Welcome!Thank you for checking out my Patreon. I really appreciate your interest in my work and your support means the world to me. My name is Emily Coleman and I sculpt my own world of nature inspired fantasy creatures. This is my full time job and I am so grateful to be able to do what I love every day and share it with you all!
I am the artist behind EmilySculpts and creator of the Arbori, the Keepers of the Forest. My work features plant based creatures that take the form of garden sculptures like planters and stakes.
I love reflecting the textures of nature in my work and integrating my art with plants. I also have a love for birds and other wildlife which you will see scattered amongst my body of work.
I am a sculptor that works in Monster Clay, Sculpey, and Apoxie Sculpt. I create my own silicone molds and cast my own resin figures, with the help of my husband and studio tech. I do all of my own sculpting, mold making, clean up work, and painting here in my home studio in Orlando, Florida.
I have been sculpting since 2001 and have created a variety of custom sculptures for clients over the years. Mold making and casting is a skill set that I have been perfecting for almost equally as long.
For a five year stretch, I taught college level traditional art classes where I gained the skills to write my first book Fantasy Creatures in Clay, from Impact Books (Previously titled Creature Sculpt).
After the publication of my book, I began developing my own video-based online classes starting with Sculpting Creatures and Critters, an updated version of my book in video format. Several years later, I created Molding and Casting for Sculptors, in response to the demand from my students and readers. With the launch of the new class, I also moved to my own platform at Thinkific, simultaneously launching my School of Sculpture, Mold Making, and Casting.
Here on Patreon, I display a variety of techniques and behind the scenes looks at things like building armatures, sculpting with various clays, mold making, casting techniques, and painting. I will also discuss materials and various other sculpture related topics. Content will vary from month to month depending on what I am currently working on.
I choose highlights from my daily work as an artist and compile them to bring you videos and blog posts showcasing what happens here at the studio. Patrons also get a closer, more detailed look at what I am sculpting on my weekly Twitch streams.
As the months go by, I will continue to revamp content to tailor it to the needs of my patrons. This place is for you so let's make it into something awesome together.
Thank you for joining us!
About the Reward Tiers
As per the Patreon format, your pledge level will be a monthly contribution to my studio. You can change your pledge level or cancel your membership at any time. All rewards are fulfilled on a monthly basis after payment is collected. Coupon codes are sent out once payments are processed, usually on the 1st or 2nd of the month. Physical rewards are mailed out within a week of payment, unless there is a specified delay. Blog and video posts are made throughout the month and will vary in number.
Digital Reward Tiers
$1 - Studio Assistant - On a budget but still want to show your support? This is the tier for you! Get access to special patron-only preview images of my monthly projects PLUS gain access to my patron exclusive shop where you can purchase products like exclusive minis and special color ways. (Click the Exclusives button for shop link)
$5 - Junior Sculptor - This level will get you access to more detailed blog posts in addition to the preview images from the above tier. It will be a mixed grab bag of topics but it will always be related to sculpture in some way. You will also gain access to the Patron-Only Exclusive Discord channel!
$10 - Senior Sculptor - Not only will you get full access to the shop, blog and Discord channel, you will also get access to monthly video content. Like the blog, this will be a mixed bag of topics, always relating to sculpture. You will also get a monthly coupon code for 10% off online classes at Thinkific AND the shop at emilysculpts.com. Coupon code is sent out after monthly payment is processed.
Physical Reward Tiers$25 - Mini Collector - Want a little something in the mail each month in addition to your digital content? The mini collector tier will get you one of my exclusive resin minis to add to your collection. The color and species will be random. Current species include Fern Fox, Crystal Bromeliad Dragon, Grasswing Bird, and Maplewing Dragon. This tier includes full digital content from the $10 level.
If you are outside the US, minis are shipped bi-monthly in order to save on shipping costs.
$30 - Master Sculptor - In addition to full digital content, you will get a random RAW resin cast mailed to you each month. These casts will contain flaws such as air bubbles or incomplete areas of the figure. They come raw, straight out of the mold, with no sanding or clean up work performed on them. These casts are great for artists to learn cast clean up and painting techniques. This tier is for patrons in the US only.
$40 - Ultimate Collector - Each month, you will receive a random exclusive colored resin cast as well as an exclusive mini. This is the ultimate level for physical rewards and is perfect for collectors looking for exclusive items available nowhere else. This tier includes full digital content and is for US patrons only.
- $10+ Patrons will receive a resin mini in the mail on the six month anniversary of consecutive pledging at a $10+ tier.
- $1 and $5 Patrons with receive a resin mini in the mail on the one year anniversary of pledging.
- Patrons outside of the US will receive a sticker pack, due to high shipping costs.