Matt and Amy’s wedding – Chinese Zodiac Animals

Posted on October 31, 2013 in Sculpture | Comments Off on Matt and Amy’s wedding – Chinese Zodiac Animals

Matt and Amy’s wedding – Chinese Zodiac Animals

Matt and Amy Loy had a wonderful wedding this summer – and for the event they asked me to sculpt little wedding favours of everyone’s chinese zodiac animal! 40-odd little beasts were sculpted from super sculpey polymer clay and hand painted. Each had a little ribbon and label made from hand-pressed seeded paper.

If you are interested in commissioning your own sculpted little creatures, please feel free to message me and I’d love to discuss it!

Unfortunately there’s not great lighting in my flat… I’ve tried to clean them up in photoshop but it does look a bit like the creatures are suffering amazon-marketplace-style floating product syndrome!

All the zodiac animals with tags

Close up of tigers with labelPalomino pony with label


We were struggling for ideas for wedding favours and then I saw what Helen had been doing recently with small clay sculptures. The idea came to me that we could create a Chinese zodiac animal for every guest, an exciting moment for us. Helen discussed ideas with us with great passion and she produced an amazing set of individualistic animals with a lot of playful variety. 48 in total, including a full set of 12 for us that was well loved by everyone and a great talking point for all of our guests as they actually ended up as part of the table decor. Thanks Helen, our wedding wouldn’t have been as great a success without all the hard work you put in.

Matt Loy London, UK

Click on the images below for more detail!