Red Mill End Of The Trail Statue
This beautiful statue is called the End of the Trail, he measures 11" high and about 8" long and the base is about 8" long, this interesting piece is made from a resin of crushed pecans, etc. This wonderful stature was made in 1989 by the Red-Mill company, they went out of business soon after one of the owners was killed in an airplane crash. The pieces look like carved wood and some of them are great. The real warmth and beauty of wood is redefined and given new dimension by artisans at RED-MILL Mfg. Using a unique blend of crushed PECAN SHELLS, each sculpture is translated into an exact replica of its original carving. After being delicately removed from its mold, craftsmen highlight and hand lacquer each collectible for added depth and color. Thus, each piece may differ slightly, whether from the subtle stroking of a craftsman's brush or the gentle rub of an artist's cloth. This company produces a variety of different animals, including horses. These figurines are naturally all brown, made from a mixture of crushed nut shells and other materials. They are sold unpainted, and have a slight sheen to them. Each looks as if it was hand-carved out of a wood-like material. Most pieces have a gold foil sticker which has a picture of a building and "RED MILL MFG./Handcrafted-USA" typeset in red.One of the artists who sculpted for the company is Pam Talley Stoneburner, of Virginia, has produced outstanding pieces in both drawing/painting and sculpture. Her art work is now limited and hard to find; locals say she does not sell her artwork anymore .Red Mill closed in 2001 due to the sudden death of one of its owners and the molds were sold to a company in China called Red Mill Craft Company. The are not as nice and are not made of crushed pecans. This well made item would make a nice addition to anyone's collection and it has a very high decorative value also.