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The Cosmic Night Owl -   A handmade colour-changing illuminated sculpture by Muju Studio
The Cosmic Night Owl -   A handmade colour-changing illuminated sculpture by Muju Studio
The Cosmic Night Owl - A handmade colour-changing illuminated sculpture by Muju Studio
97 backers pledged £5,505 to help bring this project to life.

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2nd Stretch Goal Unlocked !

We did it!  Thanks to everyone who helped us reach our 2nd stretch goal!  We have now unlocked the new edition to the Cosmic Night Owl range - PURPLE MOON : 

Purple Moon Edition - light on / light off
Purple Moon Edition - light on / light off

 

Cosmic Night Owl - Purple Moon Edition
Cosmic Night Owl - Purple Moon Edition

This version is now available to order from our reward tiers on the right.  

We have also created a new reward tier to incorporate all the owl sculpture rewards available in this Kickstarter campaign.  The 'Super Owl Collector' reward includes all 3 Cosmic Night Owl lights (including the Purple Moon), a box of mini Cosmic Owls, the hand painted Cosmic Night Owl (Twilight) and also the Kickstarter exclusive Cosmic Rainbow Owl.

As an extra thank you for helping us reach our 2nd stretch goal, we will also include a bonus clear mini Cosmic Owl for every backer who has ordered a Cosmic Night Owl sculpture :)

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£5000 Stretch goal . . .

If we reach our £5000 stretch goal we will make available a new version of the Cosmic Night Owl light.  This will be another light sculpture, but with a difference...
 The Purple Moon edition will be cast in a purple tinted bio-resin, and will be accompanied by a purple LED tea light. But it will also glow in the dark, so once the light is turned off, the blue ghost of an owl will glow through the night...

Purple Moon Edition - light on / light off
Purple Moon Edition - light on / light off

If we reach this stretch goal, we will also include a bonus clear mini Cosmic Owl for every backer who has ordered a Cosmic Night Owl sculpture :)

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1st Stretch Goal Reached...

As we have reached our stretch goal of £4000, we have just released a new mini Cosmic Owl.  This sculpture stands 5cm tall, and this first edition is painted in a rainbow colour fade.  This will be available to order exclusively through this Kickstarter campaign.

Cosmic Owl - Kickstarter exclusive
Cosmic Owl - Kickstarter exclusive

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My Story... 

I am an artist based in St Ives, a coastal town in Cornwall, UK.   My partner and I set up the Muju Studio here 7 years ago to focus on our own creative journey.  
Mr Muju produces drawings, paintings and prints of an imaginary dimension - Mujuworld.  I take inspiration from this world and bring the characters to life through limited edition sculptures.
We both work full time on a variety of creative projects, and have been exhibiting and selling artwork to a worldwide audience for over 10 years. You can check out more of our work at www.mujuworld.co.uk

Miss Muju sculpting the Cosmic Night Owl
Miss Muju sculpting the Cosmic Night Owl

About this project...

Since I was young I have always loved owls.  They feature significantly in ancient mythology and folklore, and are often associated with wisdom and good fortune.  
Although owls are mostly nocturnal, I have been lucky enough to see them in the wild, which inspired me to create some owls of my own.  

5 Muju mini Cosmic Owl Sculptures
5 Muju mini Cosmic Owl Sculptures

The phenomenon of the Northern Lights captured my imagination from an early age.  This kickstarted a life long fascination with glowing lights, natural and man made... from fireflies to bioluminescent plankton, and fairy lights to candles.
I have tried to illuminate the darkness with all sorts of different glowing lights over the years, hoping to recreate some of the magic of the Aurora Borealis in my own home.  

This project brings together these too passions to create the Cosmic Night Owl.  By illuminating a clear resin sculpture with a colour changing LED light, I hope to bring the glowing Cosmic Night Owl to life.  

Having lived in many different places in my adult life, I have often found the sense of home can be created anywhere, as long as when the night closes in, you can bring a feeling of coziness with the right lighting.  
So I wanted to create a piece of art which could be enjoyed not only for how it looks, but also for the atmosphere it can create.

Why I need your help...

The costs involved in self-producing a new sculpture are high.  
 I choose to cast my sculptures in bio-resin, which is a non-toxic and more sustainable material than traditional resin (derived from sunflower seed oil instead of petroleum).  
However it's significantly more expensive than polyurethane epoxy resin. 
Bioresin also has a much slower setting time (12-24hrs), so I'll need to make multiple silicone moulds to increase my production rate.  This takes more time and financial investment.
For this project to be successful I also need to invest in some larger casting equipment to ensure each sculpture is flawless.

Project Cost breakdown:

  • Bulk buying bio-resin to cover production run = £700 
  • Silicone for multiple sculpture moulds = £250 
  • Large pressure pot for casting = £450
  • Compressor for casting = £250
  • LED tea lights = £100
  • Kickstarter fees and bank charges (~10% of pledges) = £250 
  • packaging and shipping costs = £500

Total needed = £2500

I need your help to raise funds in order to bring this project to life.
Pre-order sales through this Kickstarter campaign will enable me to fund a production run of this handmade light sculpture.

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REWARDS...

COSMIC NIGHT OWL - PURPLE MOON EDITION

Purple Moon Edition - light on / light off
Purple Moon Edition - light on / light off

 

Cosmic Night Owl - Purple Moon Edition
Cosmic Night Owl - Purple Moon Edition

The Cosmic Night Owl - Purple Moon edition - is cast in a purple bioresin, with purple and silver sparkles and stars encased in the resin.  
This version is not only an illuminated sculpture, but it also glows in the dark...  so once the light is turned off, the blue ghost of an owl will glow through the night.

The sculpture stands 9cm tall (3.5") and has a hollow in the base which sits over a purple LED tea light. Each sculpture comes with one waterproof LED tea light and battery.

* Please note : This tea light is not fixed to the sculpture, so you can easily change the battery, and also use the sculpture with other LED tea lights of the same size if you wish.

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COSMIC NIGHT OWL - AURORA EDITION 

Cosmic Night Owl - Aurora Edition
Cosmic Night Owl - Aurora Edition

 

Cosmic Night Owl - Aurora Edition
Cosmic Night Owl - Aurora Edition

 

Cosmic Night Owl - Aurora Edition Daytime
Cosmic Night Owl - Aurora Edition Daytime

Inspired by the Northern Lights, the Aurora version of the Cosmic Night Owl changes colour through a glowing cycle of red, green and blue. The sculpture is cast in a light blue clear bio-resin, with blue and silver sparkles encased in the resin.  These sparkles add to the magic of the sculpture when they catch the light.  

The sculpture stands 9cm tall (3.5") and has a hollow in the base which sits over an RGB colour changing LED tea light.  
Each sculpture comes with one waterproof LED tea light and battery.

* Please note : This tea light is not fixed to the sculpture, so you can easily change the battery, and also use the sculpture with other LED tea lights of the same size if you wish.  

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COSMIC NIGHT OWL - SUNSET EDITION 

Cosmic Night Owl - Sunset Edition
Cosmic Night Owl - Sunset Edition

 

Cosmic Night Owl - Sunset Edition Daytime
Cosmic Night Owl - Sunset Edition Daytime

The Cosmic Night Owl - Flame Edition is cast in an orange clear bio-resin, with golden sparkles encased in the resin. 

The sculpture stands 9cm tall (3.5") and has a hollow in the base which sits over a warm white LED tealight.
Each sculpture comes with one waterproof LED tealight and battery. 

* Please note : This tea light is not fixed to the sculpture, so you can easily change the battery, and also use the sculpture with other LED tea lights of the same size if you wish.

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COSMIC NIGHT OWL - TWILIGHT EDITION

Cosmic Night Owl - Twilight Edition
Cosmic Night Owl - Twilight Edition

 

Twilight Cosmic Night Owl
Twilight Cosmic Night Owl


The Twilight Cosmic Night Owl is a hand painted edition, and comes in shades of cerulean blue and teal, with silver highlights.

The sculpture stands 9cm tall (3.5")

* This sculpture does not come with a light.

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COSMIC RAINBOW OWL - KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE

Kickstarter Exclusive Cosmic Rainbow Owl
Kickstarter Exclusive Cosmic Rainbow Owl

This Cosmic Rainbow Owl sculpture stands 5cm tall, and is hand-painted in a rainbow colour fade with gold eyes and highlights.  

This is the first edition of this Cosmic Owl sculpture, and the rainbow colourway is only available to order through this Kickstarter campaign.

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SILVER COSMIC OWL NECKLACE

Silver Cosmic Owl Necklace
Silver Cosmic Owl Necklace

This reward is for a solid silver Cosmic Owl pendant, measuring 3cm tall. The silver pendant comes boxed with a solid silver 18 inch chain.

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MINI COSMIC OWLS :

Mini Cosmic Owl Clear Resin Sculptures
Mini Cosmic Owl Clear Resin Sculptures

 

Mini Cosmic Owl Sculptures
Mini Cosmic Owl Sculptures
  • The £20 reward tier is for a set of 5 mini Cosmic Owl sculptures.  
    You will receive one of each of the 5 designs, and every one will be a different colour.  
    These sculptures are cast in a tinted clear bio-resin with glitter sparkles encased inside.  They vary in size from 2 - 3cm tall.
  • The £10 reward tier is for 2 mini Cosmic Owl sculptures - a random combination of varying designs and colours.  This reward also comes with a Muju thank you postcard.

 

Examples of 2 x mini Cosmic Owl reward
Examples of 2 x mini Cosmic Owl reward

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2 X COSMIC NIGHT OWL LIGHTS :

Cosmic Night Owl - Aurora and Sunset Edition
Cosmic Night Owl - Aurora and Sunset Edition

 

Cosmic Night Owl - Aurora and Sunset Light
Cosmic Night Owl - Aurora and Sunset Light

This reward tier is for 2 Cosmic Night Owl lights.  This can be for 2 x Aurora, 2 x Sunset, or for one of each edition.  
If you select this reward we will message you at the end of the Kickstarter to find out which 2 owl lights you would like.

These sculptures stand 9cm tall (3.5")

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ADD-ONS:

If you want to add-on any extras to your chosen reward you can!  
After the campaign ends I will send out a survey to each backer to finalize what you want to add-on, to make sure you get exactly what you pledged for.  

You can adjust your pledge amount at any point to add extras to your reward options. Here's some example options:

  • Add £10 to your pledge = receive 2 mini Cosmic Owls (as well as your chosen reward)
  • Add £20 = set of 5 mini Cosmic Owls
  • Add £25 = silver Cosmic Owl necklace

If you have any questions about add-on options you can message me for more details!

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Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges in completing this project are minimal. We have already reached the stage in production where the original sculpt is complete, and we have made the first silicone mould.

The prototype Cosmic Night Owls have been successful, so we are able to start production immediately. We are experienced in casting resin sculptures, so do not foresee any problems arising.
We also don't anticipate any problems with the supply of bio-resin, as we have already secured a supplier.

We already have 4 successful Kickstarter campaigns under our belt, and will be using all the experience we gained from our previous kickstarters to help with this project.

We have set realistic goals for the production times of the different rewards in this Kickstarter. The 2 versions of the Cosmic Night Owl lights will be open editions, but we will make them available in batches with varying delivery dates. This is to allow us time to fulfill all the reward pledges within a reasonable time frame.

We will also keep all our backers updated with the production process so they know when to expect their rewards to arrive.

We are ready to bring this project to life if you are too :)

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    2 x Mini Cosmic Owls

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    Silver Cosmic Owl Necklace

    Solid Silver Cosmic Owl necklace
    The Owl is 3cm tall and comes with an 18 inch silver chain.

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    1 x Cosmic Night Owl - AURORA EDITION

    You will receive one Cosmic Night Owl light. This reward is for the Aurora edition - cast in a clear blue bio-resin. The Aurora Cosmic Night Owl sculpture comes with a colour changing RGB tea light.

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    1 x Cosmic Night Owl - SUNSET EDITION

    You will receive one Cosmic Night Owl light. This reward is for the Sunset edition - cast in a clear orange bio-resin. The Sunset Cosmic Night Owl sculpture comes with a warm white tea light.

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    1 x Cosmic Night Owl - Purple Moon

    You will receive one Cosmic Night Owl light. This reward is for the Purple Moon (GID) edition - cast in a clear purple bio-resin. This owl sculpture comes with a purple tea light. The Purple Moon owl also glows in the dark.

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    1 x Cosmic Night Owl - TWILIGHT EDITION

    Receive one painted Cosmic Night Owl sculpture. The Twilight edition comes in a blue/teal/silver colourway. Each one will vary slightly as they are all painted by hand.

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    2 x Cosmic Night Owl Lights

    You will receive two Cosmic Night Owl sculptures with two LED tea lights included.

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    1 x Owl Light + 1 x painted Owl

    Receive one Cosmic Night Owl Light (including LED tea light) and one handpainted Cosmic Night Owl sculpture

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    3 x Cosmic Owl Lights

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    Owl Collector reward

    This reward is for 2 x Cosmic Night Owl lights, 1 x box of mini Cosmic Owls and 1 x handpainted Cosmic Night Owl sculpture

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    4 x Cosmic Night Owl Lights

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    SUPER Owl Collector reward

    This reward is for one of every Owl reward available. This includes 3 x Cosmic Night Owl lights (1 = Glow in the dark), 1 x box of mini Cosmic Owls, 1 x handpainted Cosmic Night Owl (Twilight sculpture) and 1 x Kickstarter exclusive Cosmic Rainbow Owl.

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