The Handmade Process

Every Sleepy Gorgon sculpture piece is lovingly hand-made by human hands (not gorgon-frozen, we promise). The process begins with a clay master sculpt, which is then molded in silicone and cast using a strong gypsum cement.

Using gypsum cement (otherwise known as plaster), our statues have the strength to stand or hang as a display piece, while also retaining the fine details captured by the molding process. The end result is a finished texture that looks and feels like stone. Plaster is technically calcined gypsum — that is, gypsum that has undergone a dehydration process that, when re-hydrated, bonds together and cures to a solid rock-hard state. We source our plaster powder and casting materials from U.S. manufacturers, and every item for sale in our shop is handmade from beginning to end.

Art & Sustainability

Our goal is to be a company in which all of our materials, methods, and packaging are reusable, recyclable, or biodegradable. We are always looking for new ways to make our process more ecologically sound, so if you have any suggestions, please let us know! Currently, we are using artist-grade acrylic paints on our painted pieces, but hope to move towards more naturally-drying pigments in the future.

For more information about the eco-friendly packaging we use to ship our pieces, please visit or check out our FAQ page.