Artist: Tim Curtin I've been working in clay for twenty 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 or email
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Whimsical little ceramic creature (jar, pot, decoration, paperweight?) with a wild curly tail, big mouth, four legs and a ridge down its back. Brown varied skin made by brushing on watered down Klinesville Gold, wiped partly off. Lucero white inside the body, along the top edge of its ridge, as accents on body and legs (kneepatches!), and in rings running the length of the tail. This is a larger-size Curly with an extra long tail. I love its details - the ridge is just right, and the Lucero over Klinesville is a favorite combination for me - the Lucero has a nice gloss, and the colors work very well together.

Touching the dry Klinesville first layer as I add the accents contributes to the texture, so the result is completely individual, and lighter on areas where you'd normally hold it. Very organic-looking, humorous and beautiful!

Hand-thrown and altered stoneware, fired to cone six glaze. Each Curly Creature takes several hours of work, and like all ceramic art, no two pieces are the same. Individually dated and signed.

This little guy will be content resting on a windowsill in the sun, holding down your papers, showing off on a shelf or in your garden. Food safe, should you choose to use it for such. With their long tails, these guys are fragile, so exercise care when handling your Curly Creature!

Dimensions: 10" long, 3.25" wide, just over 2.5" tall.

Convo me if you'd like a cork added in to use him as a small jar or covered container.

All Curly Creatures come double-boxed for safety. If you have special shipping needs, let me know and I'll certainly accommodate.
glaze, loving care, whimsy, fire, red iron oxide wax, stoneware, klinesville gold, lucero white, ridgeback, rounded feet, curled tail
whimsical, last minute gifts, handthrown, sculpture, abstract, creature, clay, stoneware, curly, ceramic, animal, jar, flowerpot
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