Tom LaBonty Gives Thrift Store Ceramics Macabre Makovers

By: Meghan Young - Oct 22, 2014
References: etsy & neatorama
With Halloween just around the corner, it is only natural that people would be interested such creations as the porcelain figurine art of Tom LaBonty. Giving thrift store finds macabre makeovers, he converts familiar characters into the stuff of nightmares. From a clown wielding a bloody butcher knife to Princess Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty, sporting a KISS-like makeup look, the porcelain figurine art is disturbing on many levels.

Based in Portland, Oregon, the artist could easily create a house of horrors based around his porcelain figurine art collection. Selling them on his Etsy shop, Coffin Collector, his work appears to be more of a twisted hobby than a profession. He writes, "For entertainment, I buy cute thrift store figurines and mess with them." Perhaps others will be tempted to exercise their own creativity in this way.