In early 2000, I began pottery classes intending to learn to throw on the wheel, however I quickly learned a love for hand-building and the bigger, the quirkier, the better.
Throughout the years, I have attended many workshops learning techniques from a variety of master ceramicists.
In 2011, I merged my love of hand-building with my love of dogs by creating my own dogs in clay. Then I created my friends’ dogs and next I decided to create a shop in Etsy - and that was the start of Wendy Hodgson's MudPups.
As a detail-driven sculptor, I study photography, research anatomy, colouring and mannerisms and then meld this information with your stories to capture the personality of your much-loved pet.
Each sculpture is unique and is hand-shaped, stained and fired at my home studio in Queensland, Australia and can be shipped worldwide.
I have won a number of awards for my work, I'm always on the lookout for more information and workshops, and I am always working through a long list of commissions.
Each custom sculpture comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
When time permits, I create freestyle sculptures in poses that I love, or from photos that I find online (with permission). These freestyle sculptures are regularly donated to Airedale and Terrier rescue and life assistance organizations, here in Australia and overseas, the rest are for sale in my Etsy Shop.