Artist: Tim Curtin I've been working in clay for ten years now, and what originally started as a lark has become a definite obsession. I love the ability to sit down with a lump of mud and turn it into something beautiful and long-lasting with nothing more than my hands and fire. These are *not* your run-of-the-mill corner store bottle toppers -- they are a labor of love, each truly one-of-a-kind, take hours to make, and are built to last! The business end is machined from the highest quality stainless available anywhere, which is then carefully attached to my creations using industrial-strength epoxy. Unlike most stoppers that are plated and can flake or pit, these are medical-grade and can be kept in a bottle for as long as you like. Perfect for anything from wine to perfume to vinegar. For more info about me and my work, visit CurtinsCreations.com or email Tim@CurtinsCreations.com
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Purple four-legged creature with curly tail wine bottle stopper. Distinctive art handmade in Vermont from stoneware clay, glazed, and then epoxied to medical-grade stainless steel.

"Guppi" is just waiting to dive into something delicious! When's he's popped into a bottle, his little stubby legs and curled tail make him look almost like he's wriggling for joy at what he's found. As you can see in the photos, the glazing on this guy came out terrific - accents of light blue and white, plus some slight crackling. Very distinctive and beautiful piece!

Perfect for your favorite bottle of wine, vinegar, home-made spirits, or even perfume.

"Guppi" is about 4 inches long from tip to tip, and almost one inch wide at the eyeballs.


His business end is made of the highest quality stainless available anywhere, which is then attached using industrial-strength epoxy. (See my blog for more info if you're curious about my process.) Unlike most stoppers that are plated and can flake or pit, these are medical-grade and can be kept in a bottle for as long as you like. These are *not* your run-of-the-mill corner store bottle toppers -- they are a labor of love, each truly one-of-a-kind, take hours to make, and are built to last!


All my creations come very carefully wrapped for safety. If you have special shipping needs, let me know and I'll certainly accommodate.
Price:
$40.00
Quantity:
1
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Materials:
white stoneware, glaze, loving care, whimsy, fire, lucero white glaze, medical grade stainless steel, medical grade rubber, fake celadon glaze, raspberry glaze
Tags:
wine stopper, bottle stopper, bottletopper, whimsical, ooak, display, home decor, bar, houseware, barware, last minute gifts, hostess gift, christmas gift
Photos (click to enlarge)