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Meet my One-of-a-kind Violet Candle Doll with yellow and cream hand-molded Ceramic Chamberstick.
This candle girl will be an original gift for a loved one, or to keep for yourself! Makes a lovely home decoration, I love how she looks by my books, on the bedside table… or at the apartment entrance. She brights my day!
She’s a candle,
a fighter against the darkness,
She smiles, looking up to the flame
clutched between her hands.
Light of my life, fire of my loins.
♥ Why Candle Dolls? And what about adding ceramics to ragdolls?
Because I do really love chambersticks and candles! I use to light my home with tiny candles. A hot cup of tea, a blanket, and a good reading make me feel cozy in autumn and wintery nights.
I created a small collection of ceramic chambersticks on the ceramic course I was attending and I thought it would be fun to make some candle dolls that match with them. I feel that cold and glazed ceramic needs something cozy and soft as stuffed fabric to counterbalance, as bone and flesh or a sprouted twig.
♥ Candle Girl #4
This cute art doll is part of a very Limited Collection of Mixed Media Dolls that I just start creating with ceramics.
Signed at the back and dated.
She is approx. 7.7″ high by 2.7″ wide (19,5 cm x 7 cm)
She was handmade using a violet cotton vintage floral fabric for the top and green cotton with white puffed threads for the long skirt. She’s stuffed with polyfill. Arms and face are from a peach-pink cotton fabric. Her hair is made in a coral pink mohair yarn, gathered at the back with a green felted bow. This mohair yarn is so smooth and brighten than it looks to have her hair on fire. She has two felted hands that hold a red flame-shaped felt.
I embroidered her face carefully, stitched a sheepish smile and two big brown eyes. Picked yellow felted circles for her chubby cheeks that brighten her face.
There’s a small velcro piece at the bottom of her body that sticks inside the capital of the chamberstick.
♥ Ceramic Chamberstick
Approx. 4.7″ long, 2.7″ wide by 1.9″ high (12 cm de largo x 7 cm de ancho x 5 cm de alto)
Chambertstick was shaped and molded roughly by hand from white grogged pottery clay. I added two leaves and a small ball next to the handle. I left it dry and polish. Then I painted the wax pan on a yellow engobe and added some white, pink and green dots. Handle and capital was left unpainted, showing the presence of grog that confers to clay a very interesting textured surface. After firing I applied a glossy glaze. It needed a second fire to be finished and ready to hold this lovely candle doll.
I glued a small piece of velcro inside the capital to stick the doll in.
Note that this ceramic piece is shaped in a very naive style, unique and full of imperfections.
She comes inside a sturdy cardboard box and packed in bubble wrap and colored tissue papers. I also designed and illustrated a cute vintage styled card to be ready for gift giving.
★ My candle dolls are stuffed toys and ceramics for grownups.
THEY ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.
For decorative use only.
They come from a smoke-free and pet-free household.
★ Clean with cold water by gentle hand washing.
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