About Shaker Prairie Shop...
The Shaker Prairie Shop,
incorporated in 1977, is a company that consists of
artisans and highly skilled
craftsmen involved in the reproduction of Jules A. Bouillet
decorative duck decoys and wildlife figures as well as the artwork
of other notable wildlife artists. The company name was derived from
the simple, resourceful and quality craftsmanship associated with a
once thriving Shaker community that was located on a prairie amid
productive farmland just north of Vincennes, Indiana in the late
1800’s. It is our goal to exemplify the Shaker philosophy and
legendary workmanship in the production of each and every work of
art made by the hands of our artists and craftsmen.
A native of Vincennes, Indiana,
Jules A. Bouillet is a world-class woodcarver known widely for his
creativity and ability to capture the magnificence of waterfowl,
birds of prey and upland game. For four decades, he has extended a
long family tradition of fine woodworking and craftsmanship
that can be traced back to the old-European world of Belgium.
A master of depicting life and movement in his original
woodcarvings, his decorative duck decoys are collected worldwide.
His works have earned him many Best of Shows and Bouillet’s works
have been exhibited annually in the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson
“Birds in Art” Exhibition in Wausau, Wisconsin, the Waterfowl
Festival in Easton, Maryland and many other nationally recognized
wildlife art expositions. His works and career have been documented
on television shows and in several magazines including
Wildlife Art News
The Saturday Evening
While many of his original works are held in private collections
around the world, his individually handcrafted decorative duck
decoys and wildlife figures are a source of enjoyment to all
wildlife enthusiasts and admirers.