Ashemanu on Feb 12, 2017
I can hardly put into words how much I love and adore this little fox. It is extremely well made, so lifelike and easy to pose. The seller was very kind and quickly answered all my questions. The Kitsune was finished much earlier than originally told. Shipping was fast and without problems. I am super happy with my purchase and will certainly add other creations from FuegoFatuo to my collection. Thank you so much!
Lea Williamson on Jan 29, 2017
5 stars on everything. Communication, delivery time and packaging. The actual baby was incredibly detailed and precise for something I originally imagined to be simple. Clearly a professional and dedicated artist, with amazing and well-executed artwork.
About the owner...
Shortly after he was born in 1988, Álvaro Herranz was kidnapped by faeries, whom swapped him for a chunk of wood. Soon the faeries got tired of him and gave him back. They rather have the chunk. It had kind of an emotional value. Strong and with every attribute you expect on a block of wood.
Which could have been a tragic childhood experience soon became an obsession with the faery world and every fantasy, mythical or supernatural creature. Films like Disney’s Fantasia or The Little Mermaid, TV shows like The World of David the Gnome or books like Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee didn’t help much. Neither did the frequent visits of Taumasio, the house brownie, who is now a very close friend.
The following years became an incessant search of books, articles and ancient texts about strange creatures, which lead Álvaro to balance his studies in Fine Arts at Barcelona’s University, where he specialized on sculpture, with his correspondence courses at the Cryptozoological Society of London, where he specialized in faerology.
Nowadays he combines his work as an sculptor with his activity as a magical creatures and mythical pets breeder and dealer, while he dreams of a peaceful future running on his own unicorn farm some day.
Poco después de su nacimiento en 1988, Álvaro Herranz fue secuestrado por las hadas, que lo cambiaron por un tronco sin que sus padres se dieran cuenta. Al poco tiempo, esas hadas se hartaron y lo devolvieron. Preferían el tronco. Era un tronco con cierto valor emocional. Robusto y con las cualidades idóneas que se esperan en un tronco. Como fuera, Álvaro no era el tronco.
Lo que habría podido resultar una terrorífica y poco creíble experiencia infantil, pronto se convirtió en una obsesión con el mundo feérico y las criaturas fantásticas, mitológicas y sobrenaturales. Películas como Fantasía o La Sirenita, series como David el Gnomo y libros como Hadas de Brian Froud y Alan Lee no ayudaron mucho. Tampoco las frecuentes visitas de Taumasio, el duende doméstico de la casa, ahora amigo íntimo.
Los siguientes años se convirtieron en una búsqueda incesante de datos y bibliografía sobre criaturas extrañas que le llevaron a compaginar sus estudios de Bellas Artes en Barcelona, donde se especializó en escultura, con los de Criptozoología por correspondencia a través de la Sociedad Criptozoológica Londinense, especializándose en feerología.
Actualmente compagina su actividad como escultor con la de criador y traficante de criaturas mágicas y mascotas mitológicas, mientras sueña con llevar algún día una apacible y relajada vida en su propia granja de unicornios.
Owner, Creator, Customer Service
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Is layaway option available?
For layaway payment option please contact me privately. I offer layaway payments on preordered items priced 200€ or more. They can be paid in two to four installments depending on the price of the item. Each installment is non-refundable and production of the item will start once the full price has been paid and received, taking from 6 to 8 weeks aprox before shipping.
Do you make custom commissions?
Yes, I do! Contact me if you have something specific in mind and we'll see if it can be made! :D
Which are the products you don't make under commission?
There are some items I don't make under commission. These are the following: Baby faeries, baby brownies, baby gnomes, baby stray-sods, dryad sproutlings and will-o'-the-wisps
Where can I see more of your work?
You can find me and see more of my work on:
My website --> www.fuegofatuo.es
Facebook --> www.facebook.com/fuegofatuoart
instagram --> @ignis_f
Where can I find a pricing list for creatures not listed on Etsy at the moment?
You can find a pricing list for all the creatures I make here:
Each creature has its on care instructions. Please, contact me directly for specific advice :)
Do you sell your patterns?
No, sorry, I don't sell the patterns or molds I use for some my work.
Do you do/sell tutorials?
Not for now, although it is a possibility I might consider in the future.