Juan Ferràndiz

ANRI artist Juan Ferrandiz
Juan Ferràndiz

Juan Ferràndiz was a scriptwriter and director of animated film before he discovered his passion for sacral art. He went to art school in his hometown of Barcelona, and his life philosophy – love for his fellowmen, whether rich or poor, regardless of nationality – is reflected in his work.

His particular passion is for themes based on children. Ferràndiz has also created some delightful wood sculptures that reflect his love of animals. His nativity figures are also marked by their child-like expressions and lend an especially gentle touch to the Christmas story.

22 Responses to Juan Ferràndiz

  1. Kim Harkins says:

    My sister-in-law just picked up up small 1 piece nativity with a childlike Mary and Joseph and animals surrounding the baby Jesus. It has no marking of ANRI on it, but is stamped with the name Jerrandiz on the side. We were just wondering if it is a work of Juan Ferrandiz from a different time?

    • Hi Kim – you can post it on or Facebook page if you like, but that does sound like the Ferrandiz style. If it is wood, it might be ANRI but they would usually have a logo on the bottom.

  2. LaVonne Zirnstein says:

    I have a very large collection of Juan Ferarandiz figurines and lithographs. We will be in Barcelona, the end of May, years ago it was suggested that Juan Ferrandiz orginal work would hopefully be in a Museum there after his death. Is it possible to find any and see them, that you might know of? We will be there for at least a whole day.

  3. Bonnie Prokop says:

    I have a large collection of Anri woodcarvings by Ferandiz and Sarah Kay. Do you know of a source to check the value of these carvings? I have a list of each figurine’s name and limited edition number. Thank you.

  4. Dawn says:

    I have a collection of Ferrandiz miniature spoons. The ends of the spoons have his paintings on them. I have not been able to find them anywhere else. I am wondering if they are worth much?

  5. Kelly Odermann says:

    Hello 🙂 I have a 3 inch figurine, she has a blue/green hooded dress and is holding a bouquet of flowers. She also has a ponytail with flowers in it. I’m not looking to sell, but I am curious as to her value and name. Thank you 🙂

  6. Helen Lucas says:

    I have 3 eggs dated 1978, 1979,1981. They are hand made and hand painted in original boxes . Fernandez 1978 egg limited edition first in series. All have wooden stands.. Are they valuable.

    • Hello Helen, We don’t have any values for secondary market items, but all ANRI is collectible and Juan Ferrandiz is one of the most popular artists. The eggs are not extremely rare though.

  7. Alan Height says:

    Violin, a young boy playing a violin with a bird on his shoulder, is the only gift I gave my father that he ever kept. Now that he has passed it has come back to me. My late father played guitar and I play the guitar and write and record song. I put my soul in my songwriting and performance. “Violin,” is a beautiful part of your souls work and I will cherish it for the rest of my days. It sits in view and I don’t just see it every day, I look at it.

  8. Rosemary Sshwab says:

    I have a Anri piece that is 20 inches tall. The theme if a child with a bird on the right hand, two rabbits in the front and a bird on the lower left side. It The name Ferranndiz is located on the back of the piece and the numbers
    97/120 are on the underneath side. I would like to know the name of the piece. Thank yiur in advance for any reference you could provide. R SCHWAB

  9. Eileen Johns says:

    I have a figurine called A Tender Touch…I have located this on line, but they are all wood carved with a square base. Mine has an oval base and it doesn’t feel like wood. On the bottom it says Toriart
    handpainted by Jual Ferrandiz
    There is a small sticker that says
    Made in Thailand
    I am confused.
    I paid $50 for this many years ago at a military PX
    Is this real? Valuable?

    • Hello Eileen, I am confused too. Would you be able to post a picture on our Facebook page – including where it has “Toriart”? I’ve only ever seen this in wood and it wasn’t made in Thailand.

  10. Elodie Hafen says:

    I have several Ferrandiz and Sarah Kay music boxes that look like they are not hand carved wood but some ceramic material. Are all the Anri figurines hand carved wood? I know that I have several angels that are all hand carved wood but than others look like a combination where part of it is hand carved and the rest is some man made material. Am I mistaken?

    Thank you for your response.

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