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Inspired by a love of the ocean, this handmade sculpture by Muju Studio  celebrates the beauty of waves.
Inspired by a love of the ocean, this handmade sculpture by Muju Studio celebrates the beauty of waves.
41 backers pledged £2,975 to help bring this project to life.

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Starlight Nalu Muju
Starlight Nalu Muju

We've made our stretch goal and so here is the Starlight Nalu Muju sculpture.  This figure is now available!

The Nalu Muju
The Nalu Muju

ABOUT US

Muju Studio was founded by myself and my partner, and is based in St Ives, Cornwall, UK.  We are both artists, and although we specialise in different mediums, we work together exploring our shared creative vision - Mujuworld.

Team Muju
Team Muju

Mujuworld is an imaginary dimension filled with organic landscapes, inhabited by guardian spirits and elemental forces.  These characters come to life through drawings, prints, paintings and limited editions of resin sculptures.

Having a studio so close to the Atlantic Ocean means we spend a lot of time either watching or riding the waves.  It's these many experiences with the ever changing wave forms that inspired the latest Muju sculpture.  
As the ancient Hawaiians were the first wave riders, we felt their word for wave 'NALU' should be the name of this character.

We also both have a passion for film and photography, which was born out of a shared love of old film cameras.  We are always happy to explore the rugged landscapes of Cornwall looking for new locations to document our Muju sculptures.
Making our Kickstarter video was a collaboration of all the creative elements we love.
You can see more of our work on our website here : www.mujuworld.co.uk

We'd like to say a special thank you to East Forest for allowing us to use their track 'Hold On' in our video.
Go and check out more awesome music on their website: www.eastforest.org

Why we need your help..
The pre-production costs involved in releasing a new sculpture are high.
Bio-resin is a non-toxic and more sustainable material than traditional resin, however it is significantly more expensive.
Each Nalu sculpture is totally handmade and handpainted by ourselves, which requires a big investment of our time. 
Pre order sales will enable us to fund a production run of this handmade sculpture.

REWARDS...

Postcard Set:

Nalu Muju Postcard Set
Nalu Muju Postcard Set

This set of 4 postcards will be available through a number of different rewards.  Each postcard is 6x4" and has space on the back for messages.

Button Badges:

Muju Button Badges
Muju Button Badges

High Tides:

'High Tides' Muju T-shirt
'High Tides' Muju T-shirt
Muju 'High Tides' T-shirt Graphic
Muju 'High Tides' T-shirt Graphic

Wave Cushion:

Cosmic Wave Cushion
Cosmic Wave Cushion

This wave cushion has been handmade in the Muju Studio.  The front fabric is heavy cotton twill which has been digitally printed with a Muju Wave painting.  The cushion back is made from white fleece for extra comfort when hugging your wave!  
Size: 40cm x 46cm

Wave Forms Print:

Wave Forms
Wave Forms

Limited Edition 1/50  Giclee print.
Archival Acid and lignin free 315gsm Etching paper.
Signed and numbered by Mr Muju.
Size : 20cm x 29cm


CLEAR NALU MUJU:

Clear Nalu Muju Sculpture
Clear Nalu Muju Sculpture

This bioresin sculpture is cast using clear bioresin, with translucent turquoise overspray.  Standing 7 inches tall, this sculpture will come with it's own box and tag.  Everyone we make will be numbered and signed on the underside of their feet.

Ocean Blue Nalu Muju:

Ocean Blue Nalu Muju
Ocean Blue Nalu Muju

This is the 'Ocean Blue' colourway.  As they are all handpainted, there will be slight variations between each sculpture produced.  Each one will be signed and numbered on their feet, and come with a matching box and tag.  

Ocean Green Nalu Muju:

Ocean Green Nalu Muju
Ocean Green Nalu Muju

This is the 'Ocean Green' colourway. As they are all handpainted, there will be slight variations between each sculpture produced. Each one will be signed and numbered on their feet, and come with a matching box and tag.

Kickstarter Exclusive:

Rainbow Nalu Muju
Rainbow Nalu Muju

This Rainbow version of the Nalu Muju will only be available through this Kickstarter campaign.  This super limited edition sculpture will come in it's own box with a numbered tag.  The figure will also be signed and numbered on its feet.  Each one will also come with a signed set of 4 Nalu Muju postcards.  

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges in completing this project are very minimal. We have already reached the stage in production where the original sculpt is complete, and we have successfully made the silicone mould and begun casting production of the Nalu Muju sculptures. We have already created the first sculpture in each colourway, and we are experienced in casting and painting our own Muju figures, so do not foresee any problems arising.

If during the resin casting process a fault occurs with the silicone mould, production should only be delayed for a week. This would give us time to create a new mould before carrying on with the sculpture casting. This problem has never happened before with previous moulds, but it's good to address potential problems no matter how unlikely.

We don't anticipate any problems with the supply of bioresin. This will be sourced in the UK.

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

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    Thanks for your support. We will be forever grateful for your contribution :)

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    A set of 4 postcards, each with a different Nalu Muju photo on the front and plenty of room on the back to send messages to your friends around the globe!

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    A set of 4 postcards, 4 muju button badges and a thank you card from the Muju studio.

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    One 10x8" archive quality photographic print of one of the four Nalu Muju images featured in this campaign - signed by Muju.

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    HIGH TIDES : one organic cotton Muju T-shirt. Screenprinted in the Muju Studio. (Only available in large)

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    WAVE FORMS PRINT : A Ltd Edition archive quality giclee print. This print edition is limited to 50 and each one will be signed and numbered.

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    COSMIC WAVE : One wave cushion, handmade in the Muju Studio. This cosy wave has a digital print on the front and snuggly fleece on the back for extra comfort!

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    CLEAR NALU MUJU :
    Be one of the first people to own a Nalu Muju sculpture, cast in clear bioresin with turquoise tint details. Each one will be numbered so you know just how unique your Nalu is. The Nalu Muju sculpture will also come boxed with a special tag.

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    STARLIGHT NALU MUJU : This Nalu Muju sculpture is translucent and filled with glittering particles which catch the light in the daytime. At night it glows aqua blue in the dark!

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    OCEAN BLUE NALU MUJU :
    Be one of the first people to own an Ocean Blue Nalu Muju sculpture. Each one will be numbered and come with it's own box and special numbered tag.

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    OCEAN GREEN NALU MUJU :
    Be one of the first people to own an Ocean Green Nalu Muju sculpture. Each one will be numbered and come with it's own box and special numbered tag.

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    RAINBOW NALU MUJU :
    Own a rare Rainbow Nalu Muju sculpture. This colourway will be exclusive to Kickstarter. Each one will be numbered and come with it's own box and special numbered tag. We will also include a set of Nalu Muju postcards with this reward.

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    RAINBOW NALU MUJU : Own a rare Rainbow Nalu Muju sculpture. This colourway will be exclusive to Kickstarter. Each one will be numbered and come with it's own box and special numbered tag. We will also include a set of Nalu Muju postcards with this reward.

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    NALU MUJU SET :
    1 x Clear Nalu Muju and 1 x handpainted Nalu Muju (either in the Ocean Blue or Ocean Green colourway).

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    CREATE YOUR OWN NALU MUJU :
    Commission your very own custom Nalu Muju sculpture. You can chose your own colours and we will paint one just for you. Your unique Nalu Muju will come in it's own special box with the postcard set and a signed card from us.

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