Miniature Jar in Half Inch Scale with Two delicate handles. Made in Porcelain and Hand Painted with Rutile Glaze

Miniature Jar in Half Inch Scale with Two delicate handles. Made in Porcelain and Hand Painted with Rutile Glaze

50.00

ABOUT THIS PIECE
This is a half inch scale storage jar with handles. Made of porcelain and hand painted in a peachy beige glaze.

ABOUT
Maddie’s miniatures are a craft taught to her from her aunt, nationally recognized miniaturist Jane Graber. Maddie creates these tiny pieces using a wheel she built herself, her fingers and a needle tool. Each piece is handcrafted, one of a kind, and primarily in half inch scale. You can read more about her process and about her upcoming shows at her website www.madelinegerig.com
BIO

Maddie Gerig Shelly is a ceramic miniaturist and fine artist creating a variety of carefully crafted work from expressionist to realistic. She grew up surrounded by dogs, her three older sisters and orchard trees, all of which continue to influence her and her work.

Gerig Shelly graduated from Goshen College with a B.A. in Fine Art in 2017. She has apprenticed with over six artists across the United States and has received numerous awards for her work including a Maple Scholars Research Grant in which she designed and built her own miniature pottery wheel. Gerig Shelly is also represented in galleries, stores and online venues across the Midwest. Beyond her work as an artist and entrepreneur, she is active in her community serving in a variety of roles such as resident volunteer in an Atlanta Catholic Worker and as preschool art teacher in Ayacucho, Peru. She and her husband Ben currently live and work in Buffalo, NY.

STATEMENT

I am interested in capturing an intimate moment with the viewer: shared seconds of authenticity. Quiet forms, reflective mirror finishes and soft porcelain build the personality of my pieces and demonstrate my own search for authenticity and delight. The intimate scale of my miniatures begs the viewer to come close and relish the moment.

My work is the process of searching for the root of something very human and very tender.

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