WildEarthSculpture

Wild Earth Sculpture

Capitola, California

Buyers are raving!

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

Announcement    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 particularly in off season.
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.
The shows have been cancelled for 2020 due to the pandemic. Shop on Etsy, or ask Lorinda about specific items you are interested in that you don’t see listed. There are more items available, especially larger pieces, which it’s preferable that they be picked up or delivered in the SF area.

IS THIS A GIFT?

Would you like to ship your item directly to a gift recipient? Just follow these steps:
1) Check Gift Box at checkout
2) Enter their name and address as shipping address
3) Please include a gift note. Etsy will indicate where to write a nice gift note, let them know it's from you!
4) Etsy will automatically print your message on a cool gift card and will not include a money receipt.
No muss no fuss, enjoy your gift giving!


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 Dec 30, 2020

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 particularly in off season.
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.
The shows have been cancelled for 2020 due to the pandemic. Shop on Etsy, or ask Lorinda about specific items you are interested in that you don’t see listed. There are more items available, especially larger pieces, which it’s preferable that they be picked up or delivered in the SF area.

IS THIS A GIFT?

Would you like to ship your item directly to a gift recipient? Just follow these steps:
1) Check Gift Box at checkout
2) Enter their name and address as shipping address
3) Please include a gift note. Etsy will indicate where to write a nice gift note, let them know it's from you!
4) Etsy will automatically print your message on a cool gift card and will not include a money receipt.
No muss no fuss, enjoy your gift giving!


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.

Items

 

All Items

Catfish

$24.00

Howling Dog

$36.00

Moon medium

$62.00

Ring Worm

$20.00

Mermaid in Shell

$42.00

Lorinda Bechtel

Contact shop owner

Lorinda Bechtel

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(452)
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Quality 42 Shipping 103 Customer service 43

About WildEarthSculpture

Sales 1,529
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 members

  • Anna Barnes

    Macrame’, Glazing And Small Pieces

Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011

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