Sometime in the first week of September 2015, after a visit to a much loved annual fair, my world suddenly became big and small at the same time.
During that trip to the Stationery Fair I bought a packet of Air Dry Clay (ADC) on a strange impulse. Back home, I tore into it and dipped all my fingers to come out with my first miniature : a funny looking dog. A few more miniature dogs, spoons, lamps, books, vases later I broadened my horizon and brought into my life another material: Polymer Clay.
Given how much joy I started getting out of making miniatures and also that I didn’t want to get fixated on only crafting ‘cute’ standalone things, I started a story crafting side project which is documented here.
Since that serendipitous discovery of a different kind of clay I have been able to make anything I can imagine, from a dog putting out a volcano to a plant loving spider. My weekends — which were anyway short — now seem even shorter.
Here is a collection of all the things that remain with me as almost as many have found homes with friends and patrons (I didn’t want to say buyers!)