Karen Shannon Handcrafted Design Karen Shannon Handcrafted Design

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Welcome to my online shop, where you can view and buy pieces from my current collection.

My work is mixed media and created using handcast plaster, embossed metals and decorated with a myriad of beads and sequins. If you would like to find out more about how I create my work take a look at my about page, where I take you through my processes. My pictures are unglazed as I would like you to feel closer to my little worlds, but the backgrounds are varnished to protect them from light marks and dust. I frame my work in a natural wood moulding and dimensions quoted below each image include the frame.

Delivery costs for UK, Ireland and the rest of the EU are calculated at checkout. Please contact me to confirm shipping costs for International orders. Please be aware that any duties and taxes that may be due in the country of destination will be the responsibility of the customer.

archways

Venture through the archways to glimpse passing sailing ships on their journeys to swashbuckling adventures on the high seas. They were inspired by gothic church architecture which I always have to photograph when on holiday and the poem 'The Dream Ship' by W.K. Holmes about a little boy's dream of sailing to Arctic shores and coral islands.

the dream ship
the dream ship
27 x 33cm
£110

the voyage
the voyage
27 x 33cm
£110

the journey
the journey
27 x 33cm
£110

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special occasions

Pictures to celebrate the joyous occasions in our lives... whether it is finding a soulmate, marking that special engagement celebration, commemorating the perfect wedding day, moving into a forever home or celebrating the momentous birth of a child.

I can personalise these to make them extra special with a baby's name and date of birth or a couple's first names and wedding date at the base of the little metal frames alongside the picture title. Just email me to discuss this option.

new arrival
new arrival (large)
23 x 28cm
£66

little love birds
little love birds II
28 x 23cm
£66

love
love
23 x 23cm
£57

two's company
two's company
15 x 21cm
£41

home sweet home
home sweet home
15 x 21cm
£41

little angel
little angel IV
15 x 21cm
£41

just hatched
just hatched
15 x 21cm
£41

new arrival
new arrival (stork)
15 x 21cm
£41

new arrival
new arrival (chick)
15 x 21cm
£41

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cats & dogs

View the playful antics of our four legged furry friends - these are inspired by my childhood adorable labrador retriever and my teenage years with an afghan hound (don't ask - he owned us, we didn't own him!) and by the many different kitties that I have been lucky to have shared time with. Presently it's Hector, an old, soppy, full-time purring, stripy ginger and Brian, a pent up ball of pure black fur, whose only task in life is to staunchly defend his territory!

love cats
love cats
23 x 23cm
£57

moon gazing
moon gazing
15 x 21cm
£41

bark at the moon
bark at the moon
15 x 21cm
£41

going somewhere?
going somewhere?
15 x 21cm
£41

were you reading this?
were you reading this?
15 x 21cm
£41

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on the water

Little boats braving the high seas, sailing purely for the thrill of speeding through the waves with the wind filling the sails or bringing in the nets of shimmering silver fish to grace our plates. Pass over unseen sea life below the surface and be guided back to safety by the welcome light from the ever-present lighthouse.

caught
caught
18 x 33cm
£57

on the open sea
on the open sea
18 x 33cm
£57

a guiding light
a guiding light
18 x 33cm
£57

whale song
whale song
18 x 33cm
£57

leaving port
leaving port
15 x 21cm
£41

gone fishing
gone fishing
15 x 21cm
£41

sail away
sail away
15 x 21cm
£41

setting sail
setting sail
15 x 21cm
£41

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little angels

Little guardian angels looking after us from the heavens and guided by the sun, moon and stars. Angels have appeared in many religions, mythologies and philosophies offering guardianship, protection and healing evoking in us a sense of comfort, peace and wonder.

little angel
little angel I
15 x 21cm
£41

little angel
little angel II
15 x 21cm
£41

little angel
little angel III
15 x 21cm
£41

little angel
little angel IV
15 x 21cm
£41

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bird life

The lives and activities I'm convinced my little feathered friends get up to in the trees and hidden hedgerows in my countryside garden once my back is turned. I can just imagine them finding a soulmate to share an umbrella with, building intricate, delicate nests and bringing up broods of playful fluffy chicks that need a lot of encouragement to make their first flights.

the love nest
the love nest
18 x 33cm
£57

its only a little jump
it's only a little jump
18 x 33cm
£57

love is in the air
love is in the air
18 x 33cm
£57

two wise owls
two wise owls
18 x 33cm
£57

love
love
23 x 23cm
£57

nest building
nest building
23 x 23cm
£57

two's company
two's company
15 x 21cm
£41

raindrops keep falling
raindrops keep falling
15 x 21cm
£41

mummy
mummy
15 x 21cm
£41

singing in the rain
singing in the rain
15 x 21cm
£41

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home sweet home

The little forever homes that I imagined we would all live in as a child. Just picture walking up the hill to the front door, turning the key in the lock and stepping over the threshold to a warm safe refuge from the hectic world outside.

homeward bound
homeward bound
18 x 33cm
£57

little bird house
little bird house I
18 x 33cm
£57

little bird house
little bird house III
18 x 33cm
£57

home sweet home
home sweet home
15 x 21cm
£41

our home
our home
15 x 21cm
£41

our house
our house
15 x 21cm
£41

home
home
15 x 21cm
£41

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