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Driftwood Tree – 2015 – In Progress

Driftwood Tree – No nails, screws, wire or glue is necessary.
Driftwood Tree – Each driftwood layer is leveled and balanced by sight. I have learned to look at driftwood piled on the ground and pick out pieces that will balance and not fall off.
Driftwood Tree – Layers of driftwood are added with longer pieces near the bottom and tapering as the layers are added.
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Make a Driftwood Tree Sculpture

Sept. 15, 2015, 1-3:00 PM at the Daphne Art Center.

1704 6th St., Daphne, AL – Directly behind Daphne City Hall

Tuition : $9.00 – Pay ESILL by check

Supply fee – $10.00 – Pay Dan Therrell  cash or chck

All materials will be supplied.


To reserve a seat for this class, please complete & mail the ESILL Course Registration Form.

1) Use the pre-printed registration form if you have one.

If not, you can download and print it.

2) Fill in the information requested.

3) Mail the Registration Form , along with your check for $9.00 tuition, made payable to “ESILL“to the address below.

4) The $10 supply fee (per tree)must be paid separately. Please enclose a check payable to Dan Therrell, or bring your payment to the the class.

Address for sending Registration Form:

Dan Therrell
112 N Ingleside ST.
Fairhope, AL 36532


For more ESILL classes, see the Course Summary.

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I have  a deep appreciation for craftspeople who make everyday things of necessity and some of art.

Hand-crafted items tend to endure the test of time, by intention of design, or accidentally. The Gulf Coast shares the tradition of self reliance described in a phrase I often heard when I was younger:

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”

Recycling was not a term we used, but it was an everyday practice to not throw away things which could possibly be repaired, nor things which could be used for another purpose.

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New items for sale

Town and Beach offers:

teacup1“Lillipots”… lilliputian-style gardens planted in vintage glass, metal and ceramic containers!

The succulent plants that we use in our planters make beautiful and easy-to-care-for mini-gardens. These will look great on your kitchen windowsill, or your any spot where you want to enjoy seeing a real plant.

We’ll even create dish gardens in your own containers! Choose an antique teacup or a formal sugarbowl. We’ll suggest a few ideas or you can pick out a decorative fill and the plants you like best.


tabbytufa“Tabbytufa”…planters like you’ve never seen before, each one hand-made from oyster shells and volcanic rock. Ideal for succulents.

“Baysticks”….driftwood from Mobile Bay sold in bulk and made into tabletop trees and sculpture.