As a kid I was always drawn to the things in the shadows, the ‘monsters’ to be feared, the unexplained evil we were supposed to readily accept as the baddies without ever seeing the story from their point of view. Trying to see those fantasy worlds through the eyes of those to be detested, whose thoughts, feelings and experiences were rarely delved into, made me into someone who really likes to ponder the meaning and purpose of good and evil. What really makes something truly horrible, and what do I just not know enough about to understand any differently?
Each marionette is hand-sculpted in polymer clay and hand-painted with acrylic paint. All costumes and controllers are entirely made by hand in Glasgow, and every marionette is hand assembled. Due to the hand-made nature of the marionettes, no two will ever be the same.
Miserable Beasts are sensitive souls and need to be treated with care. They are collectors art toys, and are NOT intended for children. If you want to share the joy of your beast with a child, please ensure they are properly supervised at all times and store the puppet out of reach when not in use. Careful handling and proper storage will prevent fragile parts from breaking. Rough handling may cause damage, so please be kind to your beast. Hang them securely from the hooks provided on the controllers for displaying and be careful not to drop them. Preventing tangled strings is solely the owner’s responsibility.
Miserable Beast Art Dolls are all hand made, one of a kind pieces using polymer clay and textile. These are art dolls and are intended for adult collectors and should not be given to children. A more detailed description of specific dolls will be available on the product page.
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Most orders will be shipped 1-3 working days unless otherwise stated on product description.
Royal Mail 24 Tracked - £4.00
Royal Mail First Class (orders under £10) - £2.50
International shipping is currently only available to the USA & Canada.
Royal Mail International Tracked (orders under £75) - £15.00
Royal Mail International Tracked (orders £75 and over) - £25.00
Tracking details will be provided once the order has been dispatched. We expect international shipments to take around 17 business days to arrive. Please note that due to shipping and customs delays, orders can take up to 6 weeks to arrive. Thank you for your patience.
Please be aware there may be additional customs fees and/or taxes charged on delivery. These are solely the responsibility of the customer. We are not responsible for these costs.
All items are sold as seen and returns are not accepted unless the item arrives damaged or defective.
Find further information in our Refund Policy