There were no eggs in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, until Kathleen Mand Beck came to town in 1993. She and her husband Tom Mand discovered a log cabin on the bluff of Egg Harbor and opened their gallery and studio in 1994. They named the gallery Dovetail, reflecting the construction style of the 1870s-era log home in which they live and work.
Tom handcrafts Door County's original copper art sprinklers. There are eight designs in regular and petite sizes. Dovetail Gallery has bedome the destination for copper art sprinklers.
Kathleen is internationally recognized for her intricately carved and etched egg art design personalized egg and sculptures created in her treehouse studios. Her love of eggs continues in the egg museum which includes Wisconin's only 70 million year old dinosaur egg and a wild bird egg collection, along with nearly 500 decorated eggs in historical, ethnic, and contemporary patterns still on display in the Village of Egg Harbor.
In 2015, Kathleen and Tom decided to refocus their efforts and have closed down the log cabin studio and donated much of their egg collection within Egg Harbor to the Village and local businesses.
"This whole transition has been more sweet than bitter." Kathleen said. "We're not retiring, but refocusing."
Find out more about their plans in the Uniquely Wisconsin video clips.