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Handcrafted Polymer Clay Elephant Sculpture from Bali, "Vibrant Baby Elephant"

byJ. S. Anderson and Meili W.: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (14)
Growing up surrounded by a family of artisans, J.S. Anderson devotes his... more

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Growing up surrounded by a family of artisans, J.S. Anderson devotes his artistic career to exploring the new possibilities offered by polymer clay. Working with Meili W., he diligently forms the clay by hand into tubes that feature colorful and imaginative designs. Cross sections are cut from these tubes and carefully applied around the body of this baby elephant sculpture. The cute elephant is decorated with fantastical designs and patterns that include a portrait on its back. J.S. Anderson has worked for 25 years to perfect this millefiori-style technique, which has allowed him to create intricate and amazing designs on his sculptures. Each pattern on this sculpture is diligently arranged by the artisans through a painstaking process to ensure perfection.

  • 64 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • 5 cm H x 8.5 cm W x 4 cm D
  • 2" H x 3.3" W x 1.6" D

  • Polymer clay
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Marked with artist's initials or trademark
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Javaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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14

From Elk Grove/California/USA

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02/17/2021

"Brilliant artist"

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I have several animals made by Jon Anderson (tortoise, elephant, ram, tree frog, gecko), and they are all gorgeous. He is an amazing artist. I am thrilled that some of his items are now available on Novica because I can support his art and Novica at the same time. All of the decoration on the animals was made by manipulating the clay; none of it is painted on. The technique is impressive, but what I love about his animals are their expressions and grace. They embody joy.

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02/06/2021

"So detailed!"

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This very small little penguin is a tiny work of art. The painting is so detailed that I like turning it over in my hands to see all the intricate patterns. This mama penguin is a great addition to my penguin collection!

Tags By Pamela Hofman

Collectible detailed lovely

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  • Decor accents

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From Kansas City, MO, USA

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11/06/2020

"So intricate its a Marvel"

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I have a collection of bears, but nothing like this little fellow. What a charmer and looks impossible, but somehow there it is. Beautiful craftsmanship and makes me happy every time I see it.

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Ann

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10/27/2020

"One piece in a small collection we now proudly own"

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Small but beautifully formed with vibrant colours. Eye catching and a talking point. An unusual ornament which now graces the shelf of our display unit together with other animals in the polymer clay purchased from the same artist.

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10/08/2020

"Adorable Little Horse"

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Colorful and beautifully executed little horse. I am very pleased with it.

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10/02/2020

"Beautiful work!"

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Every since finding some of Jon Andersons creatures in a gift shop in St. Augustine, I have been a big fan. The detail work is just astonishing. I will buy from Novica again, as the packaging was VERY beautiful and very protective for the long journey from Bali. Great communication on their end, as well as updates on shipping. It arrived a week earlier than expected. This baby snake will be a keepsake for years to come.

Tags By Deborah

Jon Anderson snake

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This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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