Hogwarts - The making of Hogwarts Castle in Miniature

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The making of a miniture version of Hogwarts Castle, so much more than a dolls house, is a dream come true for Sally Wallace. ...
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Hogwarts on the Map

Until recently, a pile of rubble near the Scottish village of Hogsmeade attracted little attention, until author J.K. Rowling let it slip that the ruins disguise the existence of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! A towering edifice replete with towers, turrets, crenellations, dungeons, and chambers, this castle is one of the most magnificent magical treasures that the world of wizards have ever known.

Now you can have the opportunity to tour this magnificent castle in 1/12th scale with it's creator and owner Sally Wallace.



Sally's Dream was Commissioned

Translating her dream into reality was Paperclay wizard Rik Pierce. He has been creating phantasmagorical structures since 1999, and has become the premier maker of one-off castle and fantasy vignettes.


Sally dream was commissioned after months of envisioning towers and rooms, making lists and sketching ideas. She also amassed a sizeable collection of furnishings before she was ready to share her plans with Rik.

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A Grandiose Structure

Room by room, stone by stone, tower by tower, Howarts grew. Then a balcony was added to Gryffindor tower, and additional height turned it into a truly grandiose structure. With 4 towers, a soaring great hall with barrel ceiling, classrooms, dormitories, dungeons, a kitchen, a hospital, the owlry and even Moaning Myrtle's bathroom.


All is Revealed

The castle debuted at the 2003 Tom Bishop Chicago International Show and drew accolates as miniaturists and Harry Potter fans alike jostled to peer into all the chambers and recesses. Built in 5 sections, after the show, Rik personally delivered the castle to it's new home. Professor Snape surveys his dungeon classroom, Dobby works in the kitchen, Professor McGonagall and Mad Eye Moody are all present and correct, and the feast is all ready for the returning Hogwarts students.

The second part of this story is now also available on this website. If you've enjoyed reading about this magnificent miniature castle, why not order yourself a copy of the magazine, or better still, take out a subscription so you never miss an issue.