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About Me:
I am a polymer clay artist, a full-time Law Enforcement Officer and seemingly one of the very few men to work with polyclay. You may ask yourself "How did a cynical, steely-eyed street cop end up working with polymer clay making bowls, keepsakes and Christmas decorations?" Sounds kind of funny, doesn't it? Well, that's exactly what my family thinks too... :)

Well, to answer that question, I have always made handcrafted gifts for my family at Christmas. I always thought that more feeling and thought went into a homemade gift rather than a store bought one. So, one year I was looking for a new gift idea that I could work with and I came across Polymer Clay. I played around with it thinking I could maybe sculpt some figurines. Well, I took my time and sculpted a baby Harp Seal. Upon showing it off to everyone, I heard someone say, "Wow, isn't that a…

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  • Born on September 4
  • Joined February 23, 2008

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About

About Me:
I am a polymer clay artist, a full-time Law Enforcement Officer and seemingly one of the very few men to work with polyclay. You may ask yourself "How did a cynical, steely-eyed street cop end up working with polymer clay making bowls, keepsakes and Christmas decorations?" Sounds kind of funny, doesn't it? Well, that's exactly what my family thinks too... :)

Well, to answer that question, I have always made handcrafted gifts for my family at Christmas. I always thought that more feeling and thought went into a homemade gift rather than a store bought one. So, one year I was looking for a new gift idea that I could work with and I came across Polymer Clay. I played around with it thinking I could maybe sculpt some figurines. Well, I took my time and sculpted a baby Harp Seal. Upon showing it off to everyone, I heard someone say, "Wow, isn't that a really cute troll doll!" Needless to say, that was the end of my sculpting efforts.

Upon further meddling in the dark arts of PolyClay, I found that I had a knack for making art pieces and Christmas decorations that appealed to all of the women in my family. I then went on to make Military and Police themed items for many of the other cops that I work with. After finding that orders were building up for custom work and re-orders of pieces I had originally done, I decided to open Torchwood Studio and take my act onto the Internet.

So, in a nutshell, that's me! Within the next month or so, you can also visit my website to get a better glimpse at what goes on at my Torchwood Studio along with additional art pieces that I am in the process of dreaming up and bringing to reality: http://www.torchwood-studio.com/. You can also visit me immediately by going to my Blog that features my work and the work of other amazing Etsy Artisans! http://torchwood-studio.typepad.com/torchwood_studio/

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Custom Orders
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I am happy to accept custom orders or commissioned work. If you are interested in something different, unique or unavailable anywhere else, please use the contact link to let me know about it. I’d love to hear your ideas and help you turn them into reality.

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Payments
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Paypal and Money Orders are the only method of payment I can accept. You do NOT need a Paypal account in order to use it. At the end of your transaction, you can use a credit card to pay via Paypal, without having to create an account with them. Please ensure the accuracy of the address that you have provided to PayPal. Items are typically shipped within 24 hours of your recieved payment (excluding weekends and holidays).

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Shipping/Handling
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For shipping costs, please refer to the shipping costs section on the item you are purchasing. All items are typically mailed 2-3 days after purchase. Upon shipment you will be notified of expected arrival date and tracking information. Please allow for delays due to holidays and inclement weather. Shipping charges include: postage, packaging, insurance, & delivery confirmation.

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International Buyers
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I love to ship my pieces Internationally! For International shipping costs, please contact me for a shipping quote prior to making a purchase. Also, after your piece has shipping, please allow for delays due to customs.

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Customer Service & Returns
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Every piece comes with a 100% refund if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. Due to the handmade nature of all of my pieces, each one will vary from the next. Each piece I create is individually inspected to ensure a beautiful, quality art piece that you will treasure for years to come. Please contact me immediately if you have any questions or concerns about your purchase.

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While I like to consider myself a full-time Polymer Clay Artist, I am also a full-time Law Enforcement Officer here in Central New York. As such, a portion of the proceeds received by Torchwood Studio will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in memory of LEO's killed in the line of duty. Please take some time to visit their site at http://www.nleomf.com/index.htm
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Well, that's it! I hope you enjoy yourself in my little corner of the Internet and hopefully you find something that you just have to have!

Thanks!
Todd
"Torchwood Studio"

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