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Start of new cat design

Cat Sculptures


  Cat Spirit Masks - OOAK
Each mask represents a different mythological cat. The masks are wired and can be hung on a wall or stand, inside or outside. The eyes are hand painted glass. The finish is sealed wax.
Cat/Life-Size 5" x 5" x 2"
Sidhe ~ (Celtic) Cat King
Sidhe works in the spirit realm. His ear piece has a blue Lapis lazuli stone indicating spiritual enlightenment, bringing peace and inner harmony

These cat sculptures are all one of a kind and each has its own personality. They are sculptured out of Pal Tiya clay. A weather resistant clay allowing these cat sculptures to stay inside or out. They are the size of a small real cat, approximately 12" for a full cat, or 5" for masks. They have glass eyes backed by  a gold dust finish that will not fade as with most paints. Their weight is 5 - 7 lbs. full body, 1 lb. for a mask.



Artist Statement - Karen Lyons, Sculpture


An anonymous wise person once said, "Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." It is their enigmatic aura that has captured humans for centuries and it inspires my art. I enjoy the many varieties of cats, their personalities, and their very expressive and elusive faces. 

Many years ago I studied classic clay sculpture with the NYC Art Students League. Eventually I moved from sculptures of humans to visiting zoos and the NYC Natural Museum of History and began creating clay sculptures of animals. At first I worked as a freelance sculptor for well-known companies. I became known as the designer for unusual things. I designed pieces, such as, the toys for the Pee Wee Herman Show. Among other unusual jobs, I worked with a company creating animatronic animals. In 2000 I started my own business, KJ Lyons Design, and became involved with many fascinating collectors. This has enabled me to be freer in my creations. I am so grateful for the chance I've had to create a life's work that I love!




TOBY Industry Choice: Winner -2002(2), 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010(2), 2011

TOBY People's Choice Winner - 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010(3), 2011, 2013, 2015

TED Award Winner- 2002 

TITA Nomination- 2003 

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Cat Spirit Masks - OOAK - 5" x 5" x 2"
Nyx ~ Goddess of the Night
Nyx is a very old spirit said to bring on dreams and guide
a person out of chaos. Nyx is created out of clay that is colored black to preserve the look of the natural clay.
  Clay Spirit Mask - OOAK - 5" x 5" x 2"
~Raven Knight
The Raven has been pictured on the shoulder of Vikings in battle. Raven Knight is a close and wise protector.
"To have a Raven's head" - Gaelic  Proverb

Cat Garden Sculptures


OOAK - Cat/Life Size 
14" tall, 8.5" tail
Tobias has an exotic body type, slender,
and an inquisitive personality 
OOAK - Cat/Life Size
13" tall, 10" tail
Saulé is a regal and contemplative feline

Cat Mugs


The first piece is called, Cat Blues, 3.5" x 3.0", hand built of white stoneware, stained and glazed, Cone 6. The second piece is called, Green all Around. These mugs have a heavy feel and are great for when you are in a mood  for a drink or soup and some deep thoughts. One-of-a-kind


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