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Sculpture

Illustrated products

Accessorize with Sculptures by Adding Ceramic Jewelry to Your Outfit

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One of my favorite trends late­ly is neck­laces, brooches, and rings made from kiln-fired clay. I’ve got a few pieces now and love how essen­tial­ly, the­se are mini sculp­tures you’re wear­ing on your fin­gers, around your neck, or on your favorite shirt. Some mak­ers col­or their jew­el­ry with glaze while oth­ers leave their designs bone white. What style of ceram­ic jew­el­ry do you like?

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Illustrated products

Tiny Sculptured Creatures Live in a Dreamlike World

Meadow and Fawn sculpture

Wel­come to the exquis­ite world of Mead­ow and Fawn, where del­i­cate crea­tures fit on your fin­ger­tips. The small sculp­tures are cre­at­ed by a lady named Alex­is, whose inspi­ra­tion comes from a “deep love for nature.” Through her online shop, she hand­crafts the the tiny totems from poly­mer clay. Each is one-of-a-kind, and Alex­is explains that there’s no assem­bly line to her work—she makes them all to order.

Alex­is’ pop­u­lar Insta­gram offers an awe­some behind-the-sce­nes look at her sculp­tures. Everything—from the paint­ing to the styling—is dreamy and a momen­tary escape from the hus­tle and bustle of every­day life.

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Illustrated products, Sculpture

Adorably Tiny Totem Creatures That Fit on Your Fingertips

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If you feel com­fort­ed by tiny ani­mal com­pan­ions, then RamaLa­ma Crea­tures is going to make you real hap­py. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the adorable poly­mer sculp­tures are hand paint­ed with a ton of intri­cate detail and fin­ished with a glossy var­nish.

Ram­inta is the lady behind RamaLa­ma crea­tures, and she’s always had a fas­ci­na­tion with the beau­ty of nature—her child­hood was spent on the Baltic Sea shore. After grad­u­at­ing with a degree in pho­tog­ra­phy, she ded­i­cat­ed her­self to “mas­ter­ing skills and per­fect­ing design” of her char­ac­ters. It usu­al­ly takes days to cre­ate a sin­gle ani­mal.

RamaLa­ma Crea­tures are avail­able on Etsy, but they’re often sold out. Fol­low Ram­inta on Insta­gram to see what’s com­ing up next!

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Animation

Paperholm: A Daily Animated City Made of Completely Out of Paper

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Charles Young must be a busy man. In 2014, he cre­at­ed Paper­holm, a project where each day,  a new mod­el is pro­duced, pho­tographed, and upload­ed to the web. On August 11, 2015, after year of build­ing, he com­plet­ed its first iter­a­tion. The paper sculp­tor then took a short break but has con­tin­ued Paper­holm as of Novem­ber of last year. Charles’ cre­ations now depict a city that has the hus­tle and bustle we’d expect from an up-and-com­ing metrop­o­lis.

Indi­vid­u­al­ly, the pieces are impressive—they often include some move­ment from, revolv­ing doors to dri­ving vehi­cles. Once togeth­er, how­ev­er, you see how clev­er Charles’ work real­ly is—the rel­a­tive­ly sim­ple forms (cre­at­ed with 200gsm water­col­or paper and PVA glue) appear increas­ing­ly com­plex as they spa­tial­ly relate to one anoth­er and cre­ate an over­all nar­ra­tive about the place.

Check out all of Paper­holm on Tum­blr.

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Sculpture

Delightfully Fanciful and Incredibly Detailed Dioramas by Sean Chao

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Using mate­ri­als such as poly­mer clay, wood, and paper, artist Sean Chao cre­ates intri­cate, fan­tas­ti­cal dio­ra­mas. The minia­ture sculp­tures depict landscapes—including dense forests and oceans—as well as bizarre crea­tures such as cat-con­trolled robots. Each hand-craft­ed scene feels like it’s a moment frozen in time, and Sean’s atten­tion to detail begs you to pore over his won­der­ful hand­i­work.

Itch­ing to see Sean’s work in per­son? Right now, he has a piece in the Flow­er Pep­per Gallery’s 4th Year Anniver­sary Show, which is open now until Jan­u­ary 19, 2016. If you’re local to Pasade­na, Cal­i­for­nia, be sure to check it out!

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Illustrated products, Illustration, Sculpture

Illustrative and Intricately Crafted Relief Sculptures by Martin Tomsky

Martin Tomsky

Mar­t­in Tom­sky is a Lon­don-based illus­tra­tor who cre­ates bril­liant relief sculp­tures with lay­ers of laser cut stained ply­wood. They range in size from small acces­sories to larg­er, more intri­cate art­works. Mar­t­in hand-assem­bles each piece and sells them in his Etsy shop, Tom­sky Store.

The amount of detail in the­se 3D illus­tra­tions is remark­able. The fish, for instance, includes more than a sim­ple skele­ton. It fea­tures fan­ci­ful flour­ish­es with tiny crea­tures that are hid­den amongst them. Take a close look and you’ll see all of Martin’s clev­er addi­tions. It’s not what’d you expect from wood.

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Ceramics

Two Cat Heads are Better Than One!

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A dou­ble-head­ed cat is apt con­sid­er­ing that the­se ceram­ics are the hand­i­work of not one, but two peo­ple! The Brighton-based Etsy shop called I like CATS col­lab­o­rat­ed with the Bris­tol-based sculp­tor Lit­tle Birdy to pro­duce the­se adorable crea­tures. Lit­tle Birdy first craft­ed the cat, and then the feline-lov­ing store hand-paint­ed the details.

Many of the­se whim­si­cal cre­ations are sold out, but there are still a cou­ple avail­able! (Here and here.) Make sure you snatch one for your­self.

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Miscellany

Sonia Poli’s Exquisite “Vegetal Gradiant” Paper Sculpture

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This exquis­ite piece by illus­tra­tor Sonia Poli is called Veg­e­tal Gra­di­ant. It’s made from paper and mount­ed in an embroi­dery frame. Sonia writes:

While fol­low­ing my path through the paper col­lage world and I sim­ply came up with this. Tired of frames, I want­ed my col­lage to act more like a sculp­ture. After play­ing around with fish for my pre­vi­ous exhi­bi­tion, I used the same tech­nique (gra­di­ent from navy blue to a lighter/brighter col­or) for anoth­er favorite thing of mine, leaves.

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Illustration, Sculpture

Beautifully Grotesque Sculptural Illustrations by Sophie Page

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Sophie Geneva Page sculpts her illus­tra­tions and then pho­tographs them into 2D sce­nes that have an unde­ni­able 3D appeal. She’s inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites and Catholic reli­gious imagery (among oth­er things), and she’s also inter­est­ed in arts and crafts, dolls, fairy tales, plants, bugs, and more. Can’t you see the­se influ­ences in her work?

I love that Sophie’s illus­tra­tions are simul­ta­ne­ous­ly beau­ti­ful and grotesque. I admire her abil­i­ty to sculpt and the incred­i­ble sce­nes that she builds for each of her piece. And some­times, her char­ac­ters aren’t por­trayed in their best light. They drool and have messy hair… but with the rosiest cheeks.

Sophie is a RISD grad­u­ate, and I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing more of her work!

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Embroidery, Sculpture

Felted Fungi on Real Wood… For Your Home!

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This past Novem­ber, I was brows­ing one of my favorite Bal­ti­more shops, Tro­hv. There, I came across the local Close Call Stu­dio. It’s run by Aman­da Adams who hand­crafts dec­o­ra­tive mush­rooms from recy­cled veg­an felt. They’re mount­ed on wood and per­fect for dis­play­ing on your shelf, cof­fee table, etc..

I love the jux­ta­po­si­tion between craft and real tim­ber. It can be hard to com­bine the two and make it not look cheesy, but Aman­da picked the the right col­or and mate­ri­als for the job.

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