for this artist and
Whenever new customers walk into Creations, we can almost
guarantee that at some point they will stop in their tracks and say, "Wow!
Look at that!" when they see Peter Chapman's fabulous animal puzzles.
These unique three-dimensional sculptures made of interlocking pieces
never fail to amaze.
Over the past 20 years, Peter has developed his technique of turning
a single piece of native or exotic hardwood into a fascinating and whimsical
puzzle. Besides being challenging and fun, these puzzles make elegant
gifts as well, thanks to the beauty of the fine woods and the painstaking
craftsmanship. From his Class Menagerie studio in Virginia's Blue Ridge
Mountains, Peter is constantly developing his technique and inventing
An interesting detail of Peter's work, is that each puzzle has a secret
surprise inside. For example, the whale has swallowed a tiny Jonah figurine,
and the alligator, a clock. Cats have little mice inside, and frogs have
flies. And inside the piranha, you'll find a severed finger. (Eeuw!) You
get the picture.