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, two legs and a pair of wings. Glossy blue-green made by double-dipping in Lucero White glaze, then wax spots and edging on the wings added before a final coat of Fake Celadon. This is a medium-sized Curly and the first to fly! His feet are tipped just so - he looks like he's walking, and can either stand with his tail along the ground, or with body on the ground and tail angled up.

The second and third photo are of the curly glazed, but not yet glaze-fired. You can see the detail of the waxed feet and belly (so it won't stick to the kiln during firing.)

Hand-thrown and altered stoneware, fired to cone six glaze. As with all of my pieces, many hours of work throwing, pulling, modifying, and glazing mean each Creature is an individual. All are very organic-looking, humorous and beautiful! Individually dated, stamped, 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: 7.5" long, 2.5" wide, just about 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.

See my other Curly Creatures here:

Larger copies of all images are available here:

And my blog, for thoughts, info about my process, and more:
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Photos (click to enlarge)