Monday, December 23, 2013

31 Days of Sensational Shops! - Tally Mark Sculptures

31 Days of Sensational Shops is a month long tour of geeky, fantasy and/or monster-filled shops in December. Please stick around to learn more about today's Sensational Shop!

Today's Sensational Shop is Tally Mark Sculptures - run by Amanda Hitchcock!

Tell us about you - the creator!

Growing up, I loved and collected dragon figurines so much that I started making them on my own. Now, I'm a biologist and self-taught sculptor and needle-felter. My background in animal anatomy helps me create realistic fantasy animals.

Describe your shop and what you sell

Primarily I sell hand-painted resin casts of my sculptures (both fantasy animals and fanart). I also sometimes sell clay sculptures and needle-felted animals, but those are one of a kind special pieces.

What is your favorite item to make? Why?

Bulbasaur planters. I never get tired of painting that happy bulbasaur face.

How and when did you start your business?

I've been sculpting and needle-felting for years, but both processes are extremely slow and it was impossible to make enough to sell. Recently I've taught myself how to cast using polyurethane resin, and now I can finally replicate my sculptures and make them affordable.

Anything else you would like to add?

If there's a resin casting you like, it can be made again in the colors of your choosing! My shop is very new, but I'll be expanding my line of resin figurines over the next few months.

Where can buyers find you?

Thanks so much for taking the time to come and meet Amanda Hitchcock of Tally Mark Sculptures! Return tomorrow for another Sensational Shop!