Precious Moments, Inc. (PMI) has announced its acquisition of Prizm, Inc., Kansas-based maker and distributor of the award-winning Pipka Collection. This represents the first time that PMI has expanded its brand beyond the famous teardrop-eyed art of Sam Butcher.
In making the historic announcement, PMI President Don Butcher noted the synergy of adding an artist of Pipka’s caliber to the Precious Moments family of gifts and collectibles.
“We are very excited about the potential that Pipka represents for our position in the marketplace,” said Butcher. “This highly respected artist and storyteller shares our values and traditions, and has established herself as a premier creator of original, authentic old world Santas.”
Pipka has expressed her own enthusiasm. “I’m very excited and inspired to be a part of the Precious Moments team,” said Pipka.
Master sculptor, Gaylord Ho, has been interpreting Pipka’s art since her first collection in 1995. Ho is also partnered with PMI, Inc. He also has his own fine art sculptures in galleries around the world including the Vatican Museum.
Pipka is known throughout the world as one of the most beloved old world Santa artists, designing old world limited edition Santa figurines since 1995.
Pipka’s of Door County is located at 2340 Mill Road in Sister Bay. For more information call 920.854.4392 or visit http://www.pipkasofdoorcounty.com.