The Williraye Story

Williraye is an imaginative line of figurative sculptures that represents life on the farm through its distinctive and whimsical charm. Inspired by the magnificent mind of the late Bobbe Punzel-Schuknecht and the remarkable carvings of her talented husband Jeff Schuknecht, Williraye has grown to be a fan favorite over the last 20 years and can be found throughout thousands of homes across the country.

Over the years, Williraye has developed a team of designers that are determined to keep the inspiration of the late Bobbe in mind when developing these classic American-French inspired folk art pieces. With the growing popularity of Williraye, our designers can now craft larger quantities of each figurine so no one misses out on having these charming pieces. Each figurine is carefully crafted in cold-cast resin and then hand-painted with strict adherence to resemble the craftsmanship of Bobbe and Jeff’s original work. In this fast-paced modern world we continue to stay true to the traditional beauty and charm of our Williraye figurines. We strive to bring that continued sense of warmth within your home while creating memories for years to come.

As we see the trends of today rise from living a healthier lifestyle, to farmhouse style decorating, we’re delighted to see the daily interaction between Williraye and its fan base through social media. We are elated to keep growing our family and seeing “How You Williraye.” Continue to share your décor with us by #williraye or posting to our Facebook page.

At the end of the day, our figurines are here to provide happiness and memories. No matter where you live or how you live, each handcrafted Williraye piece harkens back to a simpler time. A time that resembles the pure and organic way of living that we’re very much experiencing today. We’re happy to welcome you to the Williraye family!