GoldfishMarmalade

Wood Sculptures, Decals, and Art by Kimberly Hodges

North Carolina, United States · 529 Sales

GoldfishMarmalade

Wood Sculptures, Decals, and Art by Kimberly Hodges

North Carolina, United States 529 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(179)

Announcement   Thank you for being here....I have just added a new sale section with some one of a kind items so check them out while they last!

My prints are available as both giclee prints on matte paper or stretched canvas. If you see a print that you would like in stretched canvas instead of paper just let me know. I generally respond to questions within a business day.

If you live outside of the US and would like to place an order, it is best to contact me first about shipping so that I can provide you with the most accurate shipping quote for your item and area.

I love hearing from you and welcome your suggestions, comments, (compliments!) and questions about custom orders. Thanks for looking and sending lots of love-Kimberly

Announcement
Last updated on May 11, 2016

Thank you for being here....I have just added a new sale section with some one of a kind items so check them out while they last!

My prints are available as both giclee prints on matte paper or stretched canvas. If you see a print that you would like in stretched canvas instead of paper just let me know. I generally respond to questions within a business day.

If you live outside of the US and would like to place an order, it is best to contact me first about shipping so that I can provide you with the most accurate shipping quote for your item and area.

I love hearing from you and welcome your suggestions, comments, (compliments!) and questions about custom orders. Thanks for looking and sending lots of love-Kimberly

Kimberly Hodges

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Kimberly Hodges

Pinkster Azalea original wood wall sculpture
US$248.00
Aimee Navy Whale Wood Wall Sculpture
US$36.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(179)
karen1954

karen1954 on May 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love Kimberly's work. This is my fourth piece. She really speaks to me. It is beautiful on line but amazing in person.You will never be sorry is you pick one or four up for yourself or someone you adore. The colors are so deep and vibrant.

Rebecca Glass

Rebecca Glass on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love the cat! Especially his "smile"! Thanks so much for the quick shipping!

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Updates

This is a new wood wall sculpture in progress, similar to Blossoms but larger in scale. Will be lovely over a headboard!

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Blossoms Wood Wall Sculpture
US$297.00
Completed a wholesale order for the Codfish Cowboy in Long Beach, NY.
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About

The living conversation of Art

about my work-
I am often told that my art work makes people feel happy. Beauty, joy, and color seem to pulse through my design; the creation process is magical and mysterious. I endeavor to deliver portraits of the soul that are living conversations of color and pattern. I view these elements as living portals or gateways to something deep and whole.

This is the "big picture" of course, doing art is just as much about showing up regularly, practicing, making mistakes, and keeping all the materials and supplies stocked and organized!

In my studio I'm slowly building my 3D fabrication skills combining wood, painting, and ceramics. It has taken me a long time to learn all of these mediums; 25 years and counting. It is exciting to see where these new combinations will take me in terms of sculpture. I love being able to paint directly on wood and get the vibrant colors I couldn't always achieve in ceramics. I'm enjoying this new "modern folk art" direction. We'll see where the Muse takes me next.

about my art career-
I started my art career in 1992 selling handmade magnets and bookmarks in Amsterdam and Prague after graduating from UT Austin.

When I moved back to the States I learned ceramics and started making handmade tiles. Little by little my business progressed and I started making home accent items such as placemats and blackboards in addition to my paintings. First I participated in the American Craft Council shows, then more commercial trade shows like the New York Gift Fair. At one point I had 1000 wholesale customers and 4 full time employees. In time I was offered several large licensing contracts that kept me producing 700 designs a year. I designed for many giftware companies and was the principal designer for Two's Company's Cupcakes and Cartwheels. My product designs in fabric, ceramic, rug, scrapbook, and stationary design were collected and sold internationally.

At the same time I was represented by a gallery in Tokyo, so I had about 7 shows there and got to travel to Japan frequently. All the while I was raising my darling son Roan (who is now 15!) so life then was pretty full.

In 2011 my contracts were complete and I decided to make the switch to a full time studio practice making everything in my studio.
I'm fairly new to Etsy and am looking forward to working with this vibrant community.

I feel lucky to have the life I do. Thanks for reading!

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  • Kimberly Hodges

    Owner

    I have been a full time artist and designer for 25+ years. I have trained in ceramics, wood, and painting and I love combining all three in my studio practice. Although I used to license my designs full time I am happy to be back to the handmade.

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  • Shorewood Printing

    Weaverville, NC, United States

    This printer printed my placemats and die cut the scalloped shape. The plant was just 10 minutes from my home, here in Asheville we love to support local businesses. Unfortunately the plant's owners closed Shorewood a year ago.

  • A printing service

    Asheville, NC, United States

    I use a local printing service to print the decals on the fabric decal material.

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