Sir Bentley Art: Bonnie Hardiman is the founder of Sir Bentley Art and does all the custom sculptures, creating a mini-replica of your dog that you can treasure for years to come. Even as a first grader, Bonnie would amaze her teachers with the little dogs and horses she made out of clay. As a senior in high school, Bonnie won first prize in a statewide art show with a piece of pottery she made. Her artistry also won her a scholorship to the School of Architecture at Virginia Tech.
Just one month after starting the business, Bonnie and Sir Bentley Art was selected out of hundreds of entries as one of 13 businesses to compete in the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Startup Business Competition. The comments and testimonials Sir Bentley Art received during the competition gave Bonnie the confidence to believe there was a niche for her artwork in the business world.
Says Bonnie: "I put all of my heart into every creation I make. Every dog wins a special place in my heart and the reactions from their owners brings me much happiness. I love seeing the photos and hearing the dog stories from my customers. It is my goal to make every client feel as happy with their sculpture as they have been with their beloved dog and to bring back fond memories of those who have departed."
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Bimmer's Buppies: Angela Hardiman has a level of creativity that anyone would envy. Her whimsical designs labeled "Bimmer's Buppies" in our store are beyond belief down to the tiniest detail. As a former school teacher, Angie knows what will make children of all ages smile. These adorable ornaments will bring you joy for many years and since they are made of a very lightweight air dry clay, they will not weigh down your tree branches.
As well as being a talented artist, Angie is a gifted writer of children's stories. We are in the process of combining her writing talent with the Sir Bentley Art designs as illustrations in a series of books for children.
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Forgetmenot Collection: Our talented artist Lourdes Gallardo, a native of Peru, brings her flair for extraordinary detail into everything she makes. As a trained pastry chef Lou uses her expertise in making flowers and cake toppers, but in a lightweight clay that can easily go on your cake and then be saved for other occasions year after year. Lou's original and highly detailed ornaments will delight anyone who receives one. Each is completely original and crafted by hand.
With her good taste, humor and charm, Lou creates beautiful designs that will make your party or celebration one to remember forever.
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