This exhibit features creative, one-of-a-kind, ceramic critters hand-made by Debbie Limoli (one of our talented teaching artists!)

This exhibit is dedicated to Angela Limoli (11/11/1922 – 10/29/2020). Angela was  lover of art, especially Debbie’s creations, and supported Debbie in many ways, including helping her purchase her first kiln. 

Enjoy a video of the exhibit here. Photography by Myron Dorf.

Click on images below to scroll through the exhibit.

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains un-awakened.” Anatole France 

A self-described animal nut, teaching artist Debbie Limoli displays her art at galleries and shows across the Northeast.  The works are called “CustomCrittersByDeb” as her work displays her passion for all creatures of nature. Her best ability for her self-taught art is to place personality and soul into each piece and make them affordable, handmade and one of a kind. Her hands crave clay!  Limoli has lived in Warren for 35 years while raising her two sons and a slew of critters! Limoli has her own kiln and studio in her home.

All works are for sale and can be purchased through Farmstead Arts Center. Dimensions are given are in inches. Prices are in US dollars.  Prices listed do not include tax or shipping.

Funds for this event have been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

Questions & How to Purchase

As our offices are closed due to state restrictions, please email us at admin@farmsteadarts.org with any questions you have or to purchase art work.

When emailing please provide the following information:

  • Name of the piece
  • Any questions you have or request to purchase
  • Your name and contact information (email, telephone number)
  • Best way or time to reach you by telephone
  • City, State

All items are for sale. Dimensions are given are in inches. Prices are in US dollars. Prices listed do not include tax or shipping.

We will answer your email and arrange a time to contact you for credit card payment information over the phone. We will email you a receipt. To save on shipping costs, and if you and the artist agree, arrangements will be made to pick up the item(s) at a mutually agreed to location. If pick up is not possible, shipping costs will be added to the purchase price.

Custom Orders for the Holidays - Order by Nov 15

Looking for a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted gift for a friend or family member (or yourself?)

Debbie creates custom pieces and welcomes the opportunity to create a truly unique piece from a photograph of your pet or favorite animal or based on your idea (favorite woodland or sea creature, colors, vase, dish or other).

Email Debbie (customcrittersbydeb@yahoo.com) with your idea (and photograph if you have one) and she will contact you with a price quote. Prices depend on subject matter (how complicated the piece is) and the size.  An average pet sculpture is $130. Photos are taken during the creation process and sent to you for approval each step of the way.

Custom pieces take less than 2 weeks to create. To have in time for the holidays, orders are needed by November 15.

Gift certificates are also available.



Upcoming Events

  • Virtual Holiday Shopping Boutique
    December 4, 2020

  • Gallery Hours - Closed
    December 6, 2020|1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Virtual Holiday Shopping Boutique
    December 7, 2020

Made possible, in part, by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. 

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Our office and gallery is temporarily closed to the public. The best way to reach us is by email at admin@farmsteadarts.org.    We hope to reopen soon!

Our art classes and art exhibits are now online.

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