I have been collecting pieces by Scottish miniaturist Jacqueline Dunn for a long while now. I usually try and include at least one of her pieces in each of my projects.
The tiny bunny teapot was the first of her pieces I managed to win and it sits on the counter in my florist and gift shop.
I have a few witchy pieces including this tiny tuxedo cat pumpkin container. The lid is removable and so tiny. It sits in the fireplace of my witch house.
On the mantlepiece is this wonderful Halloween cake tea pot. All Jacqueline's pieces are all hand made from clay and are so beautifully detailed.
I couldn't resist this wonderful witch in the box. It is going with my Hogwart's girlie along with all her other goodies and will be displayed in the bedroom of The Leaky Cauldron
I have only ever seen her pieces on Ebay and they are extremely popular. Each piece comes with its own hand painted box.
Jacqueline's work is extremely popular and some of her pieces reach very high prices. I have had to learn to be very patient in building up my collection.
This box contained.......
......the tiniest little raven perched on his own teeny pumpkin.
An Easter box........
.......for the prettiest white bunny teapot.
The pansy box was home to.....
......an English cottage teapot,
complete with its own shingled roof.
A tuxedo cat....
.......peeks from within a beautiful rosy teapot.
A rather darker box....
.......for a wizard's pitcher. A piece destined for the Leaky Cauldron of course.
A cute house.....
.......and a delightful toadstool cottage teapot.
My long term intention is to collect enough pieces for a shadow box display as well as including some favourite pieces within my projects.
I now set myself a price I am prepared to pay for each piece and leave the auction to run its course. Then it is always a nice surprise when I get lucky and I never worry about the hundreds that go above my budget.
See I am learning to be patient.
Pop over to have a look at her work. My photos do not do them justice at all. It is amazing that each piece averages at about 5/8ths of an inch!
Nice to be back posting again. Dad out of hospital and recovering well following a slightly worrying time that end up with him being transferred to a coronary ward. Puppy did not react well to my many absences and it feels like we have taken quite a few steps backwards, so time for a deep breath and start again! The cat will have his six very dashing stitches taken out on Monday so that should be the end of that saga. My son has had his first A2 exam, so that's one down two to go!!
Who knows I might even get time to make something next week!!!
Hope the rain doesn't ruin your Sunday wherever you are.