What's popular: The 60 breeds of sheep and lambs ($40 to $200).
Other favorites: Highland cattle ($149 to $199); Scottie puppies ($169); and Nativities ($59 to $749).
What's new: Stoneware. With it he makes cremains urns in the form of a sleeping pet. So far there are eight dog breeds and cats in a variety of colors.
Fun (or unusual) requests: For life-sized sheep and dollhouse-scaled sheep. Both are now part of his collection.
What's next: His work will be featured in an exhibit this fall at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture in Tifton.
Where to buy: colinscreatures.com. In Asheville, at Richmond's studio. For an appointment, call 828-215-6006.
Heather Lancaster’s deep appreciation for the beauty in nature and wildlife is evident in her exquisite, hand-drawn works on paper.
The artist: An Atlanta native, Lancaster grew up in a family of professional artists and graduated from Mary Baldwin College in Virginia with a degree in art history and historic preservation. After college, she lived in New York City, working for John Danzer, founder of Munder-Skiles, a firm specializing in the production of both original and historically inspired garden furniture.
In 1999, she returned to Atlanta to pursue a master’s degree in heritage preservation from Georgia State University, with a concentration in historic landscapes. Lancaster works out of her studio in the Goat Farm Arts Center in West Midtown.
Atlanta artist Heather Lancaster is known for her large-scale works of wildlife, including ostriches, elephants, egrets and, most recently, sandhill cranes.
The goods & materials: Works on paper created by layering graphite, charcoal, India ink and sepia. And occasionally, small amounts of watercolor or gauche.
What's popular: In 2017, a series of large-scale pieces ($5,000 to $14,200) inspired by the migration, anatomy, and dances of Sandhill Cranes. The last piece recently sold.
Other favorites: Large-scale ostriches, elephants and egrets. Also, compositions that depict forward movement and direct eye contact. Prices range from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on size and composition.
What's new: An eerie and elegant bird of prey series featuring a variety of owls, hawks and falcons.
Where to buy: Spalding Nix Fine Art (spaldingnixfineart.com) in Atlanta and Camellia Art (camelliaart.com) in Hilton Head, S.C., where Lancaster will have a show May 3 through June 8. To see her work, visit HeatherLancasterArt.com.
Atlanta artist Chris Condon hopes his sculpture will help raise awareness of the natural world we live in.
The artist: Condon grew up in Westport, Mass., with an early interest in art. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in sculpture and spent a year in Italy learning stone carving. Condon moved to Atlanta more than 20 years ago and maintains a studio at the Art Farm at Serenbe.
Chris Condon often uses salvaged wood, recently felled trees and lots of natural materials in his sculpture.
The goods & materials: Sculpture — including animals, birds and plants — using a combination of wood, stone, bone and other mediums.
What's popular: Birds, by far ($400 and up)
Other favorites: Foxes ($2,200); hives ($1,200 and up); and terrapin shells ($325 each)
Claim to fame: Commissioned to carve the Green Man at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The limestone sculpture is at the entrance of the Children's Garden.
What's next: Maybe a series of bird nests.
Where to buy: ChrisCondonSculpture.com. In Atlanta, at Pollen, 432 E. Paces Ferry Road (pollenatlanta.com). Pollen, a flower and home store, is owned by Condon and his wife, Bonnie.