ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lancaster County, PA has been home for Esther O'Hara for many years. She enjoys living in this beautiful county where the Amish culture is the foundation for most of her artwork. Esther was born and raised in East Africa, where her parents worked in missions. By living overseas, she learned an appreciation for cultural diversity. In childhood she discovered the value and art of quilt making. These interests are now expressed in her creations. Esther’s intention is to portray the Amish in a respectful manner. Her Amish folk art has a following of collectors from around the world.
AMISH FIGURINES - REPRODUCTION
Esther's Licenses her Amish figurine designs to Blossom Bucket, Inc. The company picked up these designs in 2008 and they are now marketed across the country. When buying the Amish figurines directly from this site, you will also receive the artist's signature with information about the purchase. This site only offers the reproduction figurines.
ORIGINAL FIGURINES AND OTHER ARTWORK
Esther's original Amish figurines, quilted jewelry and other clay items can only be found in her gallery at the Amish Farm and House in Lancaster, PA. Esther's original designs includes Amish figurines, quilted jewelry and other one of a kind jewelry pieces. Esther creates quilted jewelry and accents her Amish figurine designs by using an ancient art form known as millefiori to create miniature quilts. There is no paint in this process. Strips of colored clay are layered to form miniature quilt design.
The Millefiori Process
Esther creates quilted jewelry and accents her original Amish figurine by using an ancient art form known as millefiori to create miniature quilts. There is no paint used on her handcrafted quilt jewelry or the Amish figurines which are sold in her physical gallery in Lancaster,PA The reproduction figurines sold on-line are painted.