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Cedar Creek's CUPful show is here! This annual event runs through Feb 26, and features hundreds of mugs and cups from across the United States. Find your favorite!

Cindy Pacileo

Cindy Pacileo has  loved the outdoors her entire life. As a child, she went for long walks every week with her family, and learned to love the shapes and colors of the woods and the creatures who made it their home.

She fell in love with pen and ink drawing, and was especially fascinated with creating textured patterns. This love of texture shows up strongly in her clay work, where she uses seashells, lace, and seed pods to texture details like owl eyes, llama fur, and bird wings.

Cindy began sculpting small animals in clay in 1972,  and three years later moved her studio to the mountains of North Carolina - where Little Guys came into being. She still pinches the personality into each Little Guy herself - and hand draws each little smile.

  • Hedgehog or Sloth

    Cindy Pacileo
    $16.00

    Trying to step back and take life at a slower pace? Just feel like "hanging out?" These adorable critters will remind you to take time to relax and...

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  • Bluebird or Cardinal

    Cindy Pacileo
    $16.00

    Bring a little fun to your life with this pair of bluebird and cardinal ornaments! Great for hanging around your home, or perching on your windowsi...

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  • Llama or Unicorn

    Cindy Pacileo
    $16.00

    Sure to bring a smile! These llamas and unicorns from North Carolina artist Cindy Pacileo are truly two of the cutest creatures around! What turns ...

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  • Playful Cats

    Cindy Pacileo
    $16.00

    These cats are just waiting to play! Place them around your home on a shelf or windowsill,  or perch next to your computer to brighten your day! S...

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  • Lion or Tiger

    Cindy Pacileo
    $16.00

    Lions and tigers don't usually live in the same habitat, but these lion and tiger Little Guys are great pals! In the wild, lions and tigers are kno...

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  • Crab or Shark

    Cindy Pacileo
    $16.00

    Little Guys crabs and sharks always get along! Have some fun with these sea creatures from North Carolina artist Cindy Pacileo! A thoughtful gift f...

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  • Playful Dogs

    Cindy Pacileo
    $16.00

    These playful dogs are sure to bring a smile to your face! Their happiness is infectious - perch on a window sill, counter, or next to your compute...

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  • Pig or Chicken

    Cindy Pacileo
    $16.00

    Bring the barnyard home with these farmyard friends from North Carolina artist Cindy Pacileo. A great gift for anyone who wants to shed their urban...

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  • Dogfish or Catfish

    Cindy Pacileo
    $16.00

    Little Guys catfish and dogfish always get along! Have some fun with these "fish" from North Carolina artist Cindy Pacileo! A thoughtful gift for t...

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  • Koala or Kangaroo

    Cindy Pacileo
    $16.00

    Bring a little fun to your life with this too cute koala or kangaroo! Now you can own a pint-sized version of Aussie marsupials that fit just about...

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  • Giraffe or Elephant

    Cindy Pacileo
    $16.00

    Just for fun! A tiny version of two of the largest animals that roam the Savannah! Great for hanging around your home or inspiring a budding zoolog...

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  • Honeybee or Ladybug

    Cindy Pacileo
    $16.00

    Nothing says spring here at the gallery like the arrival of honeybees and ladybugs in the garden! These adorable critters will remind you of spring...

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