Thursday doors…dream doors

Posted: February 11, 2021 in Art, Thursday doors
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I’m taking a break from my quest for “yellow” today to share one door and two gates that I found while visiting the Celebration of Fine Art show, running until March 16 in Scottsdale, AZ ( There are over 100 artists’ studios there, housed in an enormous tent, or more likely, several enormous tents. One of these artists is a perennial favorite of mine, Michael Jones. Michael told me he doesn’t have a website anymore but can be found on Facebook at or search for Michael Jones Designs when you get there. He does much more than just gates and doors.

This first is an actual door, a screen door with a southwest motif. Would I have this on my door? You bet. On either side you can glimpse part of another type of sculpture Michael does, reminding me of what Chihuly might look like in metal.

The next two offerings are custom-made gates, the only kind he makes as each gate has to be made to fit its entrance. This first one is pretty sweet or may-bee a honey of a gate. Yes, I can’t resist a pun every now and then.

This gate featuring a bighorn sheep is one Michael made for himself…about 10 years ago, if I remember correctly. But he’s kept so busy make gates, doors, tables, and other sculptures that he just finally got around to building the wall on his northern Montana property that will showcase the gate. That’s patience and I’m sure he, his wife, and any visitors will greatly enjoy it.

If you visit Michael on Facebook, be sure to comment and also mention you saw his work on my blog. I’ll have a few more gates next week, too.

for Thursday Doors 2.11.21

  1. Sheree says:

    Wonderful selection

  2. restlessjo says:

    That first is stunning, Janet. I love everything about it 🙂 🙂

  3. DiosRaw says:


  4. Dan Antion says:

    Those are stunning gates, Janet. And I would have that door on my house, too. I had to laugh about the patience of waiting to have a wall in which to install his own gate. I understand that.

  5. The door is gorgeous, and the gates are lovely and very creative. Great finds, Janet!

  6. peggy says:

    Wow and Wow again. Michael’s work is absolutely beautiful. Love the door and the gates. Thanks for sharing Michael’s creations.

  7. Jet Eliot says:

    Oh boy, did I ever enjoy Michael Jones’s gates, Janet. The first one is such a lovely desert scene and I love the little quail; then I scrolled to the second one and thought, oh this is so exquisite with the honeycomb look; and the third one was a complete masterpiece! Cheers to you.

  8. scooj says:

    That first door is an absolute beauty. So good to see that some people put so much thought and care into a door.

  9. They are all great but the first one is my favourite.

  10. Junie-Jesh says:

    Beautiful gates! My top one is the last, because of its design:)

  11. Paul Simpson says:

    Practicality and art! Love the bighorn sheep gate!

  12. Debbie Smyth says:

    I like the honeycomb gate, and I enjoyed the pun too 🙂
    And yes, I see what you mean – definitely Chihuly-esque

  13. de Wets Wild says:

    I wouldn’t say no to any of these either!

  14. marianallen says:

    I especially love the bee-youtiful honeybee gate. They’re all marvelous, though, as are the sculptures. I see exactly what you mean about them!

  15. These are lovely gates and doors. Thank you for sharing them.

  16. slfinnell says:

    Under the weather this past weekend so got behind. I’d love a custom gate or front door. I’m checking out his page and will dream 🙂

  17. Resa says:

    Fabulous artist!

  18. Very creative artist

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