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Meiklejohn, Alex

Alex is one of the unsung artists of the miniature world. His pottery is hand thrown and hand molded using many different clays and glazes. He has recently slowed down his show schedule and is traveling less, so although his wares are found in most brick and mortar miniature shops, they may not be for much longer.

I am showing you now some of his wonderful miniature "face jugs". Face jugs were first made in the early 1800's, perhaps in Massachusetts, and definitely in South Carolina through the Civil War era. Early jugs are thought to have been created by African slaves. Examples of early full size jugs are rare and sell for mega-bucks.  In the early 1900's with the revived interest in folk art, potters began creating face jugs once again. Today, potters continue to create face jugs of all descriptions. These will be perfect not only in an ordinary colonial home, but anytime after the folk art revival of the early twentieth century. These items are one of a kind. Alex has signed all of these jugs.



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2 Orange Mugs, Hot Cider Anyone?

2 Orange Mugs, Hot Cider Anyone?

Nice high-gloss glaze and swoopy handles make these large mugs worth finding a setting for!  The interiors are ivory, so any "liquid"...


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4 Black Pottery Mugs, Soup Crocks, Meiklejohn

4 Black Pottery Mugs, Soup Crocks, Meiklejohn

Gun-metal black with a beautiful matte glaze, these mugs are a bit large for coffee in 1:12 scale, but are great it you're mini people are...


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Alex Meiklejohn Hollow Jack-O-Lantern and Bonus!

Alex Meiklejohn Hollow Jack-O-Lantern and Bonus!

Alex has thrown some wonderful original Halloween pottery pumpkins for us in vivid orange with wire and bead handles.  Some I have lit, some I...


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Alex Meiklejohn Lighted Jack-O-Lantern

Alex Meiklejohn Lighted Jack-O-Lantern

Alex threw pottery pumpkins in 1:12 scale with openings into which I put 12 volt candle flame bulbs.  You can light them one of three...


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Bright Pottery Jug, Meiklejohn

Bright Pottery Jug, Meiklejohn

Another of Alex Meiklejohn's shiny glaze on this 1" tall jug.  What a great fantasy piece for your mini witch or Halloween party! ...


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Gun-Metal Black Teapot, Meiklejohn

Gun-Metal Black Teapot, Meiklejohn

Lovely teapot has a wonderful silvery matte sheen to it and a removable lid.  You could pour tea from it if you wanted to!  (Oh don't...


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Meiklejohn Pottery Bowls

Meiklejohn Pottery Bowls

Two bowls with shiny glaze, hand-thrown by Alex Meiklejohn are not precisely the same size, but nest perfectly.  Both are signed by the...


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Olive Oil Vessel by Meiklejohn

Olive Oil Vessel by Meiklejohn

Unique handle pot with two glazes, the top sage colored glossy and the bottom, sandstone brown flat glaze. (I do not have a vocabulary for pottery!)...


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Spittoon by Alex Meiklejohn

Spittoon by Alex Meiklejohn

Hand-thrown 1:12 scale spittoon in two tone brown with sloped rim and emptying hole in the side is 3/4" in diameter. I've never seen another...


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Two Pinched Pottery Vases, Alex Meiklejohn

Two Pinched Pottery Vases, Alex Meiklejohn

Two vases thrown and "pinched" for a modern look have a high-gloss glaze.  The orange vase is a deeper red-orange color than the photo...


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