Whimsical Animal Wire Art Sculpture

California, United States · 582 Sales


Whimsical Animal Wire Art Sculpture

California, United States 582 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Antonia Hansen

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Antonia Hansen

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Animal Wire Sculpture

My name is Antonia Hansen and I am the designer and owner of Wire Art Ink.
In 2006, while teaching art full time to adults with disabilities, I needed a way to supplement my income and still have time to make and promote my own art. A friend of mine suggested Etsy as the perfect solution and Wire Art Ink was born.
When the shop first opened, I exhibited my current work, which was abstract wire mixed media sculpture that took hundreds of hours of fine detailed work per piece. It was beautiful, but at the time consumers just were not spending much money for expensive art. After researching, I found that people where drawn to unique or custom made pet and animal art. I changed the focus of my shop to whimsical animal sculpture and personalized pet portraits.
The first piece I made was modeled after my beloved black cat, Lu. He sold quickly and I began to receive more and more requests for custom animals. I have since extended my shop to holiday items, and functional household decorative pieces. Most of them are animal focused.
I often am asked how I got into working with wire. Seven years ago, when I was doing a lot of drawing, an associate remarked how they really lent themselves to wire. That little comment was just the thing to set fire to my imagination.
In the future I plan to manage Wire Art Ink full time and open another shop featuring my abstract art sculpture. I also intend to travel and teach art and craft workshops throughout the country.

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  • Antonia Hansen

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    My interest is wire art began while doodling during meetings at work . A co-worker suggested that my drawings really lent themselves to wire.

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Shop policies

Last updated on 14 April, 2016
Welcome to Wire Art Ink.
Thank you for visiting my shop!! I hope you find what you are looking for . Please feel free to write me ant questions or comments. Also I do special orders and love to try new ideas!!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If a refund is necessary, buyers have 14 days, after receiving the item, to contact me about returning an item in its original form. Buyers will be given a refund within 10 days after the time the item is received by me. Return shipping is the buyer's responsibility. If you would like to purchase additional insurance, please let me know.
I accept PayPal or Credit Card for all orders. Please remember that no orders will be shipped until payment is received. Payment must be received within 5 days after ordering. If you can't make the payment within that amount of time, please convo me within 3 days from date of sale so we can discuss it. If payment is not made, sale may be canceled.
I ship within 5 business days via USPS First Class unless otherwise specified. If you are looking for upgraded shipping, let me know and I can bill you separately via Paypal.
International orders are shipped International First Class. International buyers are responsible for any duties, customs and taxes levied by their individual countries and are NOT included in the item price or shipping. All international orders will be marked as merchandise on the customs forms.
Please be sure check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.

***Please note for international shipping, while estimated delivery dates are
5-10 days, sometimes packages take 3-5 weeks due to customs.****