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Hazle’s Tea Party

Hazle Ceramics 1990-2015
This marks Hazle’s 25th Year and also 150 years since Alice in Wonderland‘s debut in 1865. Hazle’s early low-relief clay models at her first exhibition in Woodstock Museum near Oxford included several inspired by John Tenniel’s original Alice images. Details from the Alice in Wonderland and The Looking Glass tales are on the ceramic.

 Hazle’s title comes from “The Mad Tea Party”, said to be based on one of Alice’s birthday parties in the Deanery garden. The March Hare and the Dormouse take perpetual tea with the Mad Hatter. His top hat is on the wall. All three prints here are Royal Mail Alice Anniversary stamps.

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Hazle Ceramics
Hazle’s Ceramic Tea Party
Limited Painting of 25
on Oxford Alice

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 The model is based on the red Alice Gift Shop on St Aldgate’s in Oxford. A former grocery, author Lewis Carroll aka Charles Dodgson bought sweets for Alice Liddell and her sisters here. It is The Old Sheep Shop in the Looking Glass tale.

 In the Deanery garden of Christ Church College at Oxford University, this tiny door leads to the church. Like doors in “Alice” it was locked. Even her father the Dean had to go the long way round! Maths don Dodgson saw the Liddells play here from his upper office. Still standing, Alice’s cat Dinah sat in the horse chestnut here like the Cheshire Cat!

 The White Rabbit’s pocket watch is on the ceramic. He was based on Alice’s father - often late and in a hurry! Alice follows the rabbit and a Drink Me bottle shrinks her so she can’t reach a garden door key. An Eat Me cake makes her too big. Both phrases are on the red window. The Duchess is on the roof with a crowned Alice. Both are in The Looking Glass book with Humpty Dumpty and The Garden of Live Flowers, who are on the ceramic too.

 “Grinning like a Cheshire Cat” is a well known saying from the Wonderland book.

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