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 with scales, short striped tail, big mouth, and two legs. One of the cuter Curlies so far - he has an almost optimistic look about him with his upturned mouth, but the fine point on the curled tip of his tail says he could nip ya if he had to. Smooth pale outside with Frog Pond green inside the body, and brown rings running the length of the tail. The individually pressed-in scales and toes add nice extra detail.

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. Numbered and dated, but this one's too small to get the impression of my personal name stamp.

This little guy will be content resting on a windowsill in the sun, showing off on a shelf or hiding out in a potted plant. Food safe, should you choose to use it for such. With its thin tail (especially the tip), this is a fragile little guy, so exercise care when handling your Curly Creature!

Dimensions: 3.5" long, 1.5" wide, just under 2" 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.
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