My name is Katya and I'm an artist from Ukraine. I make the glowing art at my workshop - "The Snowmade". My obsession is everything that glows especially - mushrooms.
For years, I've been learning all kinds of different skills - sculpting, painting, electric-engineering, 3d-modeling and FDM 3d-printing, woodworking and many more, to combine them in my art, and be able to lit the lights of fantasy worlds.
Every aspect of my night lights is a thoughtful and genuine product of my creativity and skills. I don't use intermediate goods and parts - every night light is entirely done by myself.
Each night light can take from week to half a year to be made.
The mushrooms are made of polymer clay, sculpted and painted by my hands. I draw my inspiration from real-world mushrooms and often alternate their appearance to create some truly otherworldly specimens.
I use high quality stabilized natural plants and moss to decorate my night lights. Those plants are soft, flexible and strong just like the live ones but they wouldn't wither with time. It is not a cheap plastic plants imitations used for aquariums. Those are real flowers and moss that carries a part of forest within them.
To create bases for my night lights I use the 3d-printing technology by my genuine templates to make sure that even the invisible parts of my art would persist the signature quality and look of my works. I only use a PLA plastic which is made of corn starch. This is biodegradable and environment-friendly material.
#1 Turquoise Mushrooms In Glass Flask Night Light
Hight detailed mushrooms gills that I made require some diligent work and a lot of time but the result is definitely worth it.
#2 Three Mushrooms With Moss In A Glass Flask Night Light
What can grow in your flasks after some mysterious alchemical experiment.
#3 Red Amanita Mushrooms In Black Lantern Night Light
The majority of my night lights are wireless as I like to make them this way to be able to put them almost everywhere. Also, it allows to take them to outdoor photosets which I like so much!
#4 Mycena Mushrooms On A Piece Of Driftwood Night Light
I've made little fern bushes for this night light. All the driftwood pieces that I used is bleached to achieve this beautiful ivory color, treated with pesticide, wood -preservative and fire-retardant.
#5 Miniature Night Light - Mushrooms In Glass Vial
"One of a few survivor specimens found in the place that humans call the wanderers' library. Only the thin glass vial preserves the explorer from their poisonous touch in exchange for which, these mutated in a flame of alchemic-catalyst mushrooms will lit their light for the world that is alien to their kind. " This is my top notch work. It's so tiny yet it has a built-in rechargeable battery that uses a regular phone charger and light is controlled by touch-switch. Touching the base will turn lights onoff.
#6 Fairy House With Two Mushrooms Night Light
Little crooked fairy house lit by mushrooms.
#7 Red Amanita Mushrooms In Black Lantern Night Light
The lantern is made by 3d-printing technology. I only used a PLA plastic for this, which is made of corn starch. This is biodegradable and environment-friendly material.
#8 Black Mushrooms Night Light
I used high quality stabilized natural plants and moss to decorate my night lights. Those plants are soft, flexible and strong just like the live ones but they wouldn't wither with time. It is not a cheap plastic plants imitations used for aquariums. Those are real flowers and moss that carries a part of forest within them. The mushrooms design is inspired by Strobilomyces Floccopus.
#9 Orange Mushrooms In Cachepot Of Scorched Pinewood Night Light
The wood for cachepot is treated with fire in the same way as in traditional Japanese wood-preservation method - yakisugi. The night light keeps a faint scent of burned pinewood within it.
#10 Three Amber Mushrooms In Flower Pot Night Light
The pot is meant to grow flowers but now mushrooms took it over.
#11 Iridescent Mushroom Night Light
The iridescent effect created with a special technique gives the mushrooms extraordinary and hypnotizing look. It creates an illusion of depth with numerous hues and colors swirling in a light pink -cyan dance.
#12 Pink Mushrooms With Flowers In Vintage Lantern Night Light
The LEDs used in my night lights are a great light source. They don't produce any heat, doesn't require hazardous electric currents and have an estimated lifespan of 50 000 hrs (5.5 years of continuous glow).
#13 Amanita Mushrooms In Lantern
Night light with adjustable color and RGB LEDs. This night light has three control knobs for adjusting the amount of red, green and blue glow. It allows adjusting the color and brightness of the night light in a wide range.
#14 Iridescent Green Mushroom Night Light
Morning dew on the toadstool.