Fairy Door with butterflies
When I was a child, I thought that just because you couldn't see something, that didn't mean it didn't exist. I was also fascinated by miniature things; everything from dollhouses to books about The Borrowers. I do still love miniatures, and I like to think that some of my childhood magic belief comes out in these wonderful fairy doors. Just because you knock on one and nobody answers right away, it doesn't mean the door will never open.
These doors come in three sizes; small (pixie; 3 inches tall), medium (fairy, 5 inches tall), and large (gnome, 7 inches tall) and will have a variety of decorations... from flowers, to acorns, to little bits of art... anything a fairy might want to see when they come home. I have many ideas for what to put on these doors and each door will be just a little bit different from the others - I have no plans to make exact replicas but rather to theme them (flowers; acorns; birds; etc.). At this point I am not taking custom orders on them, although I may in the future.
The small, the Pixie, is three inches tall and weighs about three ounces.
The medium, the Fairy, is five inches tall and weighs about eight ounces.
The large, the Gnome, is seven inches tall and weighs about a pound.
(Weight may vary depending on what the door is decorated with and/or how much decoration it contains.)
These fairy doors are glazed and able to be kept outside year round in all sorts of weather. You can also attach them to a tree to make them a little more sturdy in the outdoors by using the attached hook (see photo). They would also look cute on a bookshelf, along the baseboard in a child's room, hidden in the corner of your favorite coffee shop... the possibilities are endless (and I would love to see photos of where you put them).
I learned ceramics like an old-school apprentice, at the feet of my grandmother who had a studio in the 1950s and 1960s, and many of the pieces I make are from now-vintage molds that she bought then. These fairy doors are hand-built from slab-rolled clay and I use a combination of handbuilding, slipcasting, and sprig molds to make the door decoration. My pieces are unique, hand painted, and proudly made in my own home studio.