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Miniature Art Gallery

It occurs to me that all those years ago when I had a dollhouse, artwork just the size of an artist trading card would have been perfect for it. But – they didn’t exist then and so I spent my time making furniture for the house. Well, I guess you need to have a place to sit before you go out and get some art?

Here are two ATC’s, recently done.

Tiny Homes

I love dollhouses and tiny homes. I made some of my own earlier in the fall, in clay. Little vignettes of rooms. I got the idea while idly playing with some left over pieces from making tiles. I formed a couple of little half-rooms and then I decided to furnish them.

I liked making these and I’ve got some more ready to go into the kiln soon.

The technique is easy. I make the rooms, let them dry, and bisque them. Then I used black  Velvet underglaze and painted it over the entire piece, and then washed it off. The black adhered to the incised lines. I then painted the various colors as I wanted, using Velvet underglazes.  I fired these at cone 05 (for the terracotta ones) or cone 5 (for the stoneware ones).

They are all quite small, maybe 2-4″ at most.