THAD MARKHAM — They're clever, cheerful and unique! The fifth major food group: FUN! With colorful hand-painted finishes, witty names and poses, they are uniquely appropriate for kitchen and bar areas or any other area of your home where you want a lighter touch. Designer Thad Markham is a California native, born and raised in the mountains of Southern California. His youth was spent skiing competitively every winter and racing around Big Bear Lake on jet skis and water skis all summer. Santa Barbara was the next stop, as Thad pursued an engineering degree at UCSB.
He worked in his field for a mercifully brief time before striking
out for more exciting pastures as a business owner. Thad moved to
California's central coast in 1992.
Years of hard work and long hours later, his business a roaring success, Thad's ever-active mind sought new challenges.It all started with the bananas.
One bright sunny morning he was sitting at breakfast and his glance fell on a bunch of bananas on the table. "That's funny," he said to himself, "it almost looks like they're dancing."
Thus began his preoccupation with the secret lives of fruits and vegetables. Hundreds of sketches, prototypes and color samples later, the Out of the Bowl line of whimsical sculpture was born.
Title: Chiquita Lolita
Medium: Resin Sculpture
Size: 5.25L X 3.25W X 8.5H in.
More: Perfectly ripe banana doing her morning stretch to start the day off right!
This sculpture would be a great companion for "Tangelohm".
Title: Winner Takes Olive
Medium: Resin Sculpture
Size: Lime- 5L X 3W X 3H in.,Lemon with Olive- 5.75L X 3W X 3.25H in.
More: In the Cocktail Conflict the "Winner Takes Olive." Fun scene where the fruit use cocktail swords to win the love of the fair Olive.
Title: Strawberry Cheesecake
Size: 5.5 x 5 x 5
Title: Peaches and Cream
Size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 4.875
More: A peach indulges in a fruits version of a bubble bath. Bring some luxury to your kitchen with the latest release form the imagination of Thad Markham.
Title: Lemon Merengue
Size: 6 x 5.5 x 4.5
More Information: New from designer Thad Markham, this great lemon-lime piece celebrates the Latin dance and the pie, all at the same time. Tart and sweet!
Size: 7 x 4 x 4
More Information: In her search for inner peace, this tangelo has assumed the half lotus position, attuning her energy to serenity and contemplation.
A simple sculpture with a big punch of color,
Size: 7.5 x 7 x 4.5
More Information: This tart and sweet couple has just wowed the judges with a great routine, and now it’s time for their Big Finish! Contrasting apple colors make a vibrant combination in this fun new release.
Title: Worthy Opponent
Size: 5 x 5 x 5
More Information: "Worthy Opponent" is the companion sculpture to "Grand Master". Together they form a witty set with an Asian flare, perfect for kitchens of any style.
Available as a matching numbered set or individually.
Designer Thad Markham’s hand-painted limited edition sculptures appeal to collectors looking to add a sense of fun to their home.
Title: Grand Master
Size: 6 x 3.5 x 6.5
More Information: The Sumo Pears from Out of the Bowl are available as a matching numbered set or individually.
"Grand Master" is the champion of cool, with a quiet command and regal pose.
Pair him with his "Worthy Opponent" for a dynamic duo of fun style for kitchen, breakfast room or dining room table.
Title: Grand Master & Worthy Opponent together as a pair
Grand Master Size: 6 x 3.5 x 6.5
Worthy Opponent Size: 5 x 5 x 5
Title: Hot Salsa
Size: 4.5 x 4.5 x 7
More Information: Our most popular sculpture, this colorful piece features fun details and a festive flair.
"Hot Salsa" brings a smile to lovers of Mexican cuisine, Salsa dancing and romantic souls of all ages.
Vibrant red and green hand-painted finish looks sensational on a polished counter top.
Title: Last Tango Before Breakfast
Size: 10 x 5 x 7
Just the two of them remained in the bunch. They had never spoken, but the attraction was evident from the way her curves fit perfectly with his.
He held out his hand, and shyly she stepped into his arms. The moonlight cast a cool glow on the granite as they moved into a private tango.
It was their first dance...and their last.
Size: 11 x 4 x 5
More Information: This saucy group has been getting a lot of attention and is destined to become a popular favorite.
Slightly naughty and just a little risqué, "Ménage à Guac" features beautiful hand-painted finishes.
Title: Orange Crush
Size: 12 x 4 x 4
More Information: It was his first crush. He had no idea it would cause such a disturbance in the family when he brought her home for dinner one night. But they were different. As different as...apples and oranges.
Designed to hang over the edge.
Title: Happy Hour
Size: 10 x 4 x 4
More Information: Grab a hold of the lime slice--it’s time to party!
The cocktail garnishes have formed a conga line and are snaking their way across the bar to that crazy beat. They’ve been soaking up those umbrella drinks and are feeling pretty frisky.
From Our Blog
That’s what Gallery Director Andy McAfee always says when he’s faced with an art hanging challenge. Trust me, if he can bend a straight piece of art in its frame on to a curved wall (which he did several years ago), he can handle about anything. I thought you might like to see Andy & Chris in action on a very challenging hanging project.