Saturday, June 4, 2011

Potting Mandrake Seedlings

We avid fantasy fans all remember the scene in 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' (2002) when the pupils of Hogwarts had to re-pot mandrake... but if you're not familiar with this 'magical' plant, here's a snippet from the Harry Potter wiki:

"A Mandrake, also known as Mandragora, is a plant which has a root that looks like a human (like a baby when the plant is young, but maturing as the plant grows)...Whenever unearthed, the root screams."

Even Shakespeare referenced the mythological cries:

"Shrieks like mandrakes' torn out of the earth."
(Romeo and Juliet)

Fun stuff. But don't forget, neither Shakespeare nor Rowling invented mandrake for their prose. It does in fact exist and can indeed resemble a human form.

And now onto my interpretation of the famous plant! I've spent the day in the potting shed with these little seedlings, and here are a few snaps. 1:12 (one inch) scale and entirely handmade by myself without the use of molds, and out of polymer clay. Available at my online store shortly.

And to give you an idea of scale, here they are on my iPhone! ;)

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  1. Your work is absolutely beautiful! I became a follower recently and I've been enjoying your work so much! With everyone copying everyone, it's a real delight to find someone with such a personal and unique style :).

  2. Amazing! I want the whole table as it is. :)
    A big hug.

  3. Precioso¡¡¡ y muy bien hecho, como muy divertido y tierno a la vez, un beso enorme