wool sculpture


New York City-based artist Zoë Williams creates awesomely strange felted wool sculptures of spectral creatures that look like species you’d encounter if you were magically dropped into one of Hayao Miyazaki’s films such as Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke. Most of Williams’ sculptures are created using white wool, which heightens their otherworldly feel. She speaks to this on her website with an apposite quotation from Melleville’s Moby Dick:

“Symbolize whatever grand or gracious thing he will by whiteness, no man can deny that in its profoundest idealized significance it calls up a peculiar apparition to the soul.”

Williams has been creating her singular sculptures for over seven years now, so the pieces pictured here barely scratch the surface of her unearthly oeuvre. Be sure to visit Zoë Williams’ website, Flickr page or Instagram account to check out more of her fantastic felt creatures. Although most of her work is shown in gallery exhibitions, she also has an Etsy shop where she sometimes makes her pieces available for purchase.

[via Laughing Squid]

1. Crocheted Cacti by Little Prick Shop
2. The Ruby Bear Clutch by Sylvia Soo
3. Only Dog Can Judge Me Patch by Kodiak Milly
4. Ring Holder (Six Finger Hand) by Wool Sculpture
5. Adopt a Cat Enamel Pin by kookoobird (20% of sales will be donated to SPCA!)
6. Flower Flask Enamel Pin by Jasmine Prasad
7. Ringed Fox Doormat by Anthroplogie


Happy Vampire • Handmade brooch by Daddy Wool

Cute brooch for someone who loves Vampires or needs a touch of Halloween all year around. This is one-of-a-kind wearable art, not intended for kids.

Carefully crafted from various types of wool by needle felting technique.
Vampire’s fangs are made of polymer clay and glow in the dark.

Click here to view this listing at my Etsy Shop.


Oh, to be an avocado in love. Today the Department of Impossible Cuteness is sighing happily at the affectionate anthropomorphic produce and adorable wool creatures created by Kharkiv, Ukraine-based artist Hanna Dovahan. Each sentient piece of fruit and endearing animal is made by hand.

Visit Dovahan’s Wool Sculpture Etsy shop to view more of her creations. You can also follow her here on Tumblr at annadovgan.

[via Colossal]