This piece may be purchased through this online shop, but must be picked up at Rembrandt’s Gallery & Wine Bar in Madison, Indiana.
Walt Schmidt co-owns Hickory Tree Studios in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife, Betty Westhues. Walt is a potter, woodworker, and blacksmith, and Betty makes woven pieces and paints. Walt likes to create ceramic pieces that are unique, fun, and functional. He makes everyday-use stoneware, home decor, and unusual items based on historic designs, such as a “whistle mug” (used in old taverns), oil lamps, and this mousetrap.
This ceramic mousetrap, based on an old Tunisian pottery design, is fully functional. Coat the string in peanut butter, lard, or grease and set the trap. The mouse climbs in to eat the bait, chews through the string, and the door shuts! It’s a safe, humane, attractive way to rid your home of mice.
Artisan: Walt Schmidt
Dimensions: 7.75″ l. x 4″ w. x 6.5″ h.
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