fairy houses 2015: ceramic abodes

Fairy House blog-1For this year’s Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall exhibit, I invited some new builders with fresh interpretations of the fairy house concept. I’ve always thought that ceramic artists could bring a unique perspective, so I asked 3 local potters to take part.

They were all thrilled and excited to make something for the show and each artist spent a good part of the winter and spring experimenting, constructing, glazing and firing their clay pieces. Each potter made multiple dwellings, creating a neighborhood, with many parts. Perhaps it’s because they are used to production work and couldn’t stop at just one! Ron Geering, Teesa Morgan and Kim Sheerin have all outdone themselves and in many respects, their houses are the stars of the show!

I’m encouraging everyone I see to go up to Highfield to experience the display. So many people assume that the exhibit is just for children and picture fairy crazy little girls flitting about, but it’s really an art show for all ages, men and women, boys and girls. If you live near enough to visit, please pick up a map inside (it’s free, but donations are appreciated) and start your search! I will be showing more pictures in the weeks to come, so that everyone can get a glimpse at these extraordinary dwellings.

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Rhodo’s Rocky Roost by Tessa Morgan

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Tessa Morgan

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Tessa Morgan

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Tessa Morgan

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Tessa Morgan

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Tessa Morgan

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Kimberland by Kim Sheerin

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Kim Sheerin

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Kim Sheerin

5 thoughts on “fairy houses 2015: ceramic abodes

  1. Oh how Creative and so Adorable!
    I purchased a few miniature ceramic houses for a future miniature garden from JoAnn’s fabrics at Halloween last year. Theirs light up. I wonder if any of these do?
    GOD Bless,
    Rebecca

  2. They are lovely. It would be so nice to publish a book with pictures of all the fairy houses displayed at Highfield Hall. It would satisfy those of us unable to make the trek to the Cape :). I would buy several copies :).

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