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About Us

Special Announcements and Upcoming Events

Leaf Motif, established in 2003, is the vision of artist Catherine M.S. Cowles whose passion for Nature inspired a line of clay leaf sculptures more than twenty years ago.  Much has happened over the years as she and her husband, photographer Ovie Cowles, guided the business to where it is today.

Based in Pasadena, California, Leaf Motif offers a range of home decor products including framed original leaf collages, artist selected giclee reproduction prints, and a line of illuminations which includes the original Kandle KuffsTM, e-Kandle KuffsTM, e-Kandle WrapzTM, occasional lamps, and illuminated wall sconces.

Because all of our items are uniquely handcrafted, they may not always be readily available.  We offer on-line shopping for some of our items and, with others, we ask that you contact us to make a specific inquiry.  If an item is unavailable, we are happy to discuss your specific interest so that we may provide a similar item to you.

We participate in numerous fine arts and crafts shows throughout California and occasionally out of state.  A schedule of our upcoming events is available on this page.  You are also always free to contact us with questions or comments.  You may telephone us at (626) 827-7870.

Thanks for visiting.  We look forward to working with you.

Stores that carry Leaf Motif products

You will find specially selected Leaf Motif merchandise in these fine stores:

A Horse of a Different Color
4226 Gulf Shore Blvd. North
Naples, FL  34103
Phone:  239-261-1252

An Artisan's Marketplace
120 East Street
Plainville, CT  06062
Phone:  860-747-4121

Anchor in Naubinway
W11623 US 2
Naubinway, MI  49762
Phone:  906-477-1120

Burr Studio
136 N. Main Street
Waynesville, NC  28786
Phone:  828-456-7400
Web:  On Facebook (click here)

Cabin Shoppe at Jean Bonnet Tavern

6048 Lincoln Highway
Bedford, PA  15522
Phone:  814-623-2250

Earth Arts
24 Washington Street
Ellicottville, NY  14731
Phone:  716-699-2169

Echo Grove
2 Theatre Square, Suite 112
Orinda, CA  94610
Phone:  510-834-4089

Eclipse Gallery
12 Mount Desert Street, Suite B
Bar Harbor, ME  04609
Phone:  207-288-9088

Fiddleheads, A Great Northwoods Shoppe
110 Main Street
Colebrook, NH  03576
Phone:  603-237-9302

4712 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL  60625
Phone:  773-728-3600

H. Foster Jackson
17350 17th Street
Tustin, CA  92780
Phone:  714-544-4635
Web:  n/a

Hide Side Corner Store
9413 Highway 42
Fish Creek, WI  54212
Phone:  920-868-2333

Infusion Fine Gifts
183-10 Gore Creek Drive
Vail, CO  81657
Phone:  970-476-4660
Web:  n/a

International Galleries

118 Lincoln Square
Urbana, IL  61801
Phone:  217-328-2254

Kerns Nursery
4899 Rt. 23-C
Jewett, NY  12444
Phone:  518-947-4070

National Museum of Wildlife Art
2820 Rungius Road
Jackson, WY  83001
Phone:  307-733-5771

Oglethorpe Fine Arts & Crafts
312 Daniel Webster Highway, Suite 3
Meredith, NH  03253
Phone:  603-279-9909

Pasadena Museum of History
470 West Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA  91103
Phone:  626-577-1660

Poppies Gallery
510 Main Street
Woodland, CA  95776
Phone: 530-665-3666
Web: Poppies Gallery on Facebook

4100 Redwood Road
Oakland, CA  94619
Phone:  510-531-1503

4 Bowan's Wharf
Newport, RI  02840
Phone:  877-841-0757

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA  93105
Phone:  805-682-4726

Seed Savers Exchange
Lillian Goldman Visitor's Center
3074 N. Winn Road
Decorah, Iowa  52101
Phone:  563-382-6104

Smith Galleries
The Village at Wexford
1000 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head Island, SC  29928
Phone:  800-272-3870

Sweets' Glass Treats
N2724 County Highway QQ
Waupaca, WI  54981
Phone:  715-258-0777

The Framer's Gallery
7730 Chippewa Road
Brecksville, OH  44141
Phone:  440-526-9262

The Gold Rush Gallery
119 Highway 89
Graeagle, CA
Phone:  530-836-2712

The Lands at Hillside Farms
65 Hillside Road
Shavertown, PA  18708
Phone:  570-696-4500

The Little Pottery Shop
117 North East Street
Frederick, MD  21701
Phone:  301-620-7501

The Morton Arboretum
The Arboretum Store
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 
Phone:  630-719-2454

The Owl House
303 Butler Street
Saugatuck, MI  49453
Phone:  616-566-2492
Web:  On Facebook

The Purple Pomegranate

222 Central Avenue
Whitefish, MT  59937
Phone:  866-406-7227

The Trillium Gallery
at Milepost 334 just off the Blue Ridge Parkway
Little Switzerland, North Carolina

Truly Unique Gift Shop
1114 US Route 4 East
Rutland, Vermont  05701
Phone:  802-773-7742

Two 12 Pottery & Gift Gallery
212 13th Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
Phone:  612-331-1556

United Wood Craftsmen
653 Pine Knot Avenue
Big Bear Lake, CA  92315
Phone:  909-878-3556

Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop
2624 El Camino Real, Suite F
Carlsbad, CA  92008
Phone:  760-720-1906


We welcome three new stores to the Leaf Motif family.  While they are in very diverse parts of the country, each is unique in its love for handmade works of art from US based artists.  They are A Horse of a Different Color in Naples, Florida; Anchor in Naubinway in Naubinway, Michigan; and The Gold Rush Gallery in Graeagle, California.  You can find their store details and links to their websites below (left).  If you are in the area of any of our stores, please stop in and mention Leaf Motif while you shop. 

We are pleased to announce that we have recently introduced some exciting new LED lighting options to our line of illuminated wall sconces.  While you can still select a sconce with traditional, and easy to find, incandescent night light bulbs, we now offer you the choice of warm white LED lighting strips on a dimmer switch.  These strips provide you with literally thousands of hours of low voltage lighting.  As an additional option, you can even have them powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery pack that eliminates the need for a power cord attached to the sconce. 

Learn more about these exciting new lighting options by visiting our Sconces page.

Upcoming Shows:

Show:  54th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair
Dates:  May 7th and 8th
Times:  9:30AM-6PM on Saturday, 9:30AM-5PM on Sunday
Location:  Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA

Show:  Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Fair
Dates:  May 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th
Times:  9AM-6PM on Friday-Sunday, 9AM-2PM on Monday
Location:  Bishop City Park on Main Street (Hwy. 395) in downtown Bishop, CA

Show:  Art on Palm
Date:  June 18th
Time:  9:30AM to 5PM
Location:  1421 East Palm Street, Altadena, CA

Watch this space for additional shows as they are announced.

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Questions???  Please contact us.  We always enjoy hearing from you!


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