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Miniature Weekends

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!)

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Landscape Group

Earth, sky and home

Nothing imaginative here. Just a 2 cm wave crashing into an unknown beach, a red-coloured 4 mm tent pitched on a sloping meadow, a wee depiction of Skellig Michael, a shy little rainbow, an angry mountain, a peaceful mountain and a few houses.

Animal Group

Where the wild little things are (here)

It is hard to describe this group photo, except that is me in a full-body black jumpsuit (measuring 2 cm in height) on the golden animal, happiest among animals.

Pottery Group

Wannabe Ceramics

I learnt pottery long before I started on this miniature path and I will always have a special place for ceramics in my life. Which shows here in a small way, let’s say, maximum 3 cm high.

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