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Sea green creature wine bottle stopper. Distinctive art handmade in Vermont from stoneware clay, glazed, and then epoxied to medical-grade steel. An heirloom-quality piece!

"Screwie" is definitely one of my cooler stopper so far! I cut in individual scales and added four spiraling vanes curling up from the top of its head, intending it for this particular glaze. In smooth parts of the design, the glaze is a nice sea green. Where its thicker (on the scale lines, alone the vanes, and right where it attaches to the stopper) it turns a nice blue-green with light blue flecks. Very pretty to look at and hold!

I included a photo of "Screwie" (and a few of its friends) curing after being epoxied to give you some feel for the process.

"Screwie" is my longest stopper yet - 8" inches long and about 1 inch wide. Because he's so long, you'll want to take extra care with his tail, but he'll sure make quite the conversation starter when you show him off!

Perfect for your favorite bottle of wine, vinegar, home-made spirits, or even perfume! The business end is made of the highest quality stainless available anywhere, which is then attached using industrial-strength epoxy. (See my blog for more info if you're curious about my process.) Unlike most stoppers that are plated and can flake or pit, these are medical-grade and can be kept in a bottle for as long as you like.

This is *not* your run-of-the-mill corner store bottle toppers -- it is a labor of love, truly one-of-a-kind, took hours to make, and is built to last!


All my creations come very carefully wrapped for safety. If you have special shipping needs, let me know and I'll certainly accommodate.
Price:
$55.00
Quantity:
1
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Materials:
white stoneware, glaze, loving care, whimsy, fire, medical grade stainless steel, medical grade rubber, fake celadon glaze
Tags:
wine stopper, bottle stopper, bottletopper, whimsical, ooak, display, home decor, bar, wedding, houseware, barware, last minute gifts, hostess gift
Photos (click to enlarge)