Big Bend Trading Company
Big Bend Trading Company, the museum’s gift shop, sells books related to the Big Bend and the museum’s collections. It also carries a variety of clothing, gifts and crafts for children and adults including Gorky Pottery, Charley Harper Handcrafted Birds, and Big Bend Collection Candles.
Gorky Pottery: Gorky González founded Alfarería Tradicional, the first pottery workshop in Guanajito, in order to reproduce and preserve the traditional majolica pottery technique of the region. All Gorky Pottery is food safe according to FDA standards and regulations. The Museum of the Big Bend is the exclusive retail outlet of Gorky Pottery in the Big Bend.
Charley Harper Handcrafted Birds: Charley Harper born on a farm in West Virginia, studied art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, where he later made his home. For more than 60 years, without computers, Mr. Harper captured color, shape and movement. He uniquely simplified intricate and complex lines through his painted art. Designed by Gold Leaf Design Group and approved by the Harper Estate, each of these birds is a representation of Mr. Harper’s “minimal realism.”
Big Bend Collection Candles: Created exclusively for the Museum of the Big Bend, these artisanal soy candles were inspired by the desire to bring nature’s calm, serene fragrances of the Big Bend into all environments. Each candle is carefully crafted from start to finish in the USA, using only the finest, locally sourced materials to ensure the highest quality.
Johnny Was: Boho Chic & Vintage-Inspired Style
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Museum of the Big Bend & Alpine Products
We are now featuring a selection of Museum of the Big Bend & Alpine ceramic magnets by local artist, Amanda Calhoun; “Cajun” Beef Jerky made by students at Sul Ross State University Meat Lab located at the Turner Range Animal Science complex; a custom blend of fair trade, organic coffee from Big Bend Coffee Roasters; and t-shirts & hoodie sweatshirts in a variety of sizes and designs. Come by the shop and have a look!
Books by essayist and novelist Ben H. English are currently available in the Museum Gift Shop. Watch this video of English discussing his work on the history and culture of the Big Bend region and its connection to the Museum of the Big Bend.