Welcome to Quernus Crafts!

Here you’ll find all sorts of wee creatures, all made by hand from polymer clay from my studio in Leeds. No two are the same, and each one is filled with character, love and a sense of fun! From cute mice and perky penguins, through to miniature sculptures of your pet, there is a wee creature for everyone.

Here, you can find out how I work, adopt wee creatures from my shop, and have all your burning questions answered on my FAQ page. Sign up for my newsletter to get regular updates about commissions, the Quernus Christmas Club and the Quernus Tour, along with news of new designs, special discounts and offers, and you can also find out more about who I am. There's also the Creature Gallery if you want to see all the wee creatures I've made, and if you have any questions, please get in touch!

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Happy Valentine's Day!

7th February 2015

Well, no sooner has Christmas disappeared from sight than Valentine's Day is on the horizon ;) Of course, this has been a lot of fun for me, as I've been playing around with new creature designs for the big day itself.

The first Creature Event of the year took place on 18th January and was a big success. And the next one is happening tomorrow, 8th February at 8pm (UK time) in my online shop. You can find out more about how they work here. There's also been a change in how the checkout system works.

It's been a busy start to the year for me - I'm not entirely sure where January went, but I know it's been a lot of fun!

The Guinea Pigs have been having quite a work out of late, and I do love these Cupid Guinea Pigs! I found cute little metal arrows on eBay and couldn't resist!

In other news, Paul Jones of Phoenix Glass and I have been hard at work coming up with a new collaboration. Paul made two sizes of glass hearts for the creatures to sit on - aren't they wonderful?!

And so here are the large hearts providing a lovely display to a number of Love Couples I've made specially for them. 

And here are the creatures I've made for the small hearts...

I'll also be listing a small number of both sizes of hearts which are available on their own (Paul will post them off direct) - they are such a lovely way of showing off the wee creatures!

In other news, after several years of the Mice monopolising them, the Bunnies and Penguins have moved into the flowerpots as well. These are 3.5cm flowerpots (the Mice's flowerpots are only 3cm).

I have to say that I've been having so much fun coming up with new designs for Valentine's Day - so many ideas, so little time!

And lastly, those of you who have adopted wee creatures, may well have received a little badge to say thank you. I was having a think about what else I could send out, and I recently came across It's A Wrap Cornwall, a family-run business specialising in personalised chocolates and sweeties. And so when you next order a wee creature, you might just find one of these in with your order!

Christmas....only 37 days away!

Tiny Angel Star Mice

17th November 2014
So I'm not quite sure where this year has gone, but if you come across it on your travels, can you let me know?!

How to make a miniature polymer clay carved hollow pumpkin

12th October 2014
I've been having such a lot of fun making Halloween creatures this year - so many ideas, so little time! One of the designs I've had the most fun with has been the Pumpkin creatures - I've made Mice, Polar Bears, Bunnies, Penguins and Dragons, all perched happily in their own pumpkins! 

A chance to win Little Bath Tub Mouse AND feel warm and fuzzy!

Little Bath Tub Mouse
28th February 2014
As most of you know, I adopted an elderly rescue dog, Zeus, some 6 weeks ago. He'd been at the Liverpool branch of the RSPCA for nearly 2 years, having been the subject of a cruelty case, which the RSPCA won last year. He'd been overlooked many times simply because of his age, which is such

Love is in the air

Valentine Penguins
2nd February 2014
Happy belated New Year! The past month I've been taking some time out to work out the best way forward for Quernus, after what was by all accounts a rather manic period in the run up to Christmas.

You can read about the changes I've made to how I work, and also check out the new and improved FAQs. You'll also notice a slight change to the design of my website and shop.