Jim Shore

Artist & sculptor

Heartwood CreekDisney Traditions, DC Comics by Jim Shore, Wizard of OZ by Jim Shore, Beatrix Potter by Jim Shore.

Every piece has a story!

Enesco celebrates twenty years of partnership with Jim Shore in 2022

Jim’s signature look of handmade, hand-carved art inspired by themes of folklore and tradition has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of people worldwide.  

Enesco and Jim Shore joined forces in November 2000 and worked together throughout the following year to launch the well-known and loved Heartwood Creek at the beginning of 2002.  

Since then, Jim’s small collection of Santa’s has evolved into a broad selection of gifts for many occasions and thousands of new designs not only in the Heartwood Creek collection, but in partnerships with other well know licenses like Disney, Peanuts and Dr. Seuss. His fans not only love his art they feel a real connection with Jim himself. 

We are grateful for our partnership with Jim for the past twenty years and are looking forward to seeing what Jim has in store for us for the next twenty!​  

What makes Jim Shore stand out in the marketplace?  

• Passion for Art​  

• Endless Creativity​  

• Attention to Detail​  

• Commitment to Quality​  

• Superior Craftsmanship  

• Signature Folk Art Style  

• Story Telling Designs  

• Facebook following of circa. 210,000 worldwide  

Jim Shore grew up in rural South Carolina, the son of artistic parents who instilled a love of American folk art. His grandmother was a master quilter who taught him the patience and skill to bring intricate designs to life. Jim worked decades developing his craft, manufacturing his own designs, and traveling the country to sell his work. Finally in 2001, he partnered with Enesco to create Heartwood Creek, the successful brand that brought Jim world-wide fame. Jim has received multiple awards from prestigious trade organizations including ICON HONORS Life Accomplishment Award in 2014.

Jim is a legend in the giftware industry, inspiring retailers, and consumers alike with an enduring body of work based on tradition, family, and love of country. Jim’s unmistakable style combines a diverse colour palette with timeless design drawn from images of American and European folk-art forms, including quilting, rosemaling and tole painting. His fresh new interpretation of traditional motifs has international appeal and works with a variety of themes and formats, including Jim’s successful partnerships with iconic brands like Disney, Peanuts, Grinch and most recently Beatrix Potter.