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River Otter skull replica by askoi
River Otter skull replica
Resin replica of a river otter skull. Designed and cut the mold myself.

Straight from my desk and into my catalog.

River otters are cavity prone and I went to town on the realism with the teeth. Maybe a bit too much.
Zombie Nipples by askoi
Zombie Nipples
It's actually some variety of tiny black and white lepiota mushroom in the woods at Cape Meares, Oregon. But.
Cthulhu ring box by askoi
Cthulhu ring box
Cast resin from a wood and clay original. Brass fittings. Limited run via Catalyst Studios.
Unlabeled Leftovers by askoi
Unlabeled Leftovers
3.5x5 inches, acrylic and ink on varnished page from a 1940s Red Cross guide [page on household poisons]
Frame is wood, found objects, resin clay, paint.
What Have You Done To My House, Son? by askoi
What Have You Done To My House, Son?
Acrylic and ink on varnished contact paper [recycled from a shelf] over heavy stock [4x6"]. Frame is wood, resin clay, found objects.
Due to some issues with Etsy policy and analysis thereof, I feel more comfortable vending my skull replicas only in person or through Square Marketplace.

This is a link to the main page for the skulls; we'll be opening several new molds this week so the image and price list will change to accommodate that with the next update [badger skull, human fetus skull, human finger bones, cormorant skull will be added by 10/6; cormorant is in the Square Mkt already and the badger can be pre-ordered]

The Square store is here:…

Please note that I have been producing some of these skulls for 15 years, several of them are from original sculptures or carefully modified natural skulls - as wildlife protection laws permit - and they have been recast repeatedly by tawdry imitators. Anyone who has handled real bone can see the work and care put into our replicas. For not being museum quality, they are still serious reproductions.

I am not a hobbyist; Catalyst Studios is my job. Several of the processes my studio uses at this point were engineered by us in our basements and garages over that decade and a half, after the founding members learned the basic steps from a master craftsperson. We have many goals, but among them are sustainable, legal, durable, realistic, cruelty free costume props. We have supplied opera companies, dancers, musicians, haunted houses, hat makers, doll makers, puppeteers and more with no-harm, no risk skulls and will continue to do so for some time.

Prints, paintings, and some unique sculptural items will remain on the Etsy store for now, so if you are not boycotting said site due to the reasons I will not discuss here, the link is  

Thanks for reading this. Feel free to ask questions. If the subject is legal or financial in nature please be professional and take it to email.


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Ann S Koi
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I make, therefore I am.

Job: Owner and founder, Catalyst Studios
Current Residence: Olympia WA
Gender: I gave that crap up years ago.
Sexuality: Elves.
Relationship Status: Married to my career.
Personal Quote: If you can't get rid of the skeleton in the closet best to teach it to dance (GB Shaw)


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Nushaa Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Thank you so much for being a member of my group, Owlies-Inc. It really does means the world to me. :hug: :heart:
sarumanka Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! :la:
JayelleCartoons Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!! Sorry I am so antisocial anymore. One of these days I'll stop hiding in a dark cave.
askoi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
my roommate and i are having a low key bbq at our place on the east side of oly on Sunday - tomorrow, the 7th - if you feel like coming out and eating our meat

and meeting the lizard, lol
XibXib Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch! :icontearplz:
TheHillady Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
tnx for the watch ^^
OokamiAkuryou Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Thankyou for the watch and llama c: You awesome
askoi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
4956 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
"Happy Birthday!!"
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