THE CRAFT-ARTIST JAMES VERTREES

SINCE 1975 JAMES VERTREES HAS BEEN A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST IN METAL.  TRAINED AS A TEACHER HE HOLDS A MASTERS OF ARTS DEGREE.   HIS SKILLS ARE SELF-DEVELOPED WITH OVER 36 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.  HE HAS HUNDREDS OF AWARDS INCLUDING SEVERAL  "BEST OF SHOW" RECOGNITIONS.
  HIS STUDIO IS LOCATED IN RURAL MIDDLE TENNESSEE.  HE EXHIBITS HIS WORK AT PRESTIGIOUS FINE ART AND CRAFT AFFAIRS EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
  NOW IN HIS MID-SIXTIES, HE IS STILL CREATING HIS UNIQUE COPPER FOUNTAINS.  THESE WORKS OF ART ARE IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN.  SOME OF WHICH ARE STILL ENJOYED MORE THAN 30 YEARS LATER.  HE LITERALLY HAS THOUSANDS OF SATISFIED PATRONS.



THE FOUNTAINS IN GENERAL

ALL ARE INDIVIDUALLY HAND MADE BY JAMES VERTREES. THEY ARE MADE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS AVAILABLE AND MADE TO PERFORM FLAWLESSLY FOR GENERATIONS.  THEY ARE STRONGLY MADE TO LAST AND WITHSTAND HANDLING.  BECAUSE OF THESE CHARACTERISTICS THEY ARE NOT INEXPENSIVE.
  WATER FLOWS FROM CUP TO CUP PROVIDING A PLEASANT SOUND AND VISUAL ESTHETICS WHILE KEEPING ALL THE WATER IN THE FOUNTAIN.  EACH IS EQUIPPED WITH A PUMP AND CONTROL VALVE TO REGULATE THE VOLUME OF WATER FLOW.  THEY CAN BE USED INDOORS  OR OUTDOORS. BEING MADE OF COPPER, THEY WILL NOT RUST.  THEY ARE DESIGNED TO RUN 24/7.   THEY OPERATE ON HOUSEHOLD CURRENT OF 110 VOLTS AND ARE RECIRCULATING SELF-CONTAINED FOUNTAINS.  A WATER SOURCE IS NOT REQUIRED. EACH FOUNTAIN ARRIVES READY TO USE.  SIMPLY FILL THE BASIN TO THE BRIM AND PLUG IT IN.  THE FOUNTAINS ARE NOT COATED WITH ANY PRESERVATIVES THEREFORE THEY WILL CHANGE COLOR OVER TIME.  USUALLY THE FOUNTAIN TURNS BROWN FIRST AND EVENTUALLY GREEN.  THIS IS NATURAL FOR COPPER.  THE ONLY MAINTENANCE IS TO ADD WATER OCCASIONALLY DUE TO EVAPORATION AND PERIODICALLY EMPTY AND WASH OUT DEBRIS AND SEDIMENTS WHEN THEY ACCUMULATE.  THE WATER SHOULD STAY  RELATIVELY CLEAR AND FRESH FOR THE MOST PART.  NO ADDITIVES NEEDED.  EACH COMES WITH INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME FOUNTAIN OWNER.

SOME EVENTS OF PAST PARTICIPATION

CENTRAL PA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
MAINSAIL                                              
KRASL                                                    
SUMMERFAIR                                         
COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL                  
ARTFEST                                                
TALBOT ST ART FAIR                             
ART HARVEST                                         
GREATER GULF ART FAIR                       
TENNESSEE CRAFTS FAIR                       
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