When you send your request, which you can include in the notes when you purchase this listing, vague details to work best, e.g. 'I would like a tortoise and a hare, as well as some meadow plants/flowers'. However I can also work from additional references you provide such as illustrations or photos. I will only create original creatures, no character designs that carry trade marks. Inspiration from mythology, literature, nature or your own experiences are best.
Q. Can I buy one of the creature stacks in the listing photos?
All the images associated with this listing are previously commissioned pieces. As such they are already sold and cannot be replicated. These images are meant to serve as inspiration for your own personalized creation and demonstrate the breadth of possibility for what can be made.
Q. If I want my creature to fit in a particular display case, can you work with the dimensions I provide?
Q. What if I want additional figures of a different size, such as a mother with offspring?
I accommodate many types of special requests. For this you can message me to discuss the terms and I will make a custom listing for you.
Q. Can you really ship these creatures internationally?
Yes, every week!
How the sculptures are made
Each sculpture is OOAk (one of a kind), handmade, dated and signed. All fine details are pieced and shaped one at a time by hand only (I use no carving tools). By virtue of this primal process, each creation is completely unique and produced in a fluid and intuitive manner. The process begins with a handmade metal armature over which light weight clay is sculpted in a process of many layers. The painting is done with acrylic or oil pigments and the embedded eyes are glass or acrylic. When complete the whole piece is glazed to intensify colour and strength. With inspiration derived from animal physiology and a love of the fantastic, grotesque and absurd, each sculpture is unique and personable. The immensely detailed craftsmanship of each sculpture is rich and thoughtful, it will never be replicated.