ClockworkArtShop

Clockwork Art

Seattle, Washington

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    ⭐ I offer FREE domestic USPS 1st Class shipping on orders over $35! ⭐

🚫 COMMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED 🚫
My portrait queue is currently full & will re-open in time for the holidays. If you'd like to be notified when I start accepting new commission requests, feel free to send me a message & I'll add you to my portrait list.

Visit my website for more custom portrait info: www.clockworkart.com/pet-portraits.html

Welcome!

I'm Braden Duncan (a.k.a. Clockwork Art) a full-time artist & animal rescue advocate based in Seattle, WA. My work combines a love of pop culture, mythology, mysticism, Steampunk, cybernetics and the natural world. My cats are my main models, and I use all traditional media (primarily watercolour).

🎨 All of the art you see here is created, packaged & shipped by me (supervised by the studio kittens).

🔍 Looking for fan art? You can find pop culture inspired pieces in my personal web shop: www.clockworkart.com/shop.html
More info in my FAQ's:
www.etsy.com/shop/ClockworkArtShop#more-section
⭐ Use code 'FREESHIP' for free domestic USPS 1st Class shipping orders over $35 in my web shop!

💌 I ship on Mondays & Fridays, so depending on the day you place your order, multiple days can elapse between the day I print your shipping label & my next post office drop off. USPS is still experiencing pandemic related delays, so if you need your purchase expedited, please either let me know in advance or purchase one of the Shipping Upgrade listings:
www.etsy.com/shop/ClockworkArtShop?section_id=29075052

If you like monthly rewards, discounts, exclusive sales, sneak peeks, first dibs on new pieces & behind-the-scenes photoshoots with my cats, I invite you to support me on Patreon! www.patreon.com/ClockworkArt

Thanks so much for stopping by. My feline muses & I appreciate you! 🐾

⚠️ TO MY CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE THE US ⚠️
USPS has temporarily suspended shipments to multiple countries & can no longer guarantee arrival times for any international orders. More info here: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm

Announcement

Last updated on May 27, 2021

⭐ I offer FREE domestic USPS 1st Class shipping on orders over $35! ⭐

🚫 COMMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED 🚫
My portrait queue is currently full & will re-open in time for the holidays. If you'd like to be notified when I start accepting new commission requests, feel free to send me a message & I'll add you to my portrait list.

Visit my website for more custom portrait info: www.clockworkart.com/pet-portraits.html

Welcome!

I'm Braden Duncan (a.k.a. Clockwork Art) a full-time artist & animal rescue advocate based in Seattle, WA. My work combines a love of pop culture, mythology, mysticism, Steampunk, cybernetics and the natural world. My cats are my main models, and I use all traditional media (primarily watercolour).

🎨 All of the art you see here is created, packaged & shipped by me (supervised by the studio kittens).

🔍 Looking for fan art? You can find pop culture inspired pieces in my personal web shop: www.clockworkart.com/shop.html
More info in my FAQ's:
www.etsy.com/shop/ClockworkArtShop#more-section
⭐ Use code 'FREESHIP' for free domestic USPS 1st Class shipping orders over $35 in my web shop!

💌 I ship on Mondays & Fridays, so depending on the day you place your order, multiple days can elapse between the day I print your shipping label & my next post office drop off. USPS is still experiencing pandemic related delays, so if you need your purchase expedited, please either let me know in advance or purchase one of the Shipping Upgrade listings:
www.etsy.com/shop/ClockworkArtShop?section_id=29075052

If you like monthly rewards, discounts, exclusive sales, sneak peeks, first dibs on new pieces & behind-the-scenes photoshoots with my cats, I invite you to support me on Patreon! www.patreon.com/ClockworkArt

Thanks so much for stopping by. My feline muses & I appreciate you! 🐾

⚠️ TO MY CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE THE US ⚠️
USPS has temporarily suspended shipments to multiple countries & can no longer guarantee arrival times for any international orders. More info here: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm

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About ClockworkArtShop

Sales 8,574
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Clockwork Art: Artist & Animal Rescue Advocate

Hi! I'm Braden Duncan (a.k.a. Clockwork Art) a full-time artist & animal rescue advocate based in Seattle, WA. My work combines a love of pop culture, mythology, mysticism, Steampunk, cybernetics and the natural world. My cats are my main models, and I use all traditional media (primarily watercolour). Tiny fat wind-up things make me smile, and I plan to take over the world with the strange & the adorable.

With the help of my kitty muses, I can officially say that I've turned 'crazy cat lady' into a viable profession! I make art that I love, and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to share my creations with fellow animal lovers. (In non-pandemic times) I travel frequently for art events, so feel free to say hi if you see me at your local comic con, cat show, or horror fest! :)

Outside the studio, I help raise funds & awareness for animals in need, and I make every effort to support fellow artists & my creative community. I'm the exhibitor coordinator for Sea-Meow Con - Seattle's very first cat convention! I also assist with curation & art installation for a variety of galleries across the Pacific Northwest.

Thank you so much for stopping by - my kitties & I appreciate your support. :) If you like monthly rewards, discounts, exclusive sales, sneak peeks, first dibs on new pieces & behind-the-scenes photoshoots with my cats, I invite you to support me on Patreon! www.patreon.com/ClockworkArt

Cheers!

www.clockworkart.com

Shop members

  • Braden Duncan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist

  • Diesel

    Assistant

    My favourite muse, art buddy, shoulder goblin & the original inspiration behind my little black kitten series. Every piece I create carries her stamp of approval.

  • Ghost

    Assistant

    A.k.a. Ghostling. Prim grey floof who purrs with a squeak; currently carrying on an unrequited love affair with the paper cutter.

  • Earl Grey

    Assistant

    A.k.a. Pretty Boy. An invasive cuddler & incessant purr monster. He's about 60% tail.

Production partners

  • Bellevue Fine Art Reproduction

    Bellevue, WA

    Locally owned & operated printing & scanning shop in Bellevue. I don't have bulk printing capabilities in my studio, so BFA handles all of my giclee printing & large format scanning. All prints are then hand-trimmed & packaged for re-sale by myself in my studio.

  • Top Notch Copy & Print

    Seattle, WA

    Locally owned & operated print shop in North Seattle. I don't have bulk printing capabilities in my studio, so Top Notch handles the majority of my cardstock printing. All prints are then hand-trimmed & packaged for re-sale by myself in my studio.

  • VistaPrint

    Boston, MA

    VistaPrint is a Dutch company regionally headquartered in Boston that specialises in professional marketting materials for small businesses. I don't have the ability to print notecards in bulk; so VistaPrint handles the printing, and I fold & package each card by hand in my studio.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 29, 2021
Thank you for supporting Clockwork Art!

I'm a full-time, self-taught watercolour artist based in Seattle, WA. I have 3 feline muses, I love painting animals, and I plan to take over the world with the strange & the adorable.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
CUSTOM PORTRAITS: There are no returns or refunds for commissioned portraits. Each portrait is made-to-order, and I do not make any changes or adjustments to your portrait once you have approved the final version and it has been shipped.

PRINTS, CARDS, MAGNETS, STICKERS & PINS: There are no returns or refunds unless the item differs significantly from the description.

I describe each item to the best of my ability, but I might have overlooked a minor detail or two. If you experience any problems with your purchase, please contact me. I will do everything I can within reasonable possibility to make it right.
Payment
I accept PayPal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
I ship on Mondays & Fridays. Depending on the day you place your order, multiple days can elapse between the day I print your shipping label & my next post office drop off. If you need your purchase expedited, please either let me know in advance or purchase a shipping upgrade.

I ship all of my items via the USPS in rigid or padded mailers designed to keep them flat & protected. Custom portraits & packages weighing over 15 oz are shipped Priority Mail; everything else is shipped 1st Class unless otherwise requested.

I offer FREE domestic USPS 1st Class shipping for orders over $35! For orders under $35, Etsy calculates shipping cost based on your location (both domestic & international).

Please make sure your shipping address is up to date! Unless you request otherwise, I ship to the address provided by Etsy. I have no way of recovering packages that are delivered to incorrect addresses, and there will be additional fees if I need to re-ship your order.

Recycling & reducing my carbon footprint is important to me, so I will often reuse clean & undamaged packing materials from shipments I receive from my suppliers. These materials can include cardboard boxes, packing paper & bubble wrap.

My items are handmade and (with the exception of prints, cards, magnets, stickers & pins) one-of-a-kind. If your item is delayed, lost, or damaged in shipping, I cannot always replace it with a new one, but I will do my best to work with the Post Office to resolve the problem.

⚠️ TO MY CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE THE US ⚠️
USPS has temporarily suspended shipments to multiple countries and cannot guarantee arrival times for any international orders. More info here: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm

Commissioned portraits are shipped with insurance via USPS International Priority Mail, and usually take 6-10 business days for delivery. USPS International Priority Express Mail is available for an additional fee upon request, and usually takes 3-5 business days.

Prints, cards, magnets, stickers & pins are shipped via USPS International 1st Class Mail, which can take 10+ business days. Expedited shipping is available for an additional fee upon request.

I cannot be held responsible for any international customs fees, taxes, duties, or tariffs that you may incur past the point of sale. These fees are not included in the shipping price (I have no way of calculating them) and are the sole responsibility of the purchaser. I likewise cannot be held responsible for shipping delays due to international customs; I have no control over packages once they leave the United States.

The Post Office is the most reliable (and affordable) international delivery service I've found. If you have any questions concerning your country's import policies or the delivery of your international purchase, please use the tracking # on your Etsy receipt and contact your local Post Office.
Additional policies and FAQs
RETAIL • CONSIGNMENT • WHOLESALE • EXHIBITION

If you represent an art space interested in carrying my work, feel free to contact me. I'm happy to offer discounted prices for prints, cards, magnets, stickers & pins purchased wholesale. Wholesale is available anywhere in the US (international on a case-by-case basis), consignment in the Seattle area only.

Pieces from my current bodies of work are also available for exhibition. If you represent a gallery space interested in hosting my original art, please let me know. I'm happy to work with you as schedules allow.

More information

Last updated on Jul 27, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Do you accept commissions? Can I purchase a custom portrait for a friend?

🚫 COMMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED 🚫
My portrait queue is full for the summer & will re-open in time for the holidays. If you'd like to be notified when I start accepting new portrait projects, please message me & I'll add you to my portrait contact list.

I happily accept commissions as long as they fit with my style, and you have reference photos ready before you place your order. Please visit the Pet Portraits page of my website for more info on sizes, pricing & my process:
www.clockworkart.com/pet-portraits.html

If you're purchasing a portrait for a friend, please understand it's not my responsibility to contact your friend for photos. Your order will be delayed if I don't have pictures to work with at the time of purchase.

Where did your fan art go?

Fan art is now located in my web shop:
www.clockworkart.com/shop.html

My pop culture inspired pieces are based on photos I take of my own cats in imaginary cosplay & the compositions are entirely my own. I respect the intellectual property (IP) of the original creators, and I take care that any fan art I create fits within the legally protected categories of parody & fair use.

Unfortunately, Etsy doesn't differentiate between valid & false IP infringement claims, and fighting back is exhausting & expensive. Remaining a part of the Etsy community is important to me, so I've made the difficult decision to remove my fan art from the equation. Thanks for understanding & please visit my website to shop my full portfolio.

Why do you watermark your images?

It deters art thieves from illegally downloading, printing & profiting from my work without my consent. Art theft is sadly rampant in the online community, and I've had my images stolen more times than I can count.

Not only is it illegal to use artists' work without our permission, art thieves threaten our livelihoods by exploiting art lovers & stealing sales that would otherwise support actual artists.

If you see my work (or the work of any other artist) on a site that doesn't properly credit us or link back to our websites, it's probably being used illegally. Please let artists know if you come across stolen art so we can report the offenders & file official DMCA takedown notices to have the stolen content removed.

Do you offer digital downloads or NFTs?

No. I don't I license any of my art for personal downloads. Reproduction quality is important to me, and I have no control over how often digital files are printed, or what they're printed on. I've unfortunately had too much experience with online art theft to be comfortable sending hi res digital files to anyone other than my trusted production partners.

I don't offer my work as NFTs either. While I support the idea of digital artists having a platform to authenticate & sell digital 'originals,' the negative environmental impact of current blockchain technology can't be ignored. I'm open to revisiting the possibility in the future if the industry develops a more sustainable model.

Can you change the colour of this print?

No. I cannot accommodate custom colour changes or any other adjustments for prints, cards, magnets, stickers or enamel pins. I'm a traditional watercolour artist, not a digital artist, and the pieces I've already created are intended to remain as is. I am happy to create an original commissioned piece if you'd like something a little different.

Can I have your piece tattooed on me?

I love seeing tattoos inspired by my work! All I ask is that both you & your artist credit me as the inspiration when sharing the finished piece on social media so that we can cross-promote.

Do you combine shipping or offer less expensive (letter-rate) shipping?

Yes, I combine shipping for multiple items & I offer free USPS 1st Class shipping for US orders over $35!

I do not offer letter-rate shipping. All of my items - from single postcards to original watercolours - are shipped in rigid or padded mailers designed to keep them flat & protected.

In my 15+ years of shipping experience, I've found that items sent in standard envelopes come with no tracking options & unfortunately run a higher risk of being lost or damaged in transit. It's important to me that every item reaches you as safely & securely as possible.

USPS 1st Class rates can seem high for single items, which is why I offer free shipping for orders over $35. Feel free to contact me if you have any concerns.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes! But please be aware that due to pandemic delays, deliveries to some international locations can take multiple months.

⚠️ USPS has temporarily suspended shipments to multiple countries & cannot guarantee arrival times for any international orders. ⚠️

More info: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm

I cannot be held responsible for any international delays or customs fees, taxes, duties, or tariffs that you may incur past the point of sale. These fees are not included in the shipping price (I have no way of calculating them) & are the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Please check with your local Post Office prior to purchase if you have any concerns about your country's import policies.

I haven't received my order yet. Can you track it?

I ship Mondays & Fridays via USPS 1st Class Mail. Depending on the day you place your order, multiple days can elapse between the day I print your shipping label & my next post office drop off.

1st Class is usually scanned for acceptance & delivery, but 'in transit' info is rarely available. Shipping normally takes 3-7 business days in the US, but pandemic delays can take up to 2-3 weeks (US) & over a month (int'l). If you haven't received your order within 3 weeks, please let me know & I'll work with USPS to resolve the issue.

I keep shipping prices as reasonable as possible (FREE for orders over $35!), but the trade-off is less reliable tracking. If you prefer a faster, more trackable service, you can purchase a shipping upgrade.

Do you offer original pieces for exhibit and/or wholesale for retail shops?

Yes! If you represent a gallery interested in showing my original work, please contact me for scheduling & availability.

While Etsy no longer supports wholesale accounts, I happily offer wholesale pricing for prints, cards, magnets, stickers & enamel pins.

If you represent an art space interested in carrying my work, feel free to email me directly - clockworkartshop(at)gmail(dot)com - with a link to your shop, and I'll send you my wholesale price list.