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Monday, February 17, 2014

tiny teapots


(tiny teapots by Gary Rith)
We had a young visitor the other day who noticed a couple of very small pots I had made a few years ago, one was 1" scale (1" to a foot) and the other a little bigger, no scale.  The smaller at one inch scale does not work and is simply a teapot shaped item, the bigger does, the spout being big enough to pour through. I don't know how easy it would be to make a pouring spout which is smaller than a piece of grass!
ANYWAY, the visitor was curious about it all, saying that it is stuff Barbie could use, and a pitcher she saw the size of a thumb would be good for American Girl.  I have no idea what scale those dolls are, but I made this yellow pair...one is not useable at one inch scale, the large holds a spoonful of tea and pours :)  Have a great Monday!

7 comments:

Elaine said...

American Girl dolls are VERY popular. You should find their measurements and make a tea-set that fits them and their little owners.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

thanks, good point: just looked it up, it is 2 inch scale, as in 2 inches = one foot :)

Lori Buff said...

Very sweet. I know a Georgia artist that makes tiny teapots also. I'm not sure how you all do them, they seem very difficult. They are also very popular.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Gorgeous tiny teapots. I made a miniature tea set for two of my granddaughters...and maybe a few pieces still haven't been been broken. It took me just about as long as making full size teapots, cups, saucers, creamers etc.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Those are precious.

Michèle Hastings said...

those are sweet! i love minis and have a collection of mini vases sitting on the kitchen window sill. they are all made by jeff, i am not that good at making them.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

My 8 year old self is DYING over those teapots. Oh who am I kidding? The 48 year old me is dying too! Fabulous!!!!

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