H139175

Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Dachshund Dog Figurine

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Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Dachshund Dog Figurine
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Hot dog! This long fellow is adorned with handpainted details in Jim Shore's colorful style. The darling dachshund is made of stone resin to resemble handcarved wood. From the Heartwood Creek Collection.

Measures 5"L x 2-1/4"D x 4"H.

Made in China.

Tune in to QVC for Jim Shore Heartwood Creek - Folk Art Collectibles

Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6 – 7 a.m. ET

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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H139175 - Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Dachshund Dog Figurine 4.8 5 13 13
Puts a smile on my face!!!! I received this as a gift and have it in my curio cabinet for everyone to enjoy. I have a miniature dachshund and this piece is so cute and adorable...just like the breed itself. If you are a dachsund owner or even just a dog lover, you will love this piece! I have many dachshund items in my home but this is one of my favorites! Great detailing. Thanks! 03-27-11
Longfellow is awesome His name is Longfellow - or so it says on the bottom. That was my dogs nickname. he was part Coonhound and part beagle. he was as shortl as a beagle but looooonnnnggg body!!!!!! This was perfect 08-11-10
Great Dachshund Figurine I love this Dachshund!! He makes me smile just like my own Dachshunds do. I have one now and have owned many in the past. This one looks just like one that I had that lived for 15 years and it brings back memories of her. I have many of Jim Shores pieces & they are all beautiful. 07-07-10
This was a winner! I gave this to my parents last year for christmas and they loved it and thought is was to cute, I knew they would consiering they have a real Dachshund and own alot of things with dachshund on then (shirts, magnets) I own a few figures from him shore my self. 10-15-09
beautiful piece! I bought this little guy last year and after reading the negative review, I had to put in my comments. This is a very typical Jim Shore piece. How Jim captures such beautiful expressions on his pieces is a wonder to me. It totally captures the essence of dachshunds and the colors are as beautiful as I have come to expect in a Jim Shore piece. The only request I might have for Jim is to make a long haired version as well if he hasn't already. 10-14-09
So Beautiful!!! I am amazed by the wonderful work of Jim Shore. I am from Norway, but have now lived in the US for over a year. The first time I watched Jim Shore on QVC, I was so amazed by the intricate and beautiful work, I got completely overwhelmed by his work. In Norway, folkart, and rosemaling is very very common, it is a very big part of our culture. So needless to say, when I saw Jim Shores work, I totally fell in love with it, and it brought Norway into my home! I have bought some pieces, and will continue doing so. When I was browsing through some of his work here on QVC, I found this little guy, and I was totally amazed!!! I own a dachshund myself, a longhaired one, and when I received this little guy, and looked at the expression on its face, it truly shows the dachsie spirit. I love all the pieces I have purchased from Jim, but this little guy has a special place in my heart. I also purchased a smaller version of this one, an ornament, and for Christmas the ornament was hanging on our tree. They are now both sitting on top of a shelf, looking like a momma dachsie and her baby :) Thank you Jim for you wonderful work and for bringing so much joy and fun into peoples homes. You are truly a very talented and wonderful artist. 02-13-08
Disappointed I was disappointed in the colors and application of them. Looked like I bought it on the boardwalk. 02-13-08
Unconditional Love What a sweet face on this doxi! He is smiling, just like my dachshund! Thank you Jim Shore...great piece! This one shows the personality of the breed, lots of love on 4 feet with floppy ears. 02-07-08
doxie lover delight I am a proud doxie mom so this item was a must have for me. I was not disappointed when I opened the box. I love his item . I have it displayed with my other dachshund figures and it fits in perfectly. It makes me smile almost as much as my Frankie does. 01-13-08
Top Weiner! I believe this is my favorite Jim Shore piece. Of course,I have a wonderful dachshund that is as cute as Jim's 'HotDog'. It brings a smile to my face everyday.Thanks Jim and QVC! 11-30-07
Just adorable! If you love dachshunds, then this is a must have. The figurine on top of the decorative base is substantial. It is adorable and the checkered pattern on the dog's body makes this statue unique to your collection as the doxie is to the hound breed. 10-27-07
TOO cute for WORDS!! My husband & I have 3 dachshunds, thus, this was only natural for us to get this! The workmanship is great! If you are a doxie lover, you will LOVE this piece! 09-10-07

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