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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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?!

My first Christmas Creature event is taking place tonight at 8pm (UK time) in my online shop :) I've been having a lot of fun working on Christmas designs, and this will be the first of three events in the run up to Christmas. The Penguins and Moles will be appearing (in the fashionably late way that they do) at the next event :)

I've had so much fun working with two very talented artists this Christmas - Paul Jones of Phoenix Glass makes the most wonderful glass mistletoe and holly sprigs tree decorations. When I saw them on his Facebook page, I could just see the mice playing on them!

A wonderful collaboration between Phoenix Glass and Quernus Crafts
I've also been adapting the technique I developed for the Halloween Pumpkin Lanterns and made some little Mice in Christmas Puddings :)

Little Mice in Christmas Puddings

And very shortly I'll be unveiling another wonderful collaboration with Jennifer of JS Miniatures - watch this space!

You can see all the wee creatures available to adopt in tonight's Christmas Creature event here.

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.

2013...the year so far

7th November 2013
Crikey, it's been a while since I last posted! This year has been absolutely manic, and looks set to continue that way until Christmas at least! It's been a year of change, new ideas, new directions, big learning curves - and above all, FUN!