fantastic fine art & monstrosities

Cosmopolis, Washington · 674 Sales


fantastic fine art & monstrosities

Cosmopolis, Washington 674 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Shop owner

A. S. Koi


Announcement   The original Catalyst Studios, since 1999. Accept no imitations.
**Questions regarding animal skull replicas in our normal stock? Please convo. Thanks**


Last updated on Jun 12, 2016

The original Catalyst Studios, since 1999. Accept no imitations.
**Questions regarding animal skull replicas in our normal stock? Please convo. Thanks**

A. S. Koi

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A. S. Koi

Rainbow Crow Skull Necklace OOAK UV reactive
Snapping Turtle skull resin replica
Mole Skull Replica necklace
Cast resin Imp skull by Catalyst Studios
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

cuervosueno on Mar 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased the barn owl skull replica, and it is lovely--it looks so real! Really wonderful work, and the price is amazing, especially for the quality of the work. Thanks so much for making these available!

Adam M

Adam M on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This snapping turtle skull casting may very well be the coolest thing I've bought on Etsy. I use skulls in my art and these castings keep it ethical and look exactly like the real thing. Love them.

Adam M

Adam M on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love these castings! This bag of mishaps still has plenty of purpose in my art work. Shipped promptly.

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It's a long story.

The original Catalyst Studios was founded in 1999 to give the monsters in our heads somewhere to be. I will get to the rest of the tale at some other point, though.


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Shop policies

Last updated on May 12, 2014

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I prefer Paypal. *** We can discuss other things, but I will never accept a personal check from a first-time buyer. ***

Pay within seven days or I will re-list your items. No holds. No exceptions.
USPS first class on small orders, and USPS Priority on larger domestic orders. I will not ship UPS under any circumstances. I will ship Fed Ex by special arrangement. Fine art over $100 in value will nearly always be shipped FedEx!

If you want insurance or expedited shipping added to an order, please ask before paying if you do not see it offered in the listing! Note that I may not offer expedited shipping on all orders, especially international. I cannot guarantee the arrival dates of international first class or international priority (USPS) packages. Fed Ex or Global Express Guaranteed are your only guaranteed time options for int'l shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
By and large, no. We can talk about it though.
Additional policies and FAQs
::Standard:: Please note that in all cases, all *real* (ie, those not sculpted by one of us) animal parts used in castings or as original items in unique works were harvested ethically and handled safely. We do not promote or support animal cruelty or death merely for the sake of entertainment. ALL ANIMALS USED IN THESE WORKS OR CASTS WERE HANDLED ONLY ACCORDING TO NORTH AMERICAN GAME AND WILDLIFE PROTECTION LAWS. If you personally violate these laws, I reserve the right to report you if you tell me about it. I don't want to hear about it. THX.

::Overseas Shipping:: YES to most. I reserve the right to turn down any order that I suspect of being fraudulent.

::Wholesale:: I do not offer wholesale. My items are not intended for resale retail. They are unique items. I am not a factory. This is non-negotiable.

::Consignment:: NO.

::Skulls:: Skull and bone replicas and skull replica jewelry are sold as-is, and I list all that are currently available. Requests, special orders, etc of *replica skulls* are NO LONGER AVAILABLE through my Etsy store. Refer to the "Wholesale" section. THANK YOU.

::Trade:: Generally, no. I do this for a living, and I can't play dice with my finances. Thank you for understanding.

::Custom Orders:: Catalyst Studios does a lot of different sorts of work, and I personally can provide a great deal of it all by myself in this studio. This list covers the most commonly requested items. Remember please to consider that unique hand-made items WILL take more than a few weeks to finish properly.

::Books/Journals:: These take time and are priced entirely on size and complexity. Write for a time/cost quote; please include address for the calculation of shipping.

::Custom Small Painting:: "Poggles" such as or are always negotiable. They range from 4x6-8x10 inches, on either canvas panel or suede mat. I will attempt to accommodate all sorts of requests, but some things just aren't reasonable within a certain time frame or cost limitations; more complicated (ie, multiple characters/creatures; elaborate color schemes) or higher-end pieces (fancier strata like stretched canvas; fancier media like gold leaf) will necessarily cost more. I will not paint dogs playing poker or accurate pet/child portraits under any circumstances.

::Figurine/Magnet/Pin:: Right off, I will normally say "no" to these projects as they are cost ineffective to me. However, if your item or approach are particularly compelling, we can talk. I'm not interested in stealing your logos or ideas, I have plenty of my own.

::Frames:: Convo me, if you've seen my custom framing work before. If not, please dig around on my deviantart page [under "askoi"].

::Large Painting/Album Cover/Book Illustration:: This sort of work is usually negotiable based on my time constraints, compensation, and *interest in the project*. Jason Soles, N, and I can also work as a team to create stage sets, costume designs, props, decor, etc, but we need more than a little advance notice just to coordinate and assemble if we agree to your project and offer.

::Print of painting not already in shop::: Write to me specifying the painting by name and/or link from Pieces which are currently photographed to the degree that printing is readily possible will have "PRINT AVAILABLE" on their pages, but this is not necessarily an inclusive list and/or arrangements could be made.

::Regular Item In A Different Color:: Tako Buses, Dragonfly pins, and Sigil pins can be custom painted. A Tako Bus with more than one base color will require an additional charge. Feel free to write.