MonsterHollowStudios

Monster Hollow Studios

Hagerstown, Maryland · 308 Sales

MonsterHollowStudios

Monster Hollow Studios

Hagerstown, Maryland 308 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(107)

Announcement   Please like Monster Hollow Studios on facebook for special updates and deals: www.facebook.com/MonsterHollowStudios

Follow me on Instagram: calliebad9

Find an order form for an urn: http://www.dogcatpeturns.com/p/order-urn

Please visit me on the web for more information and to read my blog at:
www.monsterhollowstudios.com or dogcatpeturns.com

Thanks for looking!

Announcement

Last updated on May 30, 2017

Please like Monster Hollow Studios on facebook for special updates and deals: www.facebook.com/MonsterHollowStudios

Follow me on Instagram: calliebad9

Find an order form for an urn: http://www.dogcatpeturns.com/p/order-urn

Please visit me on the web for more information and to read my blog at:
www.monsterhollowstudios.com or dogcatpeturns.com

Thanks for looking!

Callie Badorrek

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Callie Badorrek

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(107)
Chris D'Amico

Chris D'Amico on Jun 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Callie made a custom "Razor Blade Bank" for me in the shape and colors of an Old Time Barber. I first discussed this blade bank with Callie as she had previously made another custom blade bank for me. She is beyond awesome to work with, always patient and willing to please her customer if at all possible. I received the "Barber Blade Bank" on 6/22/17. Even though Callie had shown me progress pictures during the process the end product was SUPER AWESOME! I highly recommend Callie as a gifted Artisan if a customer needs one of her custom products. Thank you Callie, once again you have pleased me even beyond my hopes and expectations!!!!! Mike

Christopher Sterne

Christopher Sterne on Feb 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Callie was wonderful to deal with and very attentive to questions and what I wanted on my urn. The urn turned out amazing and I couldn't have asked for anything better. Thanks for great experience in a rough time.

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Updates

Coiling the day away
Non custom holiday ornaments!

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Custom Dog Ornaments-Any breed
Custom Dog Ornaments-Any breed
$25.00
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Shop policies

Last updated on March 30, 2017
Hello and welcome to Monster Hollow Studios!
Monster Hollow Studios specializes in custom ceramic artwork. We specialize in pet products ranging from urns and treat jars to sculptures. But we also make wedding cake toppers, banks, memorial stones, just about anything you can want! If you are not sure if we can or will make something please don't hesitate to ask!
Like us on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Monster-Hollow-Studios
Follow us on Instagram:
http://instagram.com/monsterhollowstudios
Order a custom urn and read my blog:
http://www.dogcatpeturns.com
Please visit me on the web for more information at:
www.monsterhollowstudios.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Monster Hollow Studios currently accepts check, money order and credit card. 6% sales tax will be added to every order. Items will not be shipped until payment is recieved and processed.
Shipping
Non custom made items will be shipped within 1 to 2 business days of payment being processed. Custom items will be shipped within the agreed upon time frame normally 4-8 weeks from time of purchase.

Items will be wrapped and boxed to prevent breakage. Shipping costs based on size and are estimated. You may be contacted to pay additional shipping. International buyers please contact for a quote. If you do not want your item shipped via USPS please let me know upon purchase otherwise it will be shipped via USPS priority mail. All items are insured against breakage or loss.
Refunds and Exchanges
ALL SALES ARE FINAL! I am sorry but all sales are final and no refunds or exchanges can be made unless in the case of breakage.

Due to the fragile nature of these items every precaution necessary will be taken to insure against breakage but if some does occur and the item arrives in a state with which you are dissatisfied please contact the artist immediately upon arrival of your item to discuss a refund or exchange. Please provide photos of the breakage, the box and all of the packing material. Photos must be taken within 1 day of when the package was received. All items are insured but it is very important for insurance claims that all of the packing in addition to the breakage is documented.

If the item is exchanged please be willing to return the damaged item in exchange for a new one. All refunds and exchanges of damaged items are at the discretion of the artist after photos of damage have been assesed. Only items that arrive broken or damaged may be returned, all other sales are final.

Also please note if you order a custom item and we are unable to come to an agreement on the design but I have gone so far as to make/sculpt the item you will not be entitled to a full refund. I will keep a portion of the sale based on how much time I have put into the item, any amount refunded will be at my discretion. If the piece is finished no refunds or exchanges will be offered.
Additional policies and FAQs
-Why don't your sculptures don’t have eyes? Can I get eyes on my animal?

That is a deliberate artistic choice and part of my signature style. The suggestion of eyes creates emotion in a way that realistic eyes cannot convey. By having the suggestion of eyes, the sculptures invite the viewer to connect with and interpret the emotions of the figure in their own way.

-I have never ordered custom art before! How does this work, what can I expect? How much input do I get?

I work very closely with you to create each urn, it is made based off of the information you give, suggestions you make and pictures you send me. I go over each design element with you before I even start the sculpture. Once I am happy with the sculpture I will send you several pictures from all angles. From there you are able to let me know small changes you may want make to it perfect. I also ask at that time that you triple check all spelling and dates. I make sure you are as happy as possible with the design before I move on to the final phases where no more changes can be made.

-What about the color and other finishing touches, how much input do I get there?
I will send you a list going over all of the colors on the urn and each of your color choices before I apply the glaze, stain or paint. However once it is finished you do not get to make changes. Due to the nature of ceramics and firing it is not something I can go back and change once it is applied. I do my best to match the finished work to the photos you send, but please keep in mind this is not a photo realistic interpretation of your pet but my whimsical artistic interpretation of your pet.

-What is the difference between standard decoration and extra decoration?

Most of my urns pictured have standard decoration. There is a shiny glaze on the inside and a matte red iron oxide stain on the outside, with the writing and sculpture done in color. This may also include some drawing on the bottom of the urn like a flower or sunshine.

I have a limited glaze selection you may choose from for extra decoration. Extra decoration also includes things like a large amount of drawing or decoration around the urn, jewels, buttons, ribbons or other adds ons. If you decide you would like to choose a glaze as an option for finishing the urn I am happy send you photo samples of the colors I have available.

-Why pet make urns? Isn’t that depressing?
I get asked this question often and the simple answer is that I love pets. My dogs and cats are my children and I know first hand how hard it is to have to say goodbye to one of them.

When I looked for personalized urns for my own pets, I found very few - especially ones that were personalized and reflected something of the personality of the pet it was made for!

Because of this, I decided to start making my own. Each pet is unique and their final resting place should reflect their personality, quirks and the love they shared with their owner. I hope to make a difficult and heartbreaking process a little easier and leave you with a memorial that honors your best friend and gives you joy every time you look at it.

-Why is your name Monster Hollow Studios, you make pet urns, I don't get it!?

When I was in graduate school my thesis study focused on making gargoyles or monsters. On one of the sculptures two gargoyles were enjoying a bottle of wine that I decided to label "Monster Hollow Merlot". When it came time for me to choose a company name I wanted something that wasn't my name because my name is easy to misspell or confuse. I also wanted something that people would remember and that would stand out, and of course at the time I was focused on making monsters. I really loved the piece that had the "Monster Hollow Merlot" and thus Monster Hollow Studios was born. As time has gone on and my art has grown and my focus has changed I still keep the name to remind where I started and how my company began.

-Please take a minute to browse more of my work! I post photos of all my work from finished pieces to works in progress on both Facebook and Instagram. This is a great way to become more familiar with my artistic style and get ideas for your pets urn! You can find me on both under Monster Hollow Studios.

-All measurements are approximate and items may vary slightly in size from what is listed.

-Please be aware though I do everything I can to insure no problem occurs while firing these items, they are ceramic and mishaps during drying and firing can happen. If a crack or a break does occur I will remake the item at no charge, but the turnaround time for the new item will be at least one month.

- When approving photos for your custom order please TRIPLE check the correctness of all dates and spelling on your product. Once you have given approval for you custom item to be dried, it will be finished and fired as shown in the photos you are sent for approval. Please know once you have approved a custom design no more changes can be made and the design is final.