Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The very cool and creepy clay works of 'wetpaintco.' ... I need to know more about this artist!

While perusing the web for other spooky miniature artists yesterday, I discovered the incredibly imaginative creepy clay works of 'wetpaintco.' on ebay. There's not much information on the artist's profile so I'll need to do a bit more research and actually make contact... The primary medium seems to be polymer clay sculpting over wire frames, then hand painted.

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The work is all one of a kind and described as being in 1:12 dollhouse scale. The style is certainly spooky but also a bit whimsical with organic shapes, shadowy colors, and little faces peeking out. The artist seems fond of animating various objects with spirits! Everything from trees, candle sticks, to chairs show a grinning little smile and peeping eyes. I think the 'haunted flames' pictured below are my favorite!

Wetpaintco. also likes tentacles. That is always a frightening motif, the idea of a slimy limb snatching at you from dark mirky waters! These are curling about bathtubs and sinks with a hideous grasp.

There is also this fantastic witch on her bike! Named " Rambling Rosie", she stands 6 3/4" from trike wheel to her hat. All Handmade of polymer clay and handpainted.
Well I will try to find out more about wetpaintco. and maybe even snag an interview!


Whittaker's Miniatures said...

I have the pleasure of knowing the artiste who is an extremly clever, lovely and very busy lady! Being in the UK she is a treasure to ship here and has always done so kindly and I am never dissapointed, always excited when a parcel is on its way, and delighted everytime with her creations. I have several pieces which I have collected over the years which are lovingly pride of place in my haunted house! For several months with a busy life there has been nothing on ebay but I was excited to see these new creations and hoping So much to be able to win one, though the pieces are very collectable now so I often loose out. Wish I could win the lottery and have all my haunted house kitted out in these spectacular miniatures. Hope you contact her, she is a lovely lovely lady who I am pleased to call a friend! Kate xx

Debbie said...

Wonderful Sculpts. I know that Kat the Hat has some of Wetpaintco pieces. She may be able to help..x

Briarwood Miniatures said...

Wow. Very cool stuff. So creative and unique. Thanks for sharing your find!


Debie Lyons said...

These are great I LOVE those candles. Looking forward to seeing what else you can find out. Thank you for sharing.
Debie xxx

Jeanne said...

You really made my day! Incredible!! I am in awe of this person abilities!

Thank you so much for sharing!


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