Clay Architecture

April 5, 2012

I’m nuts over these teeny tiny clay houses! They’re made by an American artist named Laurie, who’s currently living in Holland —  just a few steps down a cobblestone road from Rembrandt’s birthplace.

For the colored houses, Laurie uses real pigments from the Old World, ground by a windmill in Holland. She offers architecture examples from Amsterdam, Italy, Paris — even the French countryside. I think they make the most charming collection. I want one of each!

Wouldn’t they make the cutest (tiny!) souvenir from a trip to Europe?

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 NellaBean April 5, 2012 at 7:00 am

Her sale section includes the sweetest little French farmhouse as a necklace. Swoon …


2 Emily April 5, 2012 at 7:22 am

Her color palette is lovely!


3 April Louise April 5, 2012 at 7:39 am

Wow these miniature clay houses are absolutely adorable!


4 Tania April 5, 2012 at 8:04 am

Oh my, oh my, oh my! Did you see that Greek windmill?
As an aside, I wish I was living in Holland this very instant.


5 hikooky April 5, 2012 at 8:15 am

I love, love, love these!


6 Kathleen April 5, 2012 at 9:03 am

Her little houses have been in my Etsy favorites for a while. So charming!


7 Meghan Beutler April 5, 2012 at 9:14 am

These are fantastic! I love architecture. Thanks for sharing.


8 RedChn Design Home April 5, 2012 at 9:37 am

Fantastic sweet houses Sculpture! And them it give people a warm feeling, I absolutely love them! Thanks for your sharing!


9 Jacqueline April 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

I love these as well! Thanks for sharing!


10 Sharon @ Discoveringblog April 5, 2012 at 11:47 am

I love them! The Cinque Terre cluster is so sweet. Thank you for sharing these – I think they are adorable!


11 CMN April 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

So timely, G! I just confirmed my flights to Amsterdam in two weeks. Even though its another business trip, I’m pretty certain there might be an hour to spare in order to track down tiny clay houses…

thanks for the tip!


12 Alissa April 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

These are so fun. I would love to have them lined up on my shelves.


13 Laurie Poast April 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

Gabrielle, thank you for such an absolutely lovely feature of my work! I’m ecstatic to be a part of your fantastic blog ;-) What a beautiful life you’ve created! I love living in Europe too. Merci beaucoup!


14 Lisa April 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm

What a beautiful feature! I’m a huge admirer of Laurie’s work and so glad to have been introduced to your blog. I can’t wait to read it in more detail. Greetings to France!


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