WildEarthSculpture

Wild Earth Sculpture

Capitola, California On Etsy since 2009

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

WildEarthSculpture

Wild Earth Sculpture

Capitola, California | 594 Sales

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Lorinda Bechtel

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Lorinda Bechtel

Announcement    (SHOW LIST BELOW) Whimsical porcelain animals that have brought smiles to collectors for over 50 years! We're happy to be able to offer Wild Earth Sculpture here at Etsy.com! If you don't see what you want in the store, please ask as I may have it or can make it for you.
I usually can ship your order right away!
Custom orders can be made.
If you purchase multiple items the shipping costs may seem high, and you may be getting a partial shipping refund, so don’t be discouraged if this happens.
Check below to see which Art Shows I’ll be at in 2020!

Mountain View Ala Carte and Art
May 2,3
Cancelled

Los Altos Art & Wine
July 11, 12
(Tentative)

Capitola Art & Wine
Sept 12, 13.
Esplanade, Booth 50 (oceanfront)

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 17, 18
west side, center block (tentative)

Sacramento Harvest Festival
Nov. 20-22

San Jose Harvest Festival
Nov 27-29.

Tempe Festival of the Arts
Dec. 4-6 (Tentative)

REPAIRING WILD EARTH

Did you know? If your Wild Earth breaks, don't despair or dispose! Save your pieces because Wild Earth breaks cleanly and can be easily repaired with Weldbond glue from Ace Hardware or online. It's a clear drying white glue and easy to use, but waterproof and durable. (Small parts can be glued with super glue). Usually the repair will not even show when pressed tightly together, wipe off excess, hold or let set up for 5 minutes, and let cure for 24 hours. For waterproof or weight bearing repairs stick with Weldbond which is good for everything. I'm happy to answer questions regarding this as even very large or "shattered" pieces can be treated as a puzzle, repaired gradually (a few pieces a day)and be restored.
If you have questions about filling in areas of missing pieces, convo me and I’ll share ideas! Folks get attached to their Wild Earth Sculpture and there is most often a way to repair them.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 30, 2020

(SHOW LIST BELOW) Whimsical porcelain animals that have brought smiles to collectors for over 50 years! We're happy to be able to offer Wild Earth Sculpture here at Etsy.com! If you don't see what you want in the store, please ask as I may have it or can make it for you.
I usually can ship your order right away!
Custom orders can be made.
If you purchase multiple items the shipping costs may seem high, and you may be getting a partial shipping refund, so don’t be discouraged if this happens.
Check below to see which Art Shows I’ll be at in 2020!

Mountain View Ala Carte and Art
May 2,3
Cancelled

Los Altos Art & Wine
July 11, 12
(Tentative)

Capitola Art & Wine
Sept 12, 13.
Esplanade, Booth 50 (oceanfront)

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 17, 18
west side, center block (tentative)

Sacramento Harvest Festival
Nov. 20-22

San Jose Harvest Festival
Nov 27-29.

Tempe Festival of the Arts
Dec. 4-6 (Tentative)

REPAIRING WILD EARTH

Did you know? If your Wild Earth breaks, don't despair or dispose! Save your pieces because Wild Earth breaks cleanly and can be easily repaired with Weldbond glue from Ace Hardware or online. It's a clear drying white glue and easy to use, but waterproof and durable. (Small parts can be glued with super glue). Usually the repair will not even show when pressed tightly together, wipe off excess, hold or let set up for 5 minutes, and let cure for 24 hours. For waterproof or weight bearing repairs stick with Weldbond which is good for everything. I'm happy to answer questions regarding this as even very large or "shattered" pieces can be treated as a puzzle, repaired gradually (a few pieces a day)and be restored.
If you have questions about filling in areas of missing pieces, convo me and I’ll share ideas! Folks get attached to their Wild Earth Sculpture and there is most often a way to repair them.

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(129)
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quality 4 shipping 27 customer service 12
  • jallenlee44 on Apr 6, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    2nd Item from Seller and can't say enough for the Craftsmanship and Quality. Even more amazing, the dedication to Customer Service and exemplary overall air of the entire Transaction & Communication. Truly A+ and I highly encourage anyone to shop & buy with the utmost confidence. Kudos & Thanks Much for All!

  • Sharon Rose on Apr 1, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Worry no more, let the worry wort worry for you❣️He is really cute and really makes it in my collection. Thank you
    Wild Earth!
    Sharon Rose

  • Sharon Rose on Apr 1, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Creeps from Wild Earth love plants too. I recommend to every plant and person.
    Sharon Rose

  • Sharon Rose on Apr 1, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Wild earth loves your plants, adds that color that you need to make it look perfect.
    Sharon Rose

  • Sharon Rose on Apr 1, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    This ladybug will put a smile on anyone’s face!

  • Sharon Rose on Apr 1, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Love Wild earth, you can hand the flies up and drive you cat batty ❤️
    Sharon Rose

  • Sharon Rose on Apr 1, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I recommend Wild Earth to everyone. Best store ever, my favorite shopping place.
    Sharon Rose

  • Sharon Rose on Apr 1, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I did have this wonderful snail, until my mom had to have it! I guess I’m just going to have to order another one!
    Sharon Rose

  • Sharon Rose on Apr 1, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love Wild Earth, they are wonderful mystical creatures that put a smile on my face. I bought my first Creeps in 1989 and I would recommend to everyone.
    Sharon Rose

  • Judy on Mar 26, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Soooo adorable & whimsical, photos don't do this item justice. Named him Bob and he is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much again for your amazing work and overnight shipping. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Updates

This dragon looks great in succulents as do all of Wild Earth Sculptures! Try in your garden!!

About WildEarthSculpture

Sales 594
On Etsy since 2009

I make whimsical stoneware ceramics that are highly textured, stained with iron oxide, glazed and high fired, so they do well indoors or outside!

I learned to make ceramics from my mother, Lila Stuart, who started making ceramics in 1950 and sold to shops along the west coast. She taught adult and children's classes, and I would help show the children how to put ceramics together when I was 8. At age 19 I decided the ceramics she made were special, and I needed to learn how to make them.
I attended Cabrillo College majoring in Art. I enjoyed pen & ink drawing, watercolor painting, Stone carving, and bronze casting.
I worked with Lila for 30 years making Wild Earth Sculpture. In 2003 when my mother died, she entrusted me with Wild Earth and I have been able to continue it on a smaller scale, doing art shows, selling to a few shops, and having some online sales.
I enjoy playing with color and developing new and modified creatures as well as occasionally returning to making a vintage piece. So many collectors in the US and around the world have enjoyed their pieces for multiple generations!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits