Welcome to the History Page! This page will provide more context, education, etc about Wands and McCormick Wands specifically.
Apprentice Class Wands are one of the main design classes. Typically, they are noted as being a simpler design, sometimes a classic look involving little in terms of flare. Most importantly, they are the starter Wands for most that are new to the Craft or energy work. Woods that make up this Class are most often those with more stable energies that are suitable for beginners- such as Oak, Cherry, Maple.
While sharing many similarities with the Apprentice versions, Master Class Wands include all varieties of woods that I will normally use in the workshop (with some exceptions). Master Class can be distinguished by their more refined look and fancier nature. Their energies will often be more complex that require their handler to have greater knowledge and experience. Master Class Wands are very much the workhorse of the line up, making up the majority of stock.
New for 2019, the older Elemental Class series, which were characterized by a more organic look, will now be part of the Master Class.
One of the most sought after Classes by other artists and collectors... not to mention everyone in between. This class is one of the oldest and can vary widely in look. Descendant Class wands are simply wands that have been named, pieces of art, but also relating to their personality as both a wand and wood property. Some names used, have been in the line up for decades. The names are reincarnated into the next "model". Sometimes the names are rare, one-off's. While others have had dozens of incarnations.
Some of the most popular names over the years have found themselves traveling all over the globe- Shadowfax, Mystique, Banshee, Dracarys.. So many more. I look forward to each continuation as well as new names.
The Realm Class contain woods that have a very unique energy or property to them. Normally reserved for woods that are not suited for beginners. Occasionally, wands are created during special times of year, such as Beltane or Samhain, or during Full Moons, etc..they would fit nicely into this Class. Realm Class wands can also take names such as the Descendant Wands.