Mythic and surreal sculpture

66 Sales


Mythic and surreal sculpture

66 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars

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KJ Bishop


Announcement   Welcome to my shop and thanks for visiting. I'm a spec fic author and artist. I make sculptures, generally of imaginary and surreal figures and creatures. I hope you'll enjoy meeting them!


Last updated on Nov 15, 2016

Welcome to my shop and thanks for visiting. I'm a spec fic author and artist. I make sculptures, generally of imaginary and surreal figures and creatures. I hope you'll enjoy meeting them!

KJ Bishop

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KJ Bishop


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Becky Jackson

Becky Jackson on Oct 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Real talking point. Great service, lovely product and helpful seller. Thank you.

Becky Jackson

Becky Jackson on Oct 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thrilled with this. Even more beautiful in reality. Vendor was extremely helpful and kept me updated throughout. 10/10 - could not recommend more highly.


Tracey on Oct 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much. I really love this piece, its been a great conversation piece.

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Sculpture by KJ Bishop

I wear two creative hats; I'm a science fiction and fantasy author, best known for my award-winning surreal/decadent/western/fantasy novel The Etched City, and I'm also an artist. I've always been keen on making art in one way or another, but when I took up sculpture a few years ago I knew I'd found something special -- an ideal medium for indulging my desire to create characters and creatures from my imagination.

I work in a figurative style, usually with an element of fantasy, whimsy or weirdness. I often find myself working under the influence of myth and folklore, or the memory of old toys and ornaments from days gone by.

All my work is cast in metal (current pieces on Etsy are brass, and I also work in bronze) using the lost-wax method. I make an original model, usually out of wax or oil clay, or sometimes other materials, then have it cast in a foundry. My casting is done in Thailand, where I've lived since 2005. The casting process is all by hand, from mould-making to finishing and patina. I work closely with the foundry to ensure the integrity of each piece.

I make both limited edition sculptures and open editions. Thus far most of my sculpture has been on a small scale, with cost in mind but also because I simply have an affinity for small items!

-Exhibitions and shows-
Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award – finalist
Arts Open, Castlemaine, Victoria
Lot 19 Spring Sculpture Prize, Castlemaine, Victoria
Lot 19 Spring Sculpture Prize, Castlemaine, Victoria – equal 2nd place
Conflux 10, Canberra – E.G. Harvey Award for Australian SF Art
Loncon 3 (World Science Fiction Convention), London – best 3D work


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  • KJ Bishop


    I write fiction and make sculptures. I've always loved art, but working in 3D has given me an artistic "home".

Shop policies

Last updated on December 19, 2016
Hi and welcome! I make sculptures in cast brass, often featuring anthropomorphic beings or other imaginary figures. I tend to explore themes of play, mystery, solitude and strangeness, but I go wherever inspiration takes me. Thank you for taking the time to visit my shop, and please feel free to contact me.

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I currently accept PayPal only. Payment must be made within three days of purchase, or the item will be relisted.
All items ship fully insured from Bangkok, Thailand, by registered airmail or parcel post with a certificate of authenticity. Other shipping methods available on request, including SAL. I ship within 3 business days of receiving payment, and will send you the tracking number when I post the order. Shipping will be to the PayPal address unless otherwise requested. Any customs duties or taxes are the purchaser's responsibility. Any significant shipping overcharge will be refunded.

Please ask me for a shipping quote if ordering multiple items.
Refunds and Exchanges
If an item is not as described, please contact me within 7 days for a full refund including shipping. Unfortunately I'm unable to offer refunds if you have simply changed your mind about a purchase.

If a purchase arrives damaged please contact me immediately with photos of the item and its box. Please take photos before opening if the box appears damaged when you receive it.
Additional policies and FAQs
I try to describe all items accurately. Photos are representative of the item you will receive. Please allow for individual differences, or let me know if you'd like to see photos of the exact item/s available. Pieces listed as variations (see below) are photographed individually. I'm always extremely happy to take extra pictures and answer any questions about the item you are purchasing.

The very nature of the lost-wax process means that every item is unique. Minor flaws and small differences in shape and colour are normal. However, some pieces are more unique than others! If a piece is in some way notably different from its fellows, due to a quirk of casting or patina or anything else, I'll give it a separate listing with the difference noted.

The pieces here are in editions of 49, 95, or open (no limit). All limited edition pieces are numbered and signed with my initials. Some open edition pieces are signed, some aren't. Information re edition and signature is in the listing.