Jan Campbell was preparing an avocado for lunch one day when she was struck by the beauty of the pit inside, an object most people throw away without a second thought. After weeks of pondering its potential, a deeply pigmented surface scratch inspired her to carve away its layers until a beautiful piece of art appeared.

Ever since that day, the Irish artisan has been turning avocado pits (or 'stones,' as she calls them) into tiny, intricately detailed figurines inspired by Celtic folklore. She carves the tranquil faces of forest spirits, the flowing hair of ancient goddesses, and even a handful of wild mushrooms now and then. The miniatures can be simply displayed as statues, or worn as pendants, and are meant to provide the holder with a unique sense of companionship and comfort.

Explore some of Jan's finest creations below, and follow the links underneath them to see if they're available to buy.

More info: Avocado Stone Faces, Instagram, Etsy

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Jeeves
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awww it's adorably awesomely magical.

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Liliana V
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't get your beard stuck in your harp there, buddy... :)

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TC
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This proves that Jan the artist is right handed. She uses her left hand as a model.

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Liliana V
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want this on a pendant so I can wear it around!

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Wanda Queen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fertility statue from a seed -- now that is brilliant!

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Jeeves
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such a simple but magical pattern around such an intracate peice. GORGEOUS!!

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Jeeves
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow awesome!!! Mushrooms are awesome. 🍄 🍄🍄🍄🍄

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Luck Yeah
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a unique moustache and beard

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Jeeves
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow so awesome I LOOOOVE these.

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Marzo Florida
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How did they get them to have an autumn- like color?? Its so surreal yet so simple :D

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TC
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Open eyes !! That's new. Ancient Greek style now...

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