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Museum updates

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Our renovation at the Charleston Museum is really moving along! It’s been really exciting watching the plan unfold and seeing drawings and plans coming to life. The initial designs are all complete and we’ve begun working with the excellent folks at the museum as well as an awesome fabrication company to work out all the fine details.

We’ve also started to restore the taxidermy that will be living in the new exhibit, as well as digging through the myriad of items the museum has in its behind the scenes collection to see what new things we can add. It’s so much fun seeing all the really beautiful and bizarre things the museum has in its collection.

The Charleston City Paper wrote a blog post about the renovations this week, including some interesting tidbits about Charleston’s history that are integral to our new exhibit. Take a peak!

Looking forward to more progress and updates to come.

Reptiles, oh my!

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March, thus far, has been the month of reptile friends at Sisal & Tow.

We had the pleasure of creating a custom rattlesnake skin belt for a local client here in Charleston. We were given the skin, which we then tanned and hand sewed to our leather before adding the hardware. Looks so good, we were almost tempted to keep it for ourselves!IMG_0996

Our next reptile friends, came in the form of four turtle shells that needed a little help. We cleaned them up, got them looking so fresh and so clean, and then created custom mounts for the client to display them in their home.

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And for good measure:  Turtles

Fall Update

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IMG_9795My apologies for the radio silence, we have been so busy here at Sisal & Tow, including organizing the studio with Heather Powers!

Our latest news is our newest addition, Courtney! She moved here from Texas to work with me and so far we have had two very productive months.

We finished articulating a bulldog skeleton and we created a custom wall hanging for Sea Change PR in Mount Pleasant. We are also working on a unique installation for The Ordinary, as well as the 3-d model for the Charleston Museum’s Natural History Gallery renovation.

We finished up some cool stuff for the Miccosukee Tribe in Florida as well.

On Halloween we had a popup at The Beacon hair salon, and we want to thank everyone for coming out to look at insect boxes, temporary tattoos and prints of drawings!

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Thanks for reading, and more updates soon!

One of Many, Charleston by Wesley Verhoeve

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Please read this beautiful compilation of Charleston Creatives by the hard-working and talented Wesley Verhoeve. He’s amazing!

I am honored to be included in this list. 

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