Jim Shore grew up in rural South Carolina, the son of artistic parents who instilled a love of American folk art. His grandmother was a master quilter who taught him the patience and skill to bring intricate designs to life. Jim worked decades developing his craft, manufacturing his own designs, and traveling the country to sell his work. Finally, in 2001, he partnered with Enesco to create Heartwood Creek, the successful brand that brought Jim worldwide fame. Jim has received multiple awards from prestigious trade organizations including ICON HONORS Life Accomplishment Award in 2012.
Jim is a legend in the giftware industry, inspiring retailers and consumers alike with an enduring body of work based on tradition, family, and love of country. Jim’s unmistakable style combines a diverse color palette with timeless design drawn from images of American and European folk-art forms, including quilting, rosemaling, and tole painting. His fresh new interpretation of traditional motifs has international appeal and works with a variety of themes and formats, including Jim’s successful partnerships with iconic brands like Disney, Peanuts, Coca Cola, and most recently The Grinch.
Jim's Most Popular Collections
Heartwood Creek Sub-Collections
Jim Shore’s Heartwood Creek® collections weave stories that express a sense of family, friendship and tradition. Each handcrafted collectible figurine, Christmas tree hanging ornament, and gift unites folk art and quilting to create distinctly special color combinations.
Divided into a truly unique experience, Heartwood Creek® has many sub-collections that tell their own stories. From Coastal Christmas; a collection that brings Christmas to the beach, or Nordic Noel; a collection that highlights the red and whites of Nordic fabrics. And let’s not forget the ever-popular White Woodland; a collection that lets the piece be the main focus and doesn’t rely on vibrant colors to draw the eye.
As an authorized Jim Shore retailer, Sparkle Castle is proud to offer new and retired collections. All items items sold are new in the box (unless otherwise stated in the product description) and come with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
While Jim Shore is very private with his age, we do know that his birthdate is on June 30th.
Jim Shore grew up in South Carolina and never really left. He lives in York County with his wife Jan, also an accomplished artist and quilt pattern designer.
Jim Shore's folk art figurines, ornaments, tabletop decorations and other pieces are made from sculpted stone resin, so they're durable and stunning.
Sometimes there added added embelishments like Swarovski crystals, LEDS or jute rope.
Each Jim Shore design is painstakingly made with attention to detail, designed to resemble carved wood. The pieces are hand painted with lifelike expressions and other thoughtful details. Paints used are designed to maintain vibrancy for years, so you can enjoy your Jim Shore design for many holidays to come.
Jim Shore's pieces are manufactured in China, Cambodia and Indonesia through his partnership with Enesco.
However, regular inspections are made at each manufacturing facility to ensure the quality measures set forth by Jim Shore are met.
Jim Shore pieces can be lightly dusted being sure not to catch and break delecate parts.
Pieces that could potentially get dirty (such as Outdoor, UV protected statues) can be cleaned by washing with mild dish soap and cold water on a damp microfiber cloth.
Avoid using vigerous scrubbing or using high-heat when drying as this can case damage to the paint.