Neal Deschain

is creating Sculptures, Molds and Casts

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In addition to the exclusive shop, you get full blog access which includes process images of my monthly projects PLUS access to the exclusive Discord server.
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In addition to the blog, shop and Discord, you will get a coupon code for 10% off and 20% off Thinkific Classes,  first dibs at commission slots AND an Arbori sticker in the mail every month.

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About Neal Deschain


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 Neal Deschain 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 Verdant Sculpts 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 ClaySculpey, and Apoxie Sculpt. I create my own silicone molds and cast my own resin figures.  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 behind the scenes looks at things like lay sketches, product previews, and occasional walkthroughs.  It just depends on what I am working on in any given month!  There's always something fun and exciting going on though.  Thanks you so much for joining along in this adventure!!

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 posted 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 posts are made throughout the month and will vary in number.

Digital Reward Tiers

$1    -   Seedling  -   Gain access to my basic blog which includes product previews and behind-the-scenes photos.  You will also get access to my patron exclusive shop where you can purchase products like miscasts  and special color ways. (Click the Exclusives button for shop link and password).  You will also be able to vote in occasional  polls.

$5    -   Sprout -  This level gives you access to more detailed blog posts including basic walkthroughs, and informative posts in regards to sculpting, painting, molding and casting.    You will also gain access to the Patron-Only Exclusive Discord channel!

Arbori Collectors Club

Check out the public post to view the current rewards for the month.

$10 - Arbori Sticker Club - In addition to the digital content, you will receive a monthly vinyl sticker in the mail (Worldwide shipping included). You will also get a coupon code for 10% off all purchases at

$50 - Basic - Access to all digital content PLUS get a monthly exclusive cast in the mail. This cast comes ready to display as-is or you can embellish with your own paint job!  You will also receive the vinyl sticker of the month.  Patrons outside of the US will have rewards shipped bi-monthly.  Check out the pinned post to preview the current rewards of the month.

$75 - Deluxe - Access to all digital content PLUS get a monthly exclusive cast in the mail. This cast will be hand-painted and ready to display!  You will also receive the vinyl sticker of the month.  Patrons outside of the US will have rewards shipped bi-monthly.

Bonus Rewards!

Holiday Ornament
For the month of December, Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive Arbori Holiday Ornament. Collectors Club members will receive an exclusive color way for their December reward.  All Patrons will get to vote on the ornament subject in October.
$1,554.93 of $2,000 per month
Arbori Field Guide

I can comfortably begin work on my Arbori Field Guide which details the lore of the Arbori.  I will be collaborating with other artists to create this book.  All patrons will get to see the book progress behind the scenes and will have access to discounted copies once it is released.
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