About Us

In the Beginning

Paula Loraine Burkhalter is Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Entrepreneur.  At seventy, she has been an artisan for over thirty years. She tries to keep to herself and, for most of her creative life, her art remained within the confines of close family and friends, until November of 2017…

A Dream Brought to Life

Paula’s son-in-law, Blade Davis, first saw one of her trees in the summer of 2004. He was enamored with the intricate beauty of the art. After a time of courting Paula’s daughter and becoming familiar with Paula’s art, he began to push Paula to take her art public. 

It wasn’t until September of 2017 Blade had a literal dream that Paula was teaching him to craft these beautiful trees. Blade took an afternoon off from work and picked up his father-in-law for a drive. He shared his dream, asking his father-in-law to weigh in with his thoughts. Without hesitation, his father-in-law said, “Let’s give it a shot.”

Today

Today, Blade works side-by-side (literally) with Paula creating timeless pieces that can be passed from generation to generation. We hope you’ll take a moment to browse through our shop and find a piece that suits you. If you see a tree you like, but don’t like the color schemes, or there are particular minerals you prefer, just shoot us an email. We love to create one-of-a-kind pieces that are unique to our customer’s style. Take a look at our upcoming shows to see our trees in person. Enjoy!

Location

Macon, GA

Call Us

Paula  |  478.957.4299

Blade  |  478.508.0104

 

Email Us

ploraineart@gmail.com