MaureenCarlsonStudio

Brought to you from the Edge of Imagination ...

Prior Lake, Minnesota · 1545 Sales

MaureenCarlsonStudio

Brought to you from the Edge of Imagination ...

Prior Lake, Minnesota 1545 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Featuring PUSH MOLDS, PATTERNS, PROJECTS AND TUTORIALS for creating your own world of creative wonder. Our ideas start with polymer clay, but tools and projects can be adapted to other types of moldable materials.

Maureen's Pippsywoggins, gift and collectible line features a storyline with each Pip. The world of imagination will delight you as you follow each Pip's story.

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Last updated on Mar 18, 2016

Featuring PUSH MOLDS, PATTERNS, PROJECTS AND TUTORIALS for creating your own world of creative wonder. Our ideas start with polymer clay, but tools and projects can be adapted to other types of moldable materials.

Maureen's Pippsywoggins, gift and collectible line features a storyline with each Pip. The world of imagination will delight you as you follow each Pip's story.

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Moldf2 - Inch profile face, by Maureen Carlson.
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These Beads-on-a-Stick were made using our bead molds, polymer clay, alcohol inks and joy!

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Willowbrook Memories, Whistling Hollow, Wee Folk Creations and the Maureen Carlson Studio

Names tell a story. It was while walking to country school on Willowbrook Road in Elsie, Michigan, that I learned to treasure acorns and seedpods, pools of water where tadpoles swam, and the wonder that is an ever-changing brook. It was through reading the fantasy tales of C.S. Lewis and J.R .R. Tolkien that I came to appreciate names that invite images of gnomes, trolls, hobbits and elves. And it was the little clay characters themselves who inspired the name Wee Folk Creations, which I used at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.

What's in a name? If you look at the above names under which I've done business, you'll see that they started out very vague, moved through whimsy and finally settled at a very simple place: My Name. The funny thing is that now that my name is on the shop it is more than ever before a group collaboration!

It's true that husband Dan and daughter Renee have been involved in one way or another with my polymer clay career since 1974 when as a young mother I first put out items for sale at a street fair in Mentor, Ohio. But now if it weren't for them the shop listings would be quite sparse. Take away the food, which Renee makes, and the furniture, which Dan makes, and the molds, on which Dan and I collaborate, and this shop would start to collapse - held up only by the slim backbones of a few little Wee Folk Characters and those pages of tutorials and patterns.

So, thank you Dan. And thank you Renee. Now let's get back to work! There are fairy gardens to be filled and characters clamoring to be brought to "life". We're still on that journey that began with peering into those pools of water along Willowbrook Road. There's more to discover. More to explore. More to imagine into being. It isn't over yet! it's all good!

Thanks, everyone, for visiting - and for listening!

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  • Maureen and Dan Carlson

    Owner, Artists And Moldmakers

    Once upon a time there was a girl who loved to make things. One day she met a handsome young man on a park bench on Mackinac Island. He loved to make things work. Forty-five years later and they are still imagining, creating and making it work!

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Last updated on January 24, 2017
Welcome to the Maureen Carlson Studio which features the work of artists Maureen, Dan and Renee Carlson.

It all began with a book about clay mushrooms back in the mid 70's, but eventually expanded into our family business, Wee Folk Creations. Along the way Maureen made a name for herself as a teller of stories and an expert in the use of polymer clay. You may even have one of her books, such as FIMO Folk or How To Make Clay Characters, in your library.

Dan, who values practical things, began using Maureen's models to create push molds so that others, too, could make expressive faces and hands. You can thank him for the push molds that we sell as well as the wee furniture and accessories which he designs.

Renee, who was just a wee one herself when this all began, has become quite an expert at making polymer clay food and wee animal friends.

And you? It's your imagination that keeps us going. And your enthusiasm. Thank you very much!

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We accept Paypal, Credit Cards, Checks and Money Orders.

If you use Paypal you may check out using Etsy's checkout process. If you are not registered with Paypal, you can still make payments with them through your credit card.

Checks and Money Orders can be sent to us at the address provided by Etsy.

If payment is not received within 14 days the sale will be canceled. If there is a problem with the payment, please convo us.
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STANDARD SHIPPING INFORMATION for USA
We ship within the U.S.A. via U.S.P.S. priority or priority flat rate, with tracking. Fees reflect an average cost for sending a package of that weight plus a small handling fee.

Sales tax will be added for Minnesota orders.

We will ship your order to you within 1–3 business days from when the payment is deposited into our accounts. Checks and money orders often delay shipment as they may take longer to process.

You may wish to select OTHER as the method of payment. After receiving your order, we will send you an email with different shipping options and costs, including priority, priority flat rate and 1st class mail. Then you can decide how you want us to ship your order.

ADDRESS: We will ship to the address provided to us by Etsy unless you tell us otherwise.
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
For reasonable cost and good delivery time, the default shipping is flat rate priority, uninsured and no tracking. If the shipping cost is more than the flat rate cost, we will email you the cost of other shipping options. This may include uninsured 1st class mail, and regular priority mail which is insured and customs tracked. A link to PayPal will be included so you can pay the difference in cost. If you wish to cancel your order because of the additional costs, please reply to the email.

You may wish to select OTHER as the method of payment. After receiving your order, we will send you an email with different shipping options and costs, including priority, priority flat rate and 1st class mail. Then you can decide how you want us to ship your order.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. The custom duty charges will depend on the total cost of the items ordered which will be entered on the customs form.
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURN POLICY

Please convo us within 10 days after receipt if there is a problem with your order. We will do our best to resolve the problem. Do not return any order until you contact us first. Certain items are not returnable.

Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Returnable items are subject to a 10% restocking fee. Shipping, insurance, and handling fees will not be refunded.
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CUSTOM ORDERS
Presently we are not taking any special orders.