Raggedy Sam By Sam Marshall
Welcome to Raggedysam
2019 continues to be a busy time for me. Teaching full time and University is leaving me very short of time for my art. I am taking a break from attending sales events for a while until later in the year.
My etsy shop remains open for business with a small selection of items which I list as and when I get time to make them.
Sorry but I am unable to take any commission orders for the time being.
These cute little hand crafted houses have taken over my life, every single one I lovingly make is completely unique, some may look similar but I find it impossible to do two the same but that is the nature of art isn’t it and that is why I love it. Hours of care, detail and attention goes into each one, even down to its little gift box.
Each little polymer clay fairy house night light starts its life as a glass jar and sometimes it is the shape of the jar that inspires the style of the house which can be anything from a little toadstool dwelling to a spooky mystical tower. I do not use moulds or any fancy tools other than my hands - I don’t even draw a design; they just seem to evolve as I go along - straight from my imagination.
Windows are cut away into the clay giving them real glass windows and the little light inside shines through. With a flickering light glowing through the windows it looks just like on of our little ethereal friends is at home enjoying a cosy fireside.
I love taking them to markets and craft and artisan fairs, the looks on peoples faces when they see them is just magical and brightens my day.
All polymer clay items are suitable for indoor or outdoor use so my artworks make fantastic decorations for all around the home and garden.
A FAIRY’S house stands in a wood,
Midst fairy trees and flowers,
Where daisies sing like little birds
Between the sun and showers,
And grasses whisper tiny things
About this world of ours.
Such flowers are there beside the way,
Lilies and hollyhocks:
Blow off their stalks to tell the time
Tall dandelion clocks;
While harebells ring an hourly chime
Like a wound musicbox.
Some day shall we two try to find
This strange enchanted place?
Go hand in hand through flowerlit woods
Where living trees embrace—
And suddenly, as in a dream,
Behold a fairy’s face!
Fairyland - Maud Keary
Most of the Magical little doors that I make measure only around three inches tall, I like to keep them small so that they will fit neatly onto most modern skirting boards.
Who doesn't want a magical little door in their room, it makes it much easier for the tooth fairy and her freinds to come in and play.
My little doors are tried and tested and are carefully placed in houses and gardens all around the world.
One of my larger doors has even appeared on a local church wall.
Thank you for visiting my website I hope you like it and find the time to have a good browse - and please share...
If you would like to treat yourself or someone you love to a unique piece of my artwork please visit me at a local sales event or visit my Etsy shop which is always open and easy to use.