pricing artwork and crafts is tough but never, ever allow someone to haggle your price!
Winning the Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice award was so thrilling. There were the obvious perks, such as the $10,000 grand prize, the all-expenses paid trip to New York City, the chance to meet Martha Stewart and tour her headquarters, the heightened exposure for my handcrafted coastal metal sculptures. But upon arrival to the awards weekend, I soon realized that […]
A couple cool links & articles for The Iron Fish and Chase Allen’s sculptures Here’s a cool link to Cottage and Bungalow which offers Chase Allen’s coastal sculptures: http://www.cottageandbungalow.com/chaseallen.html Here’s another link from Daufuskie Island.com spreading the word about Chase Allen named as one of Martha Stewart’s American Made Contest winners http://www.daufuskieisland.com/chase-allen-american-made-winner/ Chase Allen […]
Clearly I am not able to keep up with the large retailers during the Holiday season. However, the Christmas Holidays bring in so many orders in a short period of time that it allows me to offer a 10% off three day “group” discount which am always thankful to offer.
Starting tomorrow, everything on my website is offered at 10% off the retail price. This discount will only last through “Cyber Monday” and this is the only time of year where I am able to offer this discount. I hope everyone wanting to give an original, handcrafted gift this year is poised to take advantage of this annual holiday special. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas everyone! – Chase Allen
Daufuskie Friends: Daufuskie Island resident and artist CHASE ALLEN is competing to win an “American Made” contest sponsored by the Martha Stewart Living magazine, and is particularly well-positioned to win the 2014 Audience Choice Award Winner.As of this morning, he has moved into 1st Place!!! This is a true David and Goliath story….Imagine a business […]
By Katie Martin Chase Allen says his artistic abilities are in his genes. “My mother’s side of the family is very artistic,” said the 37-year-old Charlotte, N.C., native. Allen owns and operates The Iron Fish Gallery on Daufuskie Island, S.C. From fish to mermaids, the gallery, which opened in 2001, houses dozens of Allen’s handcrafted iron […]
Handcrafted metal sailfish sculpture by coastal sculptor Chase Allen of The Iron Fish Gallery & Studio on Daufuskie Island, SC Finally, we get to see the final placement of this wonderful metal sailfish sculpture in vintage white patina. Credit interior decorator Cathleen Trask of Cathleen Trask Interiors for this unique design as Cathleen commissioned this […]
We recently came across a relatively new social media network, Houzz, which is taking the interior design industry by storm. Offering a new way to design your home, Houzz allows people to browse thousands of rooms by type, style, color, you name it. It also allows users to search through products that are curated […]
This piece is actually made of 16 gauge welded scrap iron. I designed this sculpture for my studio on Daufuskie (see photo with a younger me in overalls)and finally had enough people ask about it to where I decided to design it for the wall and instead of the post in the ground like the one I have at the studio. Of course, the wall sculpture is a fraction to ship too because it is 7 pieces instead of one large one. The photo w/ the red wall is courtesy of collectors Gib & Lindsay Daniel of Lindsay Daniel Architecture in Charlotte, NC . They have created the perfect back drop for this piece. I love how the red and the rust play off of each other.
Coastal Conservation Association and The Iron Fish Gallery sculpts a great fund raising partnership!
I am proud to say that I have created a respectable collection of “doormat” flounder sculptures for Coastal Conservation Association to auction off for their fundraising events in Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia. Each metal flounder sculpture measured approximately 29” long and has two signature eyes. Please look for these iron fish sculptures at the Coastal Conservation Association events in Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia. Bid them up past their $225 value because you will get a one of a kind piece of art and you know the money goes to a great organization. About 85 were commissioned for this “corporate order” so enjoy fishing for them.
Many thanks to CCA of Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia for finding value in my handcrafted iron fish art