WildEarthSculpture

Wild Earth Sculpture

Capitola, California On Etsy since 2009

Buyers are raving!

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

WildEarthSculpture

Wild Earth Sculpture

Capitola, California | 1,051 Sales

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 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.
Check below to see which Art Shows I’ll be at in 2020! Update: 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.

Mountain View Ala Carte and Art
May 2,3
Cancelled

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

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

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

Sacramento Harvest Festival
Nov. 20-22
Cancelled

San Jose Harvest Festival
Nov 27-29.
Cancelled


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 Nov 6, 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 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.
Check below to see which Art Shows I’ll be at in 2020! Update: 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.

Mountain View Ala Carte and Art
May 2,3
Cancelled

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

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

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

Sacramento Harvest Festival
Nov. 20-22
Cancelled

San Jose Harvest Festival
Nov 27-29.
Cancelled


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.

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Lorinda Bechtel

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Lorinda Bechtel

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(289)
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quality 17 shipping 68 customer service 25
  • Michele on Nov 22, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I cannot wait to give this gift for Christmas! It is perfect! The artistry is amazing. The mug itself is beautiful but the highlight is the adorable banana slug! I absolutely love it!

  • a on Nov 20, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    My sister loves this mug. Thank you so much.

  • Glo Giroux on Nov 6, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I've been collecting Wild earth sculptures since the early 1980s. The quality has continued on all these years. Just love the Worry Warts and have even bought a couple as Xmas presents. A+

  • Shari on Nov 4, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    This pig is absolutely adorable! Another great addition to my WildEarthSculpture collection! Fantastic Artist! Her animals are so expressive, unique, and they are all super cute! I highly recommend this Etsy shop! Thanks, Lorinda!

  • Shari on Nov 2, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love my Banana Slug! He's so cute! He likes hanging out next to my Pothos plant with all of his friends from WildEarthSculpture. He just makes me so happy! Thank you so much!

  • Mrs on Oct 29, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Got here super fast I bought a snail mug before but alas it fell off my table to it's untimely death.

  • susantnut on Oct 27, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Cool and stress relieving!

  • MJ on Oct 22, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely adorable! Love it!

  • Kara on Sep 23, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Adorable gift for a friend. Great quality and wonderful communication with the seller

  • Robert on Nov 25, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful piece, Great price. On-time
    delivary

Updates

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

About WildEarthSculpture

Sales 1,051
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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