Miniature Pottery Jar Hand Carved in Glowing Porcelain Clay with Two Handles Half Inch Scale 1:24 by Maddie Gerig Shelly

Miniature Pottery Jar Hand Carved in Glowing Porcelain Clay with Two Handles Half Inch Scale 1:24 by Maddie Gerig Shelly

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ABOUT THIS PIECE
A half inch scale miniature pottery jar/vase glazed in white to emphasize the beautiful transparent quality of this porcelain clay. A very delicate vase with hand-carved linear detail with two delicate handles. 1: 24-inch scale, minimalist vase/jar.

ABOUT
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 and one-of-a-kind artisan miniature.

BIO
Madeline Gerig Shelly is a ceramic miniaturist and abstract expressionist painter from Goshen, Indiana. 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 recently graduated from Goshen College with a B.A. in Fine Art. Over the course of her time at Goshen College, she apprenticed with six artists across the United States and has received numerous awards for her work including the Maple Scholars Research Grant in 2017, in which she designed and built her own miniature pottery wheel. Gerig Shelly has also held a variety of positions in the arts, writing, and social work, serving as in roles such as resident volunteer in an Atlanta Catholic Worker House and as a preschool art teacher in Ayacucho, Peru. She and her husband Ben recently relocated to Buffalo, NY.


ARTIST 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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