Ron Hevener Limited and Open Edition Dog Collectibles
Purchases help fund Comparative Oncology Research and Cancer Treatment Grants for Working Dogs

 


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Online or via pickup, we provide organic, eco-friendly, and chemical-free products, plus items to beautify your home and spirit. As a small volunteer-run nonprofit, we can't compete with the pricing at large stores. However, having no paid staff allows all our net proceeds to fund cancer research and  treatment for working dogs. Sit, stay & shop for what truly matters — health, home, happiness and healing.

 

Ron Hevener specializes in animals and the people who love them. Growing up in the farmlands of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, he was surrounded by horses, dogs and county fairs. Mr. Hevener owns Lochranza Kennels, which has specialized in Collies since 1945, also breeding Arabian horses.

An accomplished artist who started by selling handmade souvenirs to tourists at farmers' markets, Ron Hevener's Limited Edition collectible figurines are now bought and traded throughout the world. He creates every piece as if it were his first, his pieces treasured by everyone who owns them. And, Mr. Hevener continues updating his work and working on new creations, so please do watch for additions! 

Ron Hevener makes his figurines by hand in his Lancaster studio. The larger Studio Collection pieces are all Limited Edition, limited to editions of 100 or 1000, depending on the type of figurine. They also include small protective felt pads on the base. The smaller Blue Ribbon Collection pieces (reasonably priced at no more than $26.95) are neither numbered or limited in edition, and their lesser weights do not require padding.

All of the Hevener figurines are hand-cast from Hydro stone and finished with a durable high-gloss glaze. Individual pieces may vary slightly in color and decoration. 

This Golden Retriever figurine, shown here, has had a place of prominence in our home since 1999, looking just as wonderful as the day it was brought home. The inviting nature and goofy, sweetness that characterizes the breed is just captured perfectly. Honestly, we cannot imagine any Golden lovers not having one of these collectibles for their own.

As figurines are typically made to order, please allow up to two weeks for these handmade collectables to be produced for you. Here, at the Land of PureGold, we are carrying ALL 69 dog breeds from The Hevener Studio, in addition to Ron Hevener's cat and horse collectibles.  


Airedale Bulldogs German Shepherd Norwich Terrier Shih Tzu
Akita Bull Terrier GOLDEN RETRIEVER Old English Sheepdog Smooth Collie
Amer. Staffordshire Cairn Terrier Great Dane Papillon Springer Spaniel
Australian Cattle Dog Cavalier King Charles Great Pyrenees Parsons Russell Terrier Tibetan Spaniel
Australian Shepherd Chihuahua Greyhound Pekingese Tibetan Terrier
Basenji Chinese Crested Irish Setter Pomeranian Weimaraner
Basset Hound Chow Irish Wolfhound Poodles Westie
Bearded Collie Clumber Spaniel Jack Russell Terrier Portuguese Water Dog Wheaten Terrier
Bernese Mt. Dog Collies (Rough) Labrador Retriever Pug Wire Fox Terrier
Bichon Frisť Corgi, Cardigan Lakeland Terrier Rottweiler Yorkie
Bloodhound Corgi, Pembroke Lhasa Apso Saint Bernard Cats
Borzoi Dachshunds (3 types) Maltese Samoyed Horses
Boston Terrier English Cocker Spaniel Mastiff Schnauzers  
Bouvier Des Flandres English Setter Newfoundland Scottie Puppies  
Boxer Flat-Coated Retriever Norfolk Terrier Sheltie  

 


How a "Hevener" is Created


At the age of 5, Ron Hevener bought his first "dog." A tiny Boxer figurine he fell in love with. It was the beginning of a love affair with art spending many hours sculpting things out of mud or wire and learning to paint.

Today, starting off in local farmers' markets, selling from his own gallery and now having many distributors, Ron Hevener still creates every piece as if it were his first and has become well known in the collectibles trade. His pieces are treasured by everyone who owns them.

After a design is completed, a latex mold is formed over the original sculpture layer by layer. Then a plastic "mother mold" is made over that to keep the latex mold in place during the pouring. When the mold is sufficiently cured, usually in about two weeks, the first casting is poured and everyone "holds their breath" waiting to see how it comes out.

After the castings are poured, hardened and removed from their molds, they are trimmed, filled and smoothed. They are set aside to dry for about a week. Next, the castings are lightly sanded to remove any remaining imperfections and brushed to remove dust.

The castings are now ready to be painted. They are base coated, then air brushed with colors and patterns, each one slightly different. Some are custom painted from photographs to match a specific pet. The finish touches are then done with a brush to create the masterpiece.

They are then glazed with multiple coats of clear lacquer and allowed to cure for about a week. With proper care the figurines will last for many years and have earned the name -Hevener.

Mr. Hevener appearing at another successful show.

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