Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Chocolate Bunny Figurine

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Ah, the sweet sights of spring. Chocolate bunnies are an Eastertime staple, and this figurine realistically depicts that treat in fine detail. Done in a chocolate-like color and pushing a wheeled basket with three eggs inside, this bunny figurine simply looks good enough to eat! From the Heartwood Creek Collection by Jim Shore.

  • Titled "First Taste of Spring"
  • Decorated in chocolate-like color; touches of rosemaling and quilt-like pattern; pushed wheeled basket with three eggs
  • Made of stone resin to resemble handcarved wood
  • Measures approximately 8-1/2"H
  • Made in China

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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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it looks so real I could not believe how much this looked like a real chocolate bunny. PLEASE bring more of these to QVC. I would much rather buy these than a chocolate bunny that will not last. The kids will have these forever, as well as the memories of that day 05-24-12
Another Masterpiece!!!! I just received this and had to write a review!!! It is so adorable. I have the Chocolate Bunny from last year, and this is a wonderful compliment to it. One is good but 2 are better. Jim's talent is amazing to me. I don't know how he gets this to look like real chocolate. His pieces will be treasured for many years to come. Anyone who loves to decorate for Easter will appreciate the remarkable craftmanship. You will love this one!!! 04-19-12
Mom Loved My Mother loves Jim Shore and always collected "Chocolate" bunnies. So when I saw this "chocolate" bunny, I knew Mom would love this. I gave it to her as an Easter gift. It was the best Easter gift ever. Thanks Mr. Shore. 04-13-12
Adorable This cute "chocolate" bunny looks great in a Longaberger Easter basket that I've had for years. I'll look forward to bringing him out each year. I love Jim Shore's work. 04-04-12
It's beautiful This chocolate bunny is so rich looking and beautiful. It's a piece of artwork and looks really nice no matter where you place it. 03-30-12
Looks like chocolate w/a twist Looks just like a carved chocolate bunny but without the guilt! I plan on coming back to buy more-great gift for an Easter basket. Won't be disappointed if you purchase!! 03-28-12
Cute enough to eat! This is so cute! I have him in a display on my coffee table and because he is decorated all the way around he is adorable from any place in the room you are sitting. He is the color of milk chocolate and looks good enough to eat! 03-27-12
Hop, Hop, Hopping Along To My Heart! When I saw this on the Jim Shore show, it was cute, but when I opened the box I received today, I discovered that it's downright adorable!!! He is right at home on my antique leaded glass door bookcases...right next to my Jim Shore Easter Basket collectible I purchased a few years ago. He is a welcome addition to my home, and I love the fact that he looks so much like a real chocolate bunny, except for one thing...he doesn't melt from cuddling with him too much! 03-22-12
So cute!! I love dark chocolate, so this was an Easter gift for ME! :) It is so cute! Nicely carved and the various brown shades blend beautifully! LOVE Jim Shore items! 03-21-12
Beautifully Detailed This chocolate bunny is another example of Jim Shore's incredible talent. The design of the piece and the shades of brown are amazing. I purchased the first chocolate bunny last year from QVC and ordered a second one for a gift. Thank you, Jim, for making this item a series. I can't wait to add the third one to my collection. Thank you QVC for introducing me to Jim Shore several years ago. I treasure all of the figurines I have collected. I met Jim in Ohio in December at a signing. I encourage everyone who has the opportunity to make every effort to go to a signing. Jim Shore is the nicest man you would ever want to meet. At the signings, he very generously shares his time with those of us who admire his work. 03-21-12
Eggcelent!!!!!!!!! Just received this & it is so cute! Every time I pick it up, I think I'm going to smell chocolate! I am debating adding the other version that Jim made to my collection that is available elsewhere. This one is definitely the cuter of the two though! 03-21-12
Unique beauty The photo on the Web site does not do this piece justice. The variations in the shades of brown in this figure are wonderful. The use of shading and color in this monochromatic bunny really showcases Jim Shore's talent. Not many people could pull this off. The bunny is very different from most spring/Easter decorations. I sent one to myself and one to my daughter. We both LOVE this. We also have a previous Easter tree and basket from Mr. Shore, but this is the new favorite. THANK YOU! 03-21-12

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