Sherri hand crafting a new pet

Pence Animal Sculptures is a family business including sisters (Darlene, Shirley) and their niece Sherri. We have been in business for over 40 years making and designing our own pieces. We never use molds, every piece is an original. Talent, creativity and the love of animals goes into each and every one of our designs.

Pence Pets Electric KilnThe basic materials used are clay in moist form and tools for carving and texture. We start with a lump of clay and mold it into the animal of our choice with our hands. A potters wheel is used for some parts of the designs. Once the sculpture is molded, we dry it in the sun for several days. The next step is to fire it to stoneware in an electric kiln. This process insures quality and lasting durability. Once fired we use various glazes to enhance color. At this point our sculpture is complete.

Pence Animal Sculptures will capture your heart. Their expressions are the key to our success. We have been in business for a very long time and each piece embodies our knowledge and experience. There is no question that our work draws a crowd. It is very much admired and appreciated.

Pence Animal Sculptures have received numerous awards and are in collections worldwide. Come visit us at one of our shows this year or order your own pet online. We hope you enjoy your Pence Animal Sculpture as much as we enjoyed making it for you.

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  1. Vivian Pollack says:

    Hi, I love your work. Each piece being unique, I’m not concerned that someone else has one like mine..

    • Sherri says:

      That’s the coolest thing about these little pencepets, they are all originals and have looks and personalities different from each other, just like our real live pets!
      So glad you are happy with yours. Take good care of it, all it needs is a little love.

  2. sue peterson says:

    I was overjoyed to meet you and your wonderfully creative happy darling too cute to be true animals!

    I am in love with my panda and will email you soon about more little panda pets .

    Thank you for being a true delight!”

  3. Elvira discenza says:

    Love your sculptures. I purchase two of the frogs items. I collect frogs for the garden. I would be interested in a large planter to put at the entrance. I am interested in a large piece to be the focal piece. Please let me know if you could make it. Thanks. Elvira

  4. Judy says:

    I bought a couple of things from you at the Fremont fair. I got a “root beer colored”. Owl a day dog tothburch holder for Xmas gifts. I can not find a cat ai bought and want to view your inventory. Where do I do that.



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