FreakShopGallery

100% handmade art by Christopher Genovese.

Tucson, Arizona On Etsy since 2008

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FreakShopGallery

100% handmade art by Christopher Genovese.

Tucson, Arizona | 1,481 Sales

Announcement    Museum-quality decorative sculpture and freaky accoutrements.

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Last updated on Oct 22, 2018

Museum-quality decorative sculpture and freaky accoutrements.

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Christopher Genovese

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Christopher Genovese

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About FreakShopGallery

Sales 1,481
On Etsy since 2008

Wearable sculptures. Oddities made-to-order.

Started in 2008.

Shop members

  • Christopher Genovese

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Self-taught sculptor.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 29, 2020
Hi. Thanks very much for your interest in my shop. I am an independent filmmaker and videographer by trade and this shop is essentially what I do to blow off steam and fulfill myself artistically outside of filmmaking. I've been sculpting off and on since I was 10 years old, have never received formal training, and learned all of what I know from trial & error, YouTube tutorials, and internet forums like Conceptart.org. As a movie lover, most of my work is inspired by the movies, pop-culture characters, and music that has inspired me. Thanks for taking a look!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
1.) Refunds are granted if customer changes their mind before the item ships, but refunds will not be granted once item ships. Items broken or damaged during shipping can usually be replaced or repaired once item is shipped back. This occurrence is rare is dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

2.) Items not fit for repair, or in cases of international sales where costs of shipping back damaged items for repair exceed cost of replacement, will be replaced with no new fees to customer. Items will not be replaced until evidence of damages are received and verified by shop owner.
Payment
Paypal is preferred. Checks and money orders are also accepted. Items (when not in stock) will go into production once payment clears.
Shipping
Please read the following policies on shipping carefully if you (the customer) would like to avoid any unintentional fees or delays as I (the shop owner) fulfill your order.

1.) Limited free shipping to customers in the USA where noted in item description. Customer pays for shipping otherwise. Shipping price includes shipping fee, packing material costs, and a handling fee. Unless otherwise requested, all large items advertised as including free shipping ship USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes, 2-3 days domestically, 8-10 days internationally and all small items like stickers ship USPS First Class Mail.

2.) Incorrect addresses: Customer pays for re-shipping items if mailing address was incorrect as submitted by the customer the first time. Please make sure to double-check your mailing address before placing your order.

3.) Repairs: If fragile items like gypsum busts are damaged during shipping, replacements and refunds (equal to the value of item upon date of purchase) will be provided at customer's request if photographic evidence of breakage is submitted to the shop within 24 hours of delivery confirmation. One replacement/repair only. If customer chooses a refund rather than replacement, original shipping costs will be deducted from refund total.

4.) Estimated shipping date: The estimated shipping date on the invoice is usually accurate, but items often ship sooner. If you need your item by a certain date please let me know before placing the order and I'll let you know if it is possible to expedite order processing and shipping.

5.) Theft and lost items: Customers are responsible for ensuring the security of their mailing address and for following up with local post office and authorities in the event of a possible theft or lost item. If delivery is confirmed and item has not appeared, it's logical to assume a theft or post-office error has occurred, however, there is no way for me to confirm the whereabouts of an item once the delivery confirmation has been established. A delivery-confirmed order will be considered fulfilled.

6.) Clarification on returns and customer negligence: All items are described as closely as possible to reality in the listing. If customer fails to read an item title or description (e.g. believes an item to be made of a different material than stated or is a different size or weight than stated), a return and refund may be granted on a case-by-case basis; however, if a refund is granted customer will assume responsibility for initial shipping cost and for return shipping cost. In other words, I will not make an item and pay to ship it to you to "try out" and see if you like it. Read the description.
Additional policies and FAQs
Q: Do you take commissions?
A: Yes, I take commissions for original work depending on my interest in the subject matter and my availability. Commissioned work is priced by my day-rate for sculpting and molding, plus the cost of materials. This typically totals about 10x of the casts I sell in my shop in so, for example, a commission of a new original bust is likely to cost about $1500-$3500 depending on the subject and scale. If this seems high, please remember that the items I sell in my shop are casts of original work that I do for my own personal portfolio, and so the price reflects the value of the individual cast and time/skill involved in the manufacturing process, and not the time/skill put into the original sculptures, which average about 60-100 hours for busts and 20-50 hours for most small items. If you are interested in proceeding, an estimate will be made for your commission and 10% of the payment is due during the design phase. 40% of the fee is due once the design has been approved, and the final 50% is due upon completion.

Q: Why can't you just put my commission in your shop and charge me for the first cast?
A: Good question. I am a working artist and constantly making new items. For a commission fee to be waived, any commission request has to both interest me personally and align with my overall brand. Every request requires taking time away from my working on current projects and filling orders, and while it's always possible additional customers would be interested in a cast of your commissioned item, it's also possible they wouldn't be. This may not be a problem for very small and less time-consuming items, especially if they fit my brand, so feel free to ask if your item is very small, but I have spent weeks on commissions for large items, charging the commision-requester for a single cast only, and never sold another cast. I learned from this experience it's simply too big of a risk for me as a working artist to set aside a month knowing I may make only a day's wage. Thank you for understanding.

Q: Do you offer item discounts?
A: All item prices are final. Prices are determined by the type of item, the length of time spent on each piece, the specific creative discipline involved (sculpting/painting/casting/material-science), materials used, and rarity of the item. If you don't think my work is worth the listed price, you don't have to buy it. Written requests for discounts will not be considered, and may not receive a reply.

Q: I have a question about an item...
A: Most questions can be answered simply by reading the item description. Questions submitted that can be answered by reading the description may not receive a reply. If the answer cannot be found in the description please send me a message and I'll do my best to answer promptly. If you have a number of questions please be considerate of my time and send them all in one message.