Distinctive, unexpected, whimsical, classic and fresh Williraye Studio brings you home accents from the imaginative mind of Bobbe Punzel-Schuknecht and the remarkable carving talents of her husband Jeff Schuknecht. Their studio sits nestled in the rolling hills of rural Wisconsin, where life on the farm is expressed in their art.
Bobbe is a story-teller at heart who instead of writing, shares her keen sense of humor, creativity and amazing talent through drawing. Taking inspiration from their life together Bobbe using a pencil, draws dozens of situations featuring unexpected characters before settling on the ones which will be brought to life by Jeff, who using centuries old techniques and simple tools – carves the drawings in wood adding shape and detail to make the final three-dimensional sculpture.
After the carving is complete, Bobbe adds depth and richness with paint. Strongly influenced by classic folk art but updated with the mixing and blending of colors, the resulting story is one which will delight your family and friends for years to come.
To best capture the subtly of hand-carving without the resulting deterioration of real wood, our products are crafted in cold-cast resin and then carefully hand-painted with strict adherence to the integrity of Bobbe and Jeff’s original work. - Williraye Studio