I made all of these vessels and tea sets out of clay because I wanted to honor my love of nature in a way that was both beautiful and functional.

Due to my severe chronic illness, I did most of the sculpting from my bed. Since I just sculpt with my hands and a few simple tools, I'm a really tidy worker. Each set took me weeks to complete since I absolutely love including lots of detail. I wonder, what should I make next?

Rather than offering these for sale, I plan to live out one of my biggest dreams in life: to put some real-life treasure out into the world! Can you guess which sets I plan on hiding?

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Amanita-inspired teacups and saucers for a fairy tea party

Amanita-inspired teacups and saucers for a fairy tea party

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T.Milly
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm in love with these little cups. I'd like to have a tea party in the forest while sitting on a big wad of moss by a babbling brook.

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#2

I love the serenity of this sea urchin-inspired tea set

I love the serenity of this sea urchin-inspired tea set

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#3

What do you think of these mussel shell pasta plates with barnacles on the backs? I fired them an extra time to make them iridescent

What do you think of these mussel shell pasta plates with barnacles on the backs? I fired them an extra time to make them iridescent

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#4

Hope you like bees - this set has giant honeybees as the teacup handles

Hope you like bees - this set has giant honeybees as the teacup handles

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Samantha Lomb
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They are pretty but I wonder how it is holding on to that handle with the thick bee and delicate wings

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#5

I love this giant snail teapot and the matching cups

I love this giant snail teapot and the matching cups

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#6

Rose petal plates

Rose petal plates

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#7

Poppy seedheads inspired this tea set. The cup lids come off and act as little plates for treats

Poppy seedheads inspired this tea set. The cup lids come off and act as little plates for treats

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Annie
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So creative and unique! I'd love to own this set!

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Barnacle cups

Barnacle cups

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#9

I had to make two snail tea sets because I just couldn't decide which colors I wanted to glaze them

I had to make two snail tea sets because I just couldn't decide which colors I wanted to glaze them

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TG Davis
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The other set seems more realistic, but I like these colors better!

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Teacups inspired by embers

Teacups inspired by embers

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Ivo H
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a original idea! Never seen anything like this before.

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#11

These colorful chalices were inspired by monarch butterflies about to hatch from their chrysalises

These colorful chalices were inspired by monarch butterflies about to hatch from their chrysalises

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#12

Strawberries remind me of the shape of ancient vessels called "Amphorae" so of course I had to make my own strange version of this ancient ceramic shape

Strawberries remind me of the shape of ancient vessels called "Amphorae" so of course I had to make my own strange version of this ancient ceramic shape

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Judy Reynolds
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They must have taken a lot of time to make - all the detail in them!

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#13

I made two sea urchin tea sets because I couldn't pick between green or purple. Which do you like best?

I made two sea urchin tea sets because I couldn't pick between green or purple. Which do you like best?

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#14

These four elements dragon cups were really fun to sculpt! They are glazed in a black glaze with lots of sparkles

These four elements dragon cups were really fun to sculpt! They are glazed in a black glaze with lots of sparkles

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Amaranthim Talon
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If they are cups, they will need a separate stand.. Beautiful though!

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#15

I made these cups inspired by fossils, with a base of real fossilized sea urchin spines

I made these cups inspired by fossils, with a base of real fossilized sea urchin spines

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