At Founding Farmers King of Prussia, she crafted a beautiful golden egg that sits in our entrance as a small symbol of the beginning of our time in the sparkling state of Pennsylvania. At Founding Farmers Reston Station, we feature two of her sculptures: a giant beaver and a mockingbird to honor Thomas Jefferson, who loved and collected mockingbirds. At MoCo’s Founding Farmers, she created a pig and ram who watch over our dining room. Founding Farmers DC has our happy lamb who sometimes dresses for the season. Cotnam also has work featured at our sibling restaurants, Farmers & Distillers and Farmers Fishers Bakers.
Noella Cotnam is multi-talented artist, sculptor, sign designer, illustrator, mural painter, carver, furniture maker, and mechanical draftsman. A self-proclaimed country girl at heart, her first clients were farmers, and her partnership with Farmers Restaurant Group continues a long-standing connection with the agricultural community. In 1982, she started her sign company, Sign It (and farmsigns.com), out of the summer kitchen of a century-old farmhouse north of Williamstown, Ontario. Signs produced by Cotnam can be found the world-over, from Guam and Beirut to Greece, England, and Washington, D.C.