Important Details

Why are there cracks on my Jim Shore figurine?

The cracks are part of the molding process and design of each Jim Shore piece. They're included to resemble the look and feel of real hand-carved wood.

About Jim Shore

About Jim Shore

Jim Shore

Jim Shore is a born storyteller. But for him, art speaks louder than words. So Jim sculpts his tales through an ever-expanding world of charming characters. And today, Jim's Heartwood Creek Collection is a story all it's own – a magical mix of collectible “scenes” that has attracted fans worldwide.

Inspired by nostalgia for his Southern country upbringing and his fascination with the intricate design of patchwork quilts, Jim Shore has created a world of fantasy with his charming polyresin figures. From whimsical animals to Disney characters to seasonal themes, each has the look of handcarved wood. He also designs decorative accents for home and garden, including lamps, wall hangings, weathervanes, birdhouses, statues, and more. Each design works with nearly any décor, from American country to contemporary.

“The most rewarding thing about creating my collection,” Jim tells us, “is that it is continually evolving and exciting. It's not character driven. There's always room for one more idea – another work in progress.

“Above all, when people look at my work or choose a particular piece, I want them to get joy from it. I get e-mails and letters from people who tell me that one of my pieces symbolizes an important moment in their life – sometimes happy, sometimes quite sad. This is very inspiring to me.”

Inspirations from the Past

Art has dominated Jim's life, from the time he's spent traveling around the world to his return to the small South Carolina town where he grew up. But wherever he was, Jim says it was always his parents who had the greatest influence on his life. “They always encouraged me to be artistic,” Jim says. “That's probably because my father was a master woodworker and my mother sculpted and created beautiful paintings on wood. They never gave me formal training in art, but I was always very quick to pick up any artistic endeavors, from stained glass and goldsmithing to portrait painting and wood carving.”

We asked Jim why he enjoys folk art so much. He explained, “Folk art has a certain rhythm and syncopation, and most people get some sort of satisfaction and pleasure from that. I also like that it's so versatile and works in various settings – its lack of proportion makes it almost abstract. And I like the way you can create a motif by combining so many different elements.

“Most of all, I love certain forms of folk art, such as quilting, because it's honest. Women, sometimes living in harsh conditions, went back to their European roots and emulated how this art was accomplished. They weren't in it for fame and fortune, but wanted to create something that would be pleasing and functional at the same time. From simple white-on-white trapunto to luxurious fabric designs, quilts have meaning and tell a story that is handed down through generations.

“My grandmother was a master quilter, and my wife Jan has collected quilts and vintage fabrics for years. As you can see, quilt motifs have also become the anchor in my collection!”

Patchwork quilt designs do appear throughout Jim's work, often combined with florals and painted “scenes within a scene.” But some of Jim's favorite items are his seasonal pieces. These are also popular with QVC viewers, especially his Halloween characters and charming Christmas angels, nativity scenes, Santas, sleighs and ornaments.

Behind the Scenes

Jim Shore always has a wealth of creative ideas and says he can often create designs in just a few days. He starts all his original sculptured figures with a polyresin base. Then he adds various fillers, depending on the effect he wants to create. Whether it's calcium carbonate, ground marble, dried sawdust, or even ground pecan shells, each imparts a different texture.

“I used to do my own casting,” Jim says, “but now, by having my work produced elsewhere, more people can enjoy it. I do all the initial tooling and painting on my model piece, and then teach craftsmen how I want them to reproduce it. I'm very satisfied with the level of quality and find that the renditions are very close to my originals.”

Jim says he pays particular attention to teaching craftsmen his style of painting. “I can't just say, 'Paint this red.' It may be red, but then there could be added orange, a float of burgundy and a glaze of purple to create the exact shade I want.”

His plans for the future? Jim has a long list. He wants to add historical figures and some circus and carnival themes to his Heartwood Creek Collection. His recent collaboration with Disney and a signing at Disneyland were very well received and now he's working on his own version of Cinderella's castle. He will also be continuing his licensing programs and designing tapestry, dinnerware, cards, and calendars so more people can enjoy his work in different forms.

Jim likes to talk to young artists and to others who want to know his secret to success. He is always quick to respond: “The last thing an artist should pursue is the dollar sign. This is not a yardstick to success. I use my talent with passion. When you put love and caring into a work, you succeed. It has to come straight from the heart.”

And that indeed is evident in Jim Shore's Heartwood Creek Collection.

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H06251 - Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Pumpkin Pilgrim Figurine 4.9 5 20 20
My First Jim Shore Purchase This piece is so beautiful. I'm glad I took a chance and ordered it. I collect snowmen and just couldn't resist. The only problem was when I opened the box, the lantern was not attached. I was able to put it back on with super glue and have had no problem with it coming back off. The work is very detailed and gorgeous. Love it! 11-16-08
Great Holiday Decoration This is my first Jim Shore purchase and I can see an addiction coming on. This is an absolute beautiful piece of woodwork. The detail and color is amazing. I have a hard time finding decorations for Thanksgiving, so was very pleased to find this. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. 11-07-08
Beautiful Craftmanship This was a very first purchase from Jim Shore I can't believe the equisite detail and beautiful colors. It is a cherishable piece. Since I have purchase a few other pieces that I can't wait to receive. 10-17-08
He's perfect! This is a beautiful piece by Jim Shore, and I am anxious to obtain the girl pumpkin figurine that goes so well with it, though they have sold out. Please ask Jim to make it available to us next year, if he can't get any more to QVC for distribution this year. LOVE HIS WORK--you will too. Colors and detail work much more vividly depicted on the actual piece than what you see online. You'll not regret this purchase; it will be a wonderful addition to a family tradition at Thanksgiving, and all through the fall each year. 10-10-08
Beautiful :) I purchased this item for my sister and her husband for their anniversary. I was there when she opened it and it is absolutely beautiful :) I liked it so much that I just ordered one for myself. It is so cuteand well made. I am just so pleased with it. I have purchased about 15 items over this year, some for family, friends and myself and everyone has been very happy with their items. This one in particular is now one of my "favorites"!!!!!! Thank you------ Jim Shore and QVC. This is just adorable..... :) Little Ruthie 09-30-08
Autumn Delight! As in all Jim Shore pieces this is exceptional craftsmanship and beauty. This piece will take you from Fall right through Thanksgiving. It is absolutely beautiful. It is on my kitchen counter as of today when I received it and will remain until Thanksgiving ends. I love it!!! Happy Fall. Thank you, Jim Shore and QVC. 09-30-08
Love It I received this pilgrim (who I call the man pilgrim) and also the "woman" pilgrim. They are both beautiful and look cute together. 09-25-08
BEAUTIFUL This a work of art! Workmanship perfect! This is a great item for fall, halloween or Thanksgiving. I am going to buy one for each of my girls and start a tradition of giving one Jim Shore item each fall! Highly recommend to any one who loves beautifully done decorative items. Dawn from Florida 09-23-08
Another Great Masterpiece I just rec'd my Pumpkin Pilgrim Figurine and once again Jim Shore has out did himself...Everytime I get one of his pieces I am amazed at the talent he possess. I am so thankful that he has chosen to take his talent and make all of us so happy through his handiwork...You too will be taken back with the beauty of this piece...thankyou QVC and above all THANKYOU Jim Shore... 09-19-08
Beautiful! I let this piece go last year. Unfortunately, I did not see waitlist offered & at the time, no other retailer carried the piece either. I got an email about the companion piece this year & I was able to now find this piece available again. It's a beautifully detailed piece! Just what you'd expect from any Jim Shore item. The lantern had come off of its hanger in shipment, but I was able to fit the lantern back on. It was a nice, tight fit, but I'll probably take it off & add some glue to be on the safe side. Beautiful piece!! 09-13-08
Fabulous I love this and the lady figure. The colors are absolutely gorgeous. They are now my favorites of all of Jim Shore's products. 09-10-08
Worth the Wait! Been on wait list for this figurine since last August. Just received it in January and it was worth the wait! The wire vines on this figurine gives it an added touch of whimsy. Looking forward to displaying it in the fall. 01-24-08

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