About the Artist

About the artist

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Aleks Górz-Shenton

Hi, I’m Aleks, a polymer clay pet artist based in the UK. I’m originally from a small village in Poland, but moved to UK in 2009 and settled with my husband that I met whilst studying Technical Theatre in London a couple years later.

I trained as a prop maker, but after finishing my studies at RADA I wanted to work more on my sculpting skills, and soon discovered that I really enjoyed it, and wasn’t too bad at it either!

I eventually opened an Etsy shop and offered custom sculptures of all varieties.
Within the last two years I decided to make pet sculptures my primary focus, and in the last six months I added mini guinea pig figurines to that. They are inspired by my own piggies, and the need of somewhat immortalize their personalities in my sculptures. This idea came about when we lost our 3rd piggy Vivi whom I was very close with, and making these little sculptures just felt right.

I use Fimo Polymer Clay for my sculptures.

You can buy my art and support me on my Etsy & Folksy shops!

Hobbies: whilst I’m not sculpting, I really enjoy reading, gardening and playing video games (I guess some of my sculptures show that 🙂 ).