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Rya Curious Family

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{"id":5613389807769,"title":"Rya Curious Family","handle":"rya-curious-family","description":"\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis Rya ewe and lamb pair feature white soft fur and white bodies, with the detailing in the face, pink lips and a slight gray heathering on Mama's nose. They have a sweet relationship and you can feel it when they press cheek-to-cheek.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAll my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur from Steiff-Schulte in Germany.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBreed Description:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eRya, also known as Swedish Carpet Wool Sheep, is a breed of sheep that is native to Sweden.  The double-coated breed originated from the Swedish and Norwegian landrace breeds.  The purpose of the sheep was to use the long, wavy, and shiny wool to produce rya-wool, which is often used to make carpets.  The rya sheep is medium-sized with relatively short legs, and has strong and shiny long wool fibers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"margin: 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eFrom the artist...\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e\"My handcrafted creatures are made from a unique combination of materials including porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur, all chosen for their quality and ability to imitate the characteristics of each animal. From developing and making my own porcelain to hand-forming every mold, all of Colin's Creatures are labor intensive – but it's a true labor of love.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eEach figure begins with thorough research of the breed. I often travel across the globe to visit heritage farms, attend agricultural shows, and meet with breeders dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of ancient breeds of livestock.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eOnce I feel that I have an understanding of an animal and its specific traits and personality, the first step of the artistic process is to carve the heads, legs, horns and other parts that will eventually be cast in porcelain. I use porcelain for its ability to capture the expressive nature of my wooly creatures.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eThe next step is to create the body out of hydrostone, which I use for its stability and great weight in the hand (a 6\" sheep weighs one pound). When the creature is formed, I finish it with high-quality imported fur – and the result is a life-like creature with personality and charm.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e","published_at":"2020-09-07T18:18:25-05:00","created_at":"2020-09-07T18:18:25-05:00","vendor":"Colin's Creatures","type":"Art","tags":["Colin's Creatures"],"price":26500,"price_min":26500,"price_max":26500,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":36024368300185,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"CC A20-RYA","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Rya Curious Family","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":26500,"weight":2722,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/RyaCuriousFamily.jpg?v=1599572075"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/RyaCuriousFamily.jpg?v=1599572075","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":11134291804313,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.333,"height":900,"width":1200,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/RyaCuriousFamily.jpg?v=1599572075"},"aspect_ratio":1.333,"height":900,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/RyaCuriousFamily.jpg?v=1599572075","width":1200}],"content":"\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis Rya ewe and lamb pair feature white soft fur and white bodies, with the detailing in the face, pink lips and a slight gray heathering on Mama's nose. They have a sweet relationship and you can feel it when they press cheek-to-cheek.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAll my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur from Steiff-Schulte in Germany.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBreed Description:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eRya, also known as Swedish Carpet Wool Sheep, is a breed of sheep that is native to Sweden.  The double-coated breed originated from the Swedish and Norwegian landrace breeds.  The purpose of the sheep was to use the long, wavy, and shiny wool to produce rya-wool, which is often used to make carpets.  The rya sheep is medium-sized with relatively short legs, and has strong and shiny long wool fibers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"margin: 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eFrom the artist...\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e\"My handcrafted creatures are made from a unique combination of materials including porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur, all chosen for their quality and ability to imitate the characteristics of each animal. From developing and making my own porcelain to hand-forming every mold, all of Colin's Creatures are labor intensive – but it's a true labor of love.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eEach figure begins with thorough research of the breed. I often travel across the globe to visit heritage farms, attend agricultural shows, and meet with breeders dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of ancient breeds of livestock.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eOnce I feel that I have an understanding of an animal and its specific traits and personality, the first step of the artistic process is to carve the heads, legs, horns and other parts that will eventually be cast in porcelain. I use porcelain for its ability to capture the expressive nature of my wooly creatures.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eThe next step is to create the body out of hydrostone, which I use for its stability and great weight in the hand (a 6\" sheep weighs one pound). When the creature is formed, I finish it with high-quality imported fur – and the result is a life-like creature with personality and charm.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e"}

Cotswold Are You My Mother?

{"id":5613390200985,"title":"Cotswold Are You My Mother?","handle":"cotswold-are-you-my-mother","description":"\u003cp\u003eThe littlest babies and how they interact with their \"big\" mommies is such an endearing image. This ewe and lamb are sharing a tender moment.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe head and legs are porcelain on the ewe and the lamb is all porcelain. The ewe is covered with woven mohair and the lamb's fur is wool.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur from the Steiff company in Germany.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eApproximately 4.5\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBreed Description:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eThe \u003cspan\u003e Cotswold is raised in the south midlands region of England and predates the Romans. It derives its name from the fact that is was originally housed in shelters known as \"cots\" and was pastured in wild, treeless hill areas called \"wolds\". While it is a somewhat rare breed, it is one of my most popular offerings. I love how little lambs think of their mothers as a jungle gym and baaing always puts a smile on my face so when I saw a photo of these two, The lamb is securely attached to her mom. I knew that I had to make it.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eFrom the artist...\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003e   \"My handcrafted creatures are made from a unique combination of materials including porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur, all chosen for their quality and ability to imitate the characteristics of each animal. From developing and making my own porcelain to hand-forming every mold, all of Colin's Creatures are labor intensive – but it's a true labor of love.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e   Each figure begins with thorough research of the breed. I often travel across the globe to visit heritage farms, attend agricultural shows, and meet with breeders dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of ancient breeds of livestock.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e   Once I feel that I have an understanding of an animal and its specific traits and personality, the first step of the artistic process is to carve the heads, legs, horns and other parts that will eventually be cast in porcelain. I use porcelain for its ability to capture the expressive nature of my wooly creatures.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e   The next step is to create the body out of hydrostone, which I use for its stability and great weight in the hand (a 6\" sheep weighs one pound). When the creature is formed, I finish it with high-quality imported fur – and the result is a life-like creature with personality and charm.\"\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e","published_at":"2020-09-07T18:18:29-05:00","created_at":"2020-09-07T18:18:29-05:00","vendor":"Colin's Creatures","type":"Art","tags":["Colin's Creatures","Other Home Accessories"],"price":16500,"price_min":16500,"price_max":16500,"available":false,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":36024368988313,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"CC A9-CW","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Cotswold Are You My Mother?","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":16500,"weight":2722,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/895-2T.jpg?v=1599521223","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/895-3T.jpg?v=1599521247"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/895-2T.jpg?v=1599521223","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":11121813291161,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.378,"height":291,"width":401,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/895-2T.jpg?v=1599521223"},"aspect_ratio":1.378,"height":291,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/895-2T.jpg?v=1599521223","width":401},{"alt":null,"id":11121817059481,"position":2,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.319,"height":304,"width":401,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/895-3T.jpg?v=1599521246"},"aspect_ratio":1.319,"height":304,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/895-3T.jpg?v=1599521246","width":401}],"content":"\u003cp\u003eThe littlest babies and how they interact with their \"big\" mommies is such an endearing image. This ewe and lamb are sharing a tender moment.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe head and legs are porcelain on the ewe and the lamb is all porcelain. The ewe is covered with woven mohair and the lamb's fur is wool.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur from the Steiff company in Germany.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eApproximately 4.5\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBreed Description:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eThe \u003cspan\u003e Cotswold is raised in the south midlands region of England and predates the Romans. It derives its name from the fact that is was originally housed in shelters known as \"cots\" and was pastured in wild, treeless hill areas called \"wolds\". While it is a somewhat rare breed, it is one of my most popular offerings. I love how little lambs think of their mothers as a jungle gym and baaing always puts a smile on my face so when I saw a photo of these two, The lamb is securely attached to her mom. I knew that I had to make it.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eFrom the artist...\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cem\u003e   \"My handcrafted creatures are made from a unique combination of materials including porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur, all chosen for their quality and ability to imitate the characteristics of each animal. From developing and making my own porcelain to hand-forming every mold, all of Colin's Creatures are labor intensive – but it's a true labor of love.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e   Each figure begins with thorough research of the breed. I often travel across the globe to visit heritage farms, attend agricultural shows, and meet with breeders dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of ancient breeds of livestock.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e   Once I feel that I have an understanding of an animal and its specific traits and personality, the first step of the artistic process is to carve the heads, legs, horns and other parts that will eventually be cast in porcelain. I use porcelain for its ability to capture the expressive nature of my wooly creatures.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e   The next step is to create the body out of hydrostone, which I use for its stability and great weight in the hand (a 6\" sheep weighs one pound). When the creature is formed, I finish it with high-quality imported fur – and the result is a life-like creature with personality and charm.\"\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e"}

Icelandic Ewe & Lamb

$165.00
{"id":5613389840537,"title":"Icelandic Ewe \u0026 Lamb","handle":"iclandic-ewe-lamb","description":"\u003cp\u003eIt is stunning to watch the long fur of the Faroes blow in the wind. This Faroes family of sheep have creamy wild long hair. The ram has light brown horns, and the ewe looks head on while her lamb is turned to the side, gazing. The fur on this trio is mohair.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, casta\u003cspan\u003eble stone and imported woven fur from Steiff-Schulte in Germany.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBreed Description:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Iceland Sheep is a direct descendant of the sheep brought to the island by the early Viking settlers, in the ninth and tenth century and this is related to the Finnsheep and Shetland sheep. The natural colors vary from snow white through several shades of grey to pitch black as well as several shades of morrit to brownish black. Some individuals will also show mouflon, badgerface patterns with several combinations of color and patterns. Bi-colored individuals are also fairly common.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFrom the artist...\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e   \"My handcrafted creatures are made from a unique combination of materials including porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur, all chosen for their quality and ability to imitate the characteristics of each animal. From developing and making my own porcelain to hand-forming every mold, all of Colin's Creatures are labor intensive – but it's a true labor of love.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e   Each figure begins with thorough research of the breed. I often travel across the globe to visit heritage farms, attend agricultural shows, and meet with breeders dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of ancient breeds of livestock.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e   Once I feel that I have an understanding of an animal and its specific traits and personality, the first step of the artistic process is to carve the heads, legs, horns and other parts that will eventually be cast in porcelain. I use porcelain for its ability to capture the expressive nature of my wooly creatures.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e   The next step is to create the body out of hydrostone, which I use for its stability and great weight in the hand (a 6\" sheep weighs one pound). When the creature is formed, I finish it with high-quality imported fur – and the result is a life-like creature with personality and charm.”\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2020-09-07T18:18:26-05:00","created_at":"2020-09-07T18:18:26-05:00","vendor":"Colin's Creatures","type":"Art","tags":["Colin's Creatures","Other Home Accessories"],"price":16500,"price_min":16500,"price_max":16500,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":36024368332953,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"CC A21-ICE","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Icelandic Ewe \u0026 Lamb","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":16500,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/703-2T.jpg?v=1599522031"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/703-2T.jpg?v=1599522031","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":11121956552857,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.031,"height":388,"width":400,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/703-2T.jpg?v=1599522031"},"aspect_ratio":1.031,"height":388,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/703-2T.jpg?v=1599522031","width":400}],"content":"\u003cp\u003eIt is stunning to watch the long fur of the Faroes blow in the wind. This Faroes family of sheep have creamy wild long hair. The ram has light brown horns, and the ewe looks head on while her lamb is turned to the side, gazing. The fur on this trio is mohair.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, casta\u003cspan\u003eble stone and imported woven fur from Steiff-Schulte in Germany.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBreed Description:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Iceland Sheep is a direct descendant of the sheep brought to the island by the early Viking settlers, in the ninth and tenth century and this is related to the Finnsheep and Shetland sheep. The natural colors vary from snow white through several shades of grey to pitch black as well as several shades of morrit to brownish black. Some individuals will also show mouflon, badgerface patterns with several combinations of color and patterns. Bi-colored individuals are also fairly common.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFrom the artist...\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e   \"My handcrafted creatures are made from a unique combination of materials including porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur, all chosen for their quality and ability to imitate the characteristics of each animal. From developing and making my own porcelain to hand-forming every mold, all of Colin's Creatures are labor intensive – but it's a true labor of love.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e   Each figure begins with thorough research of the breed. I often travel across the globe to visit heritage farms, attend agricultural shows, and meet with breeders dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of ancient breeds of livestock.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e   Once I feel that I have an understanding of an animal and its specific traits and personality, the first step of the artistic process is to carve the heads, legs, horns and other parts that will eventually be cast in porcelain. I use porcelain for its ability to capture the expressive nature of my wooly creatures.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e   The next step is to create the body out of hydrostone, which I use for its stability and great weight in the hand (a 6\" sheep weighs one pound). When the creature is formed, I finish it with high-quality imported fur – and the result is a life-like creature with personality and charm.”\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Cotswold Nose to Nose

$165.00
{"id":5613390102681,"title":"Cotswold Nose to Nose","handle":"cotswold-nose-to-nose","description":"\u003cp\u003eI would love to know what these two are talking about. The lamb has gotten mom's attention, now what did she have to say?  The ewe's head and legs are porcelain and the lamb is all porcelain. The ewe is covered with a soft woven mohair and the lamb's fur is wool.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur from the Steiff company in Germany.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eApproximately 5\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBreed Description:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eThe Cotswold is raised in the south midlands region of England and predates the Romans. It derives its name from the fact that is was originally housed in shelters known as \"cots\" and was pastured in wild, treeless hill areas called \"wolds\". While it is a somewhat rare breed, it is one of my most popular offerings.\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFrom the artist...\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   \"My handcrafted creatures are made from a unique combination of materials including porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur, all chosen for their quality and ability to imitate the characteristics of each animal. From developing and making my own porcelain to hand-forming every mold, all of Colin's Creatures are labor intensive – but it's a true labor of love.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   Each figure begins with thorough research of the breed. I often travel across the globe to visit heritage farms, attend agricultural shows, and meet with breeders dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of ancient breeds of livestock.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   Once I feel that I have an understanding of an animal and its specific traits and personality, the first step of the artistic process is to carve the heads, legs, horns and other parts that will eventually be cast in porcelain. I use porcelain for its ability to capture the expressive nature of my wooly creatures.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   The next step is to create the body out of hydrostone, which I use for its stability and great weight in the hand (a 6\" sheep weighs one pound). When the creature is formed, I finish it with high-quality imported fur – and the result is a life-like creature with personality and charm.\"\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e","published_at":"2020-09-07T18:18:28-05:00","created_at":"2020-09-07T18:18:28-05:00","vendor":"Colin's Creatures","type":"Art","tags":["Colin's Creatures","Other Home Accessories"],"price":16500,"price_min":16500,"price_max":16500,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":36024368857241,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"CC A5-CW","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Cotswold Nose to Nose","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":16500,"weight":2722,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/68-2T.jpg?v=1599521590"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/68-2T.jpg?v=1599521590","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":11121874469017,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.333,"height":300,"width":400,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/68-2T.jpg?v=1599521590"},"aspect_ratio":1.333,"height":300,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/68-2T.jpg?v=1599521590","width":400}],"content":"\u003cp\u003eI would love to know what these two are talking about. The lamb has gotten mom's attention, now what did she have to say?  The ewe's head and legs are porcelain and the lamb is all porcelain. The ewe is covered with a soft woven mohair and the lamb's fur is wool.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur from the Steiff company in Germany.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eApproximately 5\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBreed Description:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eThe Cotswold is raised in the south midlands region of England and predates the Romans. It derives its name from the fact that is was originally housed in shelters known as \"cots\" and was pastured in wild, treeless hill areas called \"wolds\". While it is a somewhat rare breed, it is one of my most popular offerings.\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFrom the artist...\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   \"My handcrafted creatures are made from a unique combination of materials including porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur, all chosen for their quality and ability to imitate the characteristics of each animal. From developing and making my own porcelain to hand-forming every mold, all of Colin's Creatures are labor intensive – but it's a true labor of love.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   Each figure begins with thorough research of the breed. I often travel across the globe to visit heritage farms, attend agricultural shows, and meet with breeders dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of ancient breeds of livestock.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   Once I feel that I have an understanding of an animal and its specific traits and personality, the first step of the artistic process is to carve the heads, legs, horns and other parts that will eventually be cast in porcelain. I use porcelain for its ability to capture the expressive nature of my wooly creatures.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   The next step is to create the body out of hydrostone, which I use for its stability and great weight in the hand (a 6\" sheep weighs one pound). When the creature is formed, I finish it with high-quality imported fur – and the result is a life-like creature with personality and charm.\"\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e"}

Icelandic Looking Back

$165.00
{"id":5613389906073,"title":"Icelandic Looking Back","handle":"iclandic-looking-back","description":"\u003cp\u003eIt is stunning to watch the long fur of the Faroes blow in the wind. This Faroes family of sheep have creamy wild long hair. The ram has light brown horns, and the ewe looks head on while her lamb is turned to the side, gazing. The fur on this trio is mohair.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur from Steiff-Schulte in Germany.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBreed Description:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eThe \u003cspan\u003e Iceland Sheep is a direct descendant of the sheep brought to the island by the early Viking settlers, in the ninth and tenth century and this is related to the Finnsheep and Shetland sheep. The natural colors vary from snow white through several shades of grey to pitch black as well as several shades of morrit to brownish black. Some individuals will also show mouflon, badgerface patterns with several combinations of color and patterns. Bi-colored individuals are also fairly common.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"margin: 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eFrom the artist...\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   \"My handcrafted creatures are made from a unique combination of materials including porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur, all chosen for their quality and ability to imitate the characteristics of each animal. From developing and making my own porcelain to hand-forming every mold, all of Colin's Creatures are labor intensive – but it's a true labor of love.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   Each figure begins with thorough research of the breed. I often travel across the globe to visit heritage farms, attend agricultural shows, and meet with breeders dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of ancient breeds of livestock.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   Once I feel that I have an understanding of an animal and its specific traits and personality, the first step of the artistic process is to carve the heads, legs, horns and other parts that will eventually be cast in porcelain. I use porcelain for its ability to capture the expressive nature of my wooly creatures.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   The next step is to create the body out of hydrostone, which I use for its stability and great weight in the hand (a 6\" sheep weighs one pound). When the creature is formed, I finish it with high-quality imported fur – and the result is a life-like creature with personality and charm.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e","published_at":"2020-09-07T18:18:26-05:00","created_at":"2020-09-07T18:18:26-05:00","vendor":"Colin's Creatures","type":"Art","tags":["Colin's Creatures","Other Home Accessories"],"price":16500,"price_min":16500,"price_max":16500,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":36024368464025,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"CC A22-ICE","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Icelandic Looking Back","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":16500,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/706-2T.jpg?v=1599522875"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/706-2T.jpg?v=1599522875","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":11122112594073,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.333,"height":300,"width":400,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/706-2T.jpg?v=1599522875"},"aspect_ratio":1.333,"height":300,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/706-2T.jpg?v=1599522875","width":400}],"content":"\u003cp\u003eIt is stunning to watch the long fur of the Faroes blow in the wind. This Faroes family of sheep have creamy wild long hair. The ram has light brown horns, and the ewe looks head on while her lamb is turned to the side, gazing. The fur on this trio is mohair.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur from Steiff-Schulte in Germany.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBreed Description:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eThe \u003cspan\u003e Iceland Sheep is a direct descendant of the sheep brought to the island by the early Viking settlers, in the ninth and tenth century and this is related to the Finnsheep and Shetland sheep. The natural colors vary from snow white through several shades of grey to pitch black as well as several shades of morrit to brownish black. Some individuals will also show mouflon, badgerface patterns with several combinations of color and patterns. Bi-colored individuals are also fairly common.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"margin: 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eFrom the artist...\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   \"My handcrafted creatures are made from a unique combination of materials including porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur, all chosen for their quality and ability to imitate the characteristics of each animal. From developing and making my own porcelain to hand-forming every mold, all of Colin's Creatures are labor intensive – but it's a true labor of love.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   Each figure begins with thorough research of the breed. I often travel across the globe to visit heritage farms, attend agricultural shows, and meet with breeders dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of ancient breeds of livestock.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   Once I feel that I have an understanding of an animal and its specific traits and personality, the first step of the artistic process is to carve the heads, legs, horns and other parts that will eventually be cast in porcelain. I use porcelain for its ability to capture the expressive nature of my wooly creatures.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   The next step is to create the body out of hydrostone, which I use for its stability and great weight in the hand (a 6\" sheep weighs one pound). When the creature is formed, I finish it with high-quality imported fur – and the result is a life-like creature with personality and charm.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e"}

Sarda Ewe over Lamb

$165.00
{"id":5613389971609,"title":"Sarda Ewe over Lamb","handle":"sarda-ewe-over-lamb","description":"\u003cp\u003eThis is a protective pose I often see ewes and lambs strike when I'm out in the field, though inquisitive lambs quite quickly will venture out.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur from Steiff-Schulte in Germany.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eApproximately 5.5\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBreed Description:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Sarda is primarily used to produce sheep milk for distinctive cheeses such as Pecorino Sardo, but also has a long, coarse white wool that is prized for weaving carpets and other goods. Ewes are polled, and rams are occasionally horned.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"margin: 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eFrom the artist...\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   \"My handcrafted creatures are made from a unique combination of materials including porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur, all chosen for their quality and ability to imitate the characteristics of each animal. From developing and making my own porcelain to hand-forming every mold, all of Colin's Creatures are labor intensive – but it's a true labor of love.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   Each figure begins with thorough research of the breed. I often travel across the globe to visit heritage farms, attend agricultural shows, and meet with breeders dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of ancient breeds of livestock.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   Once I feel that I have an understanding of an animal and its specific traits and personality, the first step of the artistic process is to carve the heads, legs, horns and other parts that will eventually be cast in porcelain. I use porcelain for its ability to capture the expressive nature of my wooly creatures.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   The next step is to create the body out of hydrostone, which I use for its stability and great weight in the hand (a 6\" sheep weighs one pound). When the creature is formed, I finish it with high-quality imported fur – and the result is a life-like creature with personality and charm.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e","published_at":"2020-09-07T18:18:27-05:00","created_at":"2020-09-07T18:18:27-05:00","vendor":"Colin's Creatures","type":"Art","tags":["Colin's Creatures"],"price":16500,"price_min":16500,"price_max":16500,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":36024368627865,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"CC A2-SAR","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Sarda Ewe over Lamb","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":16500,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/198-2T.jpg?v=1599522599","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/198-3T.jpg?v=1599522627"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/198-2T.jpg?v=1599522599","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":11122074157209,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.333,"height":300,"width":400,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/198-2T.jpg?v=1599522599"},"aspect_ratio":1.333,"height":300,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/198-2T.jpg?v=1599522599","width":400},{"alt":null,"id":11122077761689,"position":2,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.156,"height":346,"width":400,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/198-3T.jpg?v=1599522626"},"aspect_ratio":1.156,"height":346,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0421\/1074\/6777\/products\/198-3T.jpg?v=1599522626","width":400}],"content":"\u003cp\u003eThis is a protective pose I often see ewes and lambs strike when I'm out in the field, though inquisitive lambs quite quickly will venture out.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll my creatures are handcrafted in my Asheville, NC studio using porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur from Steiff-Schulte in Germany.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eApproximately 5.5\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBreed Description:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Sarda is primarily used to produce sheep milk for distinctive cheeses such as Pecorino Sardo, but also has a long, coarse white wool that is prized for weaving carpets and other goods. Ewes are polled, and rams are occasionally horned.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"margin: 0in;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003eFrom the artist...\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   \"My handcrafted creatures are made from a unique combination of materials including porcelain, castable stone and imported woven fur, all chosen for their quality and ability to imitate the characteristics of each animal. From developing and making my own porcelain to hand-forming every mold, all of Colin's Creatures are labor intensive – but it's a true labor of love.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   Each figure begins with thorough research of the breed. I often travel across the globe to visit heritage farms, attend agricultural shows, and meet with breeders dedicated to the stewardship and conservation of ancient breeds of livestock.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   Once I feel that I have an understanding of an animal and its specific traits and personality, the first step of the artistic process is to carve the heads, legs, horns and other parts that will eventually be cast in porcelain. I use porcelain for its ability to capture the expressive nature of my wooly creatures.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Segoe UI',sans-serif; color: #212b36;\"\u003e   The next step is to create the body out of hydrostone, which I use for its stability and great weight in the hand (a 6\" sheep weighs one pound). When the creature is formed, I finish it with high-quality imported fur – and the result is a life-like creature with personality and charm.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e"}

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