Sioux Falls, SD
While on vacation a friend and I were attracted to sculptures fashioned from aged metal. Our husbands, not relishing the idea of transporting the art home, responded “Well, we can do that.”
I took the men up on their claim and committed to a local arts festival a few months away. True to their word, they were able to help craft my garden designs. Days before the festival, my sculptures were built, but my experiments to age the metal had failed. Ahhh!
One last attempt.....Tired, hot and frustrated I applied a solution of vinegar and water to the sculptures and walked away. Overnight, a combination of elements imparted a patina more unique than any I had seen. Others found it appealing too!
Over eighteen years ago, a desire for unique garden accessories in my own landscape led me down a path… and now that path is filled with 100+ home decor and garden accessories!
Between '97 and now, Prairie Dance has grown from my home garage to about a 2000 sq. ft. studio complete with welding, patina finishing, and shipping shops. AND I'm able to fill the shops with 10 of the areas most talented artisans and business women. While my team handles production, I have the opportunity to design, develop and show new products at some of the nation’s largest markets.
What more could a Midwest gal want!