A lifelong artist and entrepreneur, Alise loves nothing more than an adventure down a road not taken. This spirit of adventure and love of mystery has led Alise to explore new ways of making art by marrying what she loves most which is nature, photography, and working with new technologies to achieve what she sees in her imagination and feels in her bones.

December 26, 2013

It's show time!

 DEMDACO® Announces Partnership with

Artist Alise Sheehan for Wishnest™ Gift & Jewelry Collection


December 26, 2013Leawood, KS — DEMDACO®, the Leawood, Kansas-based design firm specializing in gift and home décor products, is pleased to announce a new partnership with artist Alise Sheehan to distribute the Wishnest™ line of gifts and jewelry.


DEMDACO is dedicated to sharing products that are innovative, inspiring and of exceptional quality. They believe in products that make an emotional connection with the person who purchases it or with the recipient of the thoughtful gift.

The Wishnest line of inspirational gifts is a premier addition to the Studio™ by DEMDACO brand, celebrating the philosophies shared by DEMDACO and artist Alise Sheehan.


“The partnership between Alise and DEMDACO is awonderful opportunity,” says Peter Friedmann, Vice President of Product Development for DEMDACO. “Many of us have been fans of the Wishnest line for quite some timeWe believe it’s a great alignment between our brands. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our collaboration as we build upon this strong retailing line. Wishnest is a perfect example of timeless gift solutions that speak to friendship and family.”


“I am absolutely thrilled about my collaboration with DEMDACO, says Alise Sheehan. It is exactly what I have been wishing for. It allows me to focus on designing beautiful products and expanding the inspiring messages of the Wishnest brand. This is my passion.”


Sheehan imagines and creates the Wishnest line of personable gifts, house blessings, tabletop accentsand jewelry as reminders to all to dream big and wish well and often for ourselves, our loved ones and for the world. The naturally inspired, organically styled designs are hand sculpted, then cast in lead-free pewter and combined with various materials including semi-precious stones.


Wishnest by Alise Sheehan is currently available for purchase by retailers and can be previewed in DEMDACO showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Denver. To make an appointment to visit one of our showrooms, or for more information and to order product, contact your Account Executive or DEMDACO Customer Care at 888.336.3226, or by visiting the DEMDACO web site at




In 1997, Demi and Dave Kiersznowski founded a companywith the desire to pursue business the way it ought to be done–with thoughtfulness, integrity and purpose.DEMDACO® is dedicated to sharing artist-driven gift and home décor products that are innovative, inspiring and of exceptional quality that tell—and create—a story.


The DEMDACO family of brands includes Willow Tree®, Studio by DEMDACO, Big Sky Carvers® by DEMDACO,Silvestri!® by DEMDACO, and Nat & Jules® by DEMDACO. DEMDACO products are sold primarily at specialty and independent retailers nationwide.


For more information about DEMDACO products, please contact Customer Care by phone at 888.336.3226,, or visit the DEMDACO web site at


About Alise Sheehan

Alise Sheehan is a creator, a designer and an inventor who is inspired by the natural beauty, the organic forms and the rich colors that abound in every season around her California home. Educated at Academy of Art College in San Francisco, Alisemajored in fine arts sculpture and dreamed of someday becoming a full time artist. It was her day-to-day work in real estate that fostered her creation of unique housewarming gifts for her clients and the beginning of her wish come true. Visit Alise’s Blog

December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas!

From All of us in Healdsburg to you and 
Your family, wherever you are- may your days be merry and bright!

December 20, 2013

The winds- and the gifts of change

This has truly been a year of change. 
Most years are filled with ups and downs and adventure but this one has been about the gifts change can bring. Sometimes we are forced to change, sometimes we seek it out and other times it comes in with the wind, and gifts come into your life. This year has brought my beautiful grandaughter Sophia and the joy she has brought is all encompassing.
My relationship with DEMDACO is another gift - a change that I wished for and it came true! Now 2014 looks like it will also be filled with a theme of change and reinvention. I am open and ready to create positive changes in my own life also be a positive force for possibility and change. 

December 12, 2013

DEMDACO's Wishnest Dream team!

I am a very lucky girl to have this amazingly talented team working with me on Wishnest. Look for big things to come!

December 11, 2013

I'm on Another Big Adventure- this one with DEMDACO!

I have always been up for change and big adventure- and I am experiencing one of those right now! I am here at the headquarters for DEMDACO this week for their National Sales Meeting and yesterday gave a speech to 140 people in their organization. It went very well- everyone was inspired by my story which is all I could hope for. Everyone from the president to my product development team have been amazing and are treating me very well- how fun this is! I am learning so much about how successful licensing products can be for an artists. My wishes, which of course I placed in my own Wishnest- are coming true.
Be sure to wish well and wish often!!

December 5, 2013


It's the beginning of a new chapter for me and I'm so excited! Wishnest has been licensed by DEMDACO- the best possible gift company there is to work with and I am about to board a flight to Kansas City to present Wishnest to the entire sales team at thier national sales mtg. We launch the line at americasmart in January. 

December 3, 2013


In just a few days I fly to visit my beautiful grandaughter Sophia. I am also about to launch a brand new chapter in my life and career! Lots to celebrate and anticipate. More news to follow!