Thursday, December 17, 2009


Oh man were we THRILLED to find this Nymphenburg figurine at our local antique mall! It fits our style perfectly - hunting with ferocious beasts, jaunty caps (kidding) and a little bit of floral detailing. We plan on magnifying some of these details using both analog and digital methods- so watch out for these bloodthirsty hounds. But first, we break.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

snake cups

Our newest tumbler design. From our taxidermy how-to manual, this snake has a liberty or death look to it. We just sent a super nice batch of them to Spartan in Austin TX this week. The owner, Currie, also wrote great post about our work on her blog Arrow & Arrow. And we want to say thank you!!
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

pug slug

Our pug slug - the final version (top) and the first prototype (bottom). This piece is inspired from a smaller version made in Germany two summers ago. Another way to play with the notion of grotesque and beauty - combining the ornate flower ball with a mutant type object. That meaty neck doubled up... totally strange.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

lino block

The first step towards a series of prints that look SO good in my head. I am going to use some of the patterns from the tumbler series, and combine them with other animals and images that have started popping up around the studio. This will be one of the first (carefully) planned pieces using the letterpress I bought this summer... now just need to power through the carving.