Artist: Amanda Ramey
Materials: High quality polymer clay, varnish, love & patience ;)
Technique: Guin has been skillfully handsculpted with techniques that have taken years of patience, passion and dedication to refine. I use only my hands, a flexible blade, and a few pokey sticks, for detailing. Absolutely NO molds were used in Guin's creation, so no matter how similiar, every rendition of Guin is as special and unique as you are!
Name: Gasping Guin
Age: Hatched October/November 2008 - This was when the 1st Gasping Guin was created!
Height: Not quite 2 inches high
Weight: Approximately 19g, or 0.67oz for all you non-metric types out there ;)
A Brief History & Further Description
Originally I created this expressive little fellow in the early days, just as an experiment with expressions other than "happy". After the "Gasping Guin" prototype was so well received, I officially added him to the PenGuin Kisses© line!
Gasping Guin is perfectly paired with Pengula, as shown in photo 4! Note: Pengula will not be available again until Autumn of 2012! Please check back for pre-order listing!
Personalization: Guin's tummy can be personalized at no extra charge!
Each sculpture is solid clay - no fillers - NO MOLDS USED, so though there is little variance, each piece is unique - and is not painted. Personalizations are hand-drawn with permanent ink.
Hand crafted by Amanda - Each creation is initialed and dated with the year by my own hand, no stamps! All works created on, or after October 13th, 2011 will come numbered on the bottom of the piece and the count for each edition will start from #1 each year - example shown in photo #6.
-~- The Fictitious History of Guin -~-
Guin is a great thespian (a fancy word for "actor" ;)) and a brilliant master of disguise! As such, you may even see him taking over the reigns for some rather prestigious characters, like Peter Cottontail (a.k.a "The Easter Bunny"), or even good old St. Nick (a.k.a "Santa")! Hey, we all need a vacation sometimes ;)
Guin loves flattery (but not too much, as he is easily embarassed and prone to blushing), hamming it up for the camera, and pistachios. But most of all, he loves bringing a smile, a laugh, a chuckle, a snortle (it's a bit of a snort/chuckle combination, you know the one), or any other expression of merriment to his beloved audience and everyone else he meets. After all, that is why he got into show business in the first place ;) So please, sit back and enjoy the unfolding of Guin's journey to international stardom and pick up a piece of memorabilia for yourself, or someone you care about!
NOTE FROM THE ARTIST: Hello, my Lovlies! I just wanted to pop by to make sure that everyone knew that the above "Fictitious History of Guin" is just that - a bit of fancy - a look into the imaginary world that I am creating for Guin...or is he creating it for me? I think it's a joint effort at this point ;)
All PenGuin Kisses will come in their own gift box!*
*All gift boxes are handcrafted by me and will be fashioned as featured in photo #5! If you would like 2 different colors used for the box, please let me know your preference in "Note To Seller" and I will match it the best I can.
PLEASE NOTE: I am a stay-at-home mom to an 1 1/2 year-old (an EXTREMELY active, 1 1/2 year-old!) little sweet pea, so some special orders (custom and/or some personalized) may take a little longer than others, but will be completed in a timely fashion - typically between 2 to 7 days.**
**This is an accurate estimation, made from my experiences, but is subject to vary with the size and complexity of each order/request. I'm very good at keeping my clients in the loop and am very quick to respond to update requests. In the past, I have even provided pictures of the current standing of a custom piece, in an effort to assure and better inform my clients!
Buy with confidence! I would rather ship an order a day late than sell something I would not buy myself! Please let me know if you would like a photo of your personalized work sent to you BEFORE I ship it for your approval - I am happy to oblige.
Thanks for taking a peek! Have a Guintastic day!
For a little more information on my company and Guin, check out my website, !
FLAT RATE SHIPPING! All orders come with shipping insurance and original post office receipt!
BUY MORE, SAVE MORE! US customers get free upgrade to expedited shipping (receive order in 5 days with tracking number!) with minimum purchase of 2 PenGuin Kisses & FREE SHIPPING with a purchase of 5! Canadian customers receive FREE SHIPPING with a purchase of 4!
INTERNATIONAL orders are ACCEPTED!!! Please contact me for a proper shipping quote, as costs may vary depending on your location (I don't want to overcharge anyone!). Be advised, costs will be higher than North American shipping costs, but I do make every effort to keep them as low as possible!
Local Pickup is Available.
Item ships from: Harbourview Weekend Market: 42 Canal Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Shipping to US:
by Canada Post.
Shipping to Canada:
by Canada Post.
All ready-made orders will be shipped within 2-3 business days after payment has been received.
SHIPPING: We have $10 flat-rate shipping, so our customers enjoy combined shipping at NO extra charge! All orders are insured and shipped with tracking numbers, which will be provided to you in your shipping confirmation message. Also, along with your purchase(s), you will find an authentic duplicate of the receipt from the post office (this is printed from the debit machine, not a photocopy - I keep the original/first receipt for my records), detailing the cost of shipping and, in some cases, partial packaging of your order. This is to prove that I do not make money off of shipping costs and in fact pay part of the cost myself.
SHIPPING REIMBURSEMENT: Customers with orders totaling less than $10 in shipping & handling costs will have the difference, equal to, or greater than $2.50 fully reimbursed via PayPal!
CANADA: Orders, unless another option is requested, will be sent as an Expedited Parcel via Canada Post. Estimated time of arrival is 3 to 7 days within Western Canada. All customers will be provided with a tracking number.
CONTINENTAL US: Orders, unless another option is requested, will be sent as Small Packet Expedited via Canada Post. This includes a tracking number and an arrival time of 5 days!
EVERYWHERE ELSE: Orders, unless another option is requested, will be sent as Small Packet Air via Canada Post. Estimated time of arrival is 6 to 10 days, as currently stated by Canada Post.
Duty Fees: Unfortunately when something crosses a border, or an ocean there is a chance that customs will slap a customer with a fee which must be paid when the item is picked up. Our sympathies (we've paid them ourselves), but we cannot tell a customer whether, or not this will be the case when they purchase an item and cannot be held responsible should it occur.
Returns & Refunds:
Return: Yes, only within 14 Days
Refund: Money Back
All sales are final after 14 days﻿, except in the event that delivery time surpasses this time period - these situations will be dealt on a case by case basis.
ORDER CANCELLATION: All custom/personalized orders cannot be cancelled after 12 hours. Ready-made/ready-to-ship orders cannot be cancelled after 24 hours. Qualifying customers will have their full complete refunds sent via PayPal within 24 hours. My apologies for the inconvenience that this may cause.
DAMAGED GOODS: All of my clay creations are properly cured and therefore, do not typically shatter, but make a "clean break" and can be easily repaired with Krazy Glue, or a similar product. However, if the piece is damaged beyond repair, a photo of the damaged object must be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, before a refund can be issued. Refunds will be given via PayPal.
LOST ORDERS: In the event that your order is lost, a replacement, if possible, or a complete refund will be offered.
- Dominant Color:
- Polymer Clay, Love
- polymer clay, penguin, penguin kisses, wynsome creations, winsome creations, original artwork, OOAK doll art collectible polymer clay figurine, Guin, Guinny, Eek, Shock, Gasp, Disgusted
- Last updated on:
- Sep 30, 2012
- Seller last login:
- May 26, 2014
- Holidays & Occasions:
- Cheer Up!
- Ideal for:
- Male or Female