Making tiny pots is not something I invented. Lots of potters still like making these little miniatures. We make them just for fun. They serve no purpose except maybe to hold tiny flowers or fruit, dollhouse decorations or just because they make you smile. And that is all they need to do.
Orville Seals shared his very comprehensive display of
"Louisville Kentucky Mini Jugs"
group that collects all size jugs, but as you can see, there are a lot of old tiny jugs out there to find.
Potters used them for advertising... to show shop owners what style, color and design pots they could make in a larger version and they would not have to travel around town to town in horse and buggy and lots of big, heavy, fragile pot samples..
And potters had children of their own to please and the neighborhood urchins at the potters shop as well.
I make hundreds of my tiny pots every year at shows and I am making hundreds of them in my studio this winter.
|My bigger kiln full of tiny pots.|