tcustom

Unique & accurate Science gifts! Geek Gifts, Nerd Gifts

Waltham, Massachusetts · 8849 Sales

tcustom

Unique & accurate Science gifts! Geek Gifts, Nerd Gifts

Waltham, Massachusetts 8849 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(1909)

Announcement   I have been carving small wildlife, anatomy and paleontology sculptures for over 15 years. With each new design, I try to improve the accuracy, complexity and uniqueness of my products! Recently I have begun branching out into other scientific fields, such as microbiology, immunology, geology and more.

In addition to the work I have on Etsy, I have also done a wide variety of other art projects, some of which you can see here: http://www.ctaylorart.net/
And here is a link to a comic book I recently drew:
https://www.ctaylorart.net/comic-book
A printed version is for sale in the "miscellaneous" section of my shop.

Please sign up for one of my social media feeds to find out about new and upcoming products... I try to keep a good signal to noise ratio when posting!

Twitter: @tlrcustom
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tlrcustom/

Please check our my gallery of customer-submitted product selfies (https://goo.gl/photos/mreUfwobnDY1eZru5). You can contribute by sending me a photo via the Etsy messaging system.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 10, 2018

I have been carving small wildlife, anatomy and paleontology sculptures for over 15 years. With each new design, I try to improve the accuracy, complexity and uniqueness of my products! Recently I have begun branching out into other scientific fields, such as microbiology, immunology, geology and more.

In addition to the work I have on Etsy, I have also done a wide variety of other art projects, some of which you can see here: http://www.ctaylorart.net/
And here is a link to a comic book I recently drew:
https://www.ctaylorart.net/comic-book
A printed version is for sale in the "miscellaneous" section of my shop.

Please sign up for one of my social media feeds to find out about new and upcoming products... I try to keep a good signal to noise ratio when posting!

Twitter: @tlrcustom
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tlrcustom/

Please check our my gallery of customer-submitted product selfies (https://goo.gl/photos/mreUfwobnDY1eZru5). You can contribute by sending me a photo via the Etsy messaging system.

Chris Taylor

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Updates

I Used my lathe for the first time in over a year to make mandrels to enlarge the lens bezels for my Allosaurus magnifiers.
Assembling a batch of new trilobite magnifier pendants!
I'm assembling brain keychains this morning. This piece involves some wire bending.
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About

sculpting science

I studied biology in school, but I turned out to be much better at sculpting than I was at chemistry, and so here I am!

Researching, designing, and making these items is a lot of fun, and I hope it shows! My goal is to make pieces you will want to hold and play with, and which will also have genuine educational value!

When I first began to create my product line, computer-based modelling tools were not as good or as widely available as they are today, so I had to painstakingly carve everything by hand. Now that technology makes sculpting (and especially sculpting at a small scale) much easier, I have tried to keep-my skill set current, and to supplement traditional methods with new ones in order to create ever more complex and unique portable educational artworks!

Shop members

  • Chris Taylor

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a would-be scientist, turned sculptor and designer. I began college as a biology major, but I spent most of my time making wire sculptures rather than studying chemistry. You can see some of my other projects here: http://www.ctaylorart.net/

  • Luby Cancel

    Assistant

    Free spirit and artist extraordinaire!

Production partners

  • RVS Mfg. Co.

    Johnston, RI

    RVS makes castings for me. They are great!

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