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!
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!
angelaslatter on Jan 17, 2017
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Becky Jackson on Oct 30, 2016
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Becky Jackson on Oct 30, 2016
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
Thank you so much. I really love this piece, its been a great conversation piece.
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
I write fiction and make sculptures. I've always loved art, but working in 3D has given me an artistic "home".
Accepted payment methods
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Refunds and Exchanges
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
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.