Art Of Toys is proud to be able to present the beautiful one of a kind porcelain artwork of NIADA artist Stephanie Blythe with one of her Classic Teacup pieces that always be a treasure for years to come.
From 1979 through 1996 Stephanie Blythe collaborated with Susan Snodgrass creating miniature dolls 1/12 scale dolls for people who had historic doll houses. They soon found that these people were, with good reason, very particular about the authenticity of the costumes of the dolls they would put in their house. This was creatively restricted for the two talented artists. That’s when they decided to try something where they had no “rules”.
Creating straight from their imaginations, they began making tiny fairies that were so delicate that they often curled up inside of antique tea cups or champagne glasses, and were adorned with real butterfly wings. Stephanie and Susan specialized in making “teacup fairies,” which are now widely imitated by dollmakers around the globe. Stephanie has always been drawn to small things since she was a child and always the smallest one in her class. As a child she would spend hours in the woods playing with fairies and fashioning little plates and cups from tiny acorns. She liked making things in miniature because it draws you into her world and can be intimate and mesmerizing. Stephanie enjoys including intricate detail so that living with her work is contemplative and a constant discovery. The diminutive size also enables the viewer the opportunity to hold some of them in the palm of their hand for a closer, more intimate look.
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