Thieves stole a Dehua porcelain sculpture, with a cream white glaze, of seven fairies in a boat, which is 30cm (11.8ins) in both height and length from Durham University Oriental Museum in a night raid. Durham Police are looking for three men . The item is from the Qing Dynasty, the last imperial dynasty in China, from 1644 to 1911. They also took a large green jade bowl, dating from 1769, part of the collection of Sir Charles Hardinge, a British collector of jades and hardstones. A Chinese poem is written inside.The estimated value of both pieces was £1.8m.
If you should be offered either of these pieces which are likely to have been stolen to order for a foreign collector please contact Durham police or Fairiesworld or their collaborators worldwide . A substantial reward is offered for the safe return of these items
My dear collectors and friends,
It is 2012 and my 20th anniversary since I have been creating art dolls and figures as a professional artist and designer.
To celebrate this event, I thought it might interest you to see some of my works. This first available edition of hardcover picture books measures 21cm( 8,5″) x 28cm ( 11″)
I´ll start here with “Witches”
In this book you´ll find full size pictures which show more than 50 handmade figures, characters and dolls, miniatures in 1/12th scale as well as bigger figures.
The last page has credits with information and addresses from artist friends who have made some of the accessories and buildings I have used in the photos.
Printed in Germany, that´s why I had to calculate a fixed price in Euro. Price in US$ may change daily due to the exchange rate. Now available at my online shop www.etsy.com/shop/xmasliesl
2011 from Snow Fairy an amazing winning wonder horse, a true fairy filly with wings, to new fairy books, films, theatre, and television media. Interest is renewed in this difficult world of unrest and recession as humankind searches for something endearing for new generations in this age of instant communication and the need to understand the world we live in, and how to protect it for the future. Far afield in Pakistan not normally associated with fairies this new recognition does not go unnoticed. Lets hope 2012 and beyond will fulfill everyones hopes of peace and understanding between nations for the sake of our Earth and all we hold dear.
A Fairy catches sight of her reflection in the lake at The Enchanted Manor on the Isle of Wight. Photographer Russell Clarke captures this magical moment of Myrea Pettit, famed artist and author of Flowers Fairies and Butterflies as she flits among the lake and trees to the lilting sounds of Loreena McKennitt’s Bonny Potmore.
Fairies dance to the amazing musical skill of Akim Camara when he was five years old in 2006 playing Felix Mendelssohn’s ‘Dance of the Fairies’ with André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.
The clip is taken from the DVD André Rieu Live in New York City
My little devil got her A level results today and her place to study Classical Civilization at Leeds University, ‘you little devil’ never knew you had it in you then! Congratulations! from your Mummy Fairy. (read more here)