Half Inch Scale Tiny Miniature Pottery Vase in Black and Gold Matte Glaze

Half Inch Scale Tiny Miniature Pottery Vase in Black and Gold Matte Glaze



This is a half inch scaled hand thrown miniature vase. It's glazed in my rustic matte black/gold glaze.

Maddie’s miniatures are a craft handed passed on 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, scaled 12-1in miniature.



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.


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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