Miniatures by miniThaiss
My earliest “mini” memory goes back to my childhood when my grandmother gave me a miniature 1:6 scale ceramic tea set. I enjoyed playing with it and I still keep it.
How did you first get started making miniatures?
Well, the first miniatures I ever made were the ones I made for my Barbie dolls when I was a child, such as accessories and clothes. The interest for the ones in 1:12 scale came few years ago, when I discovered the wonderful world of miniatures for real. Ever since that moment, I haven’t been able to stop making them.
What is the most challenging miniature that you make?
The most challenging to make are definitely cherries in 1:12 scale because of their size. But maybe that’s the reason why I enjoy making them the most.
What inspires you?
Since I mostly make miniature food, I get the inspiration from real food. Everything around me inspires me, I’m always looking for everyday items that could be transformed into a miniature or a tool for making one.
What is the most memorable miniature you have ever seen by another artist?
Any miniature by Tomo Tanaka.
I hope it develops even more, because there are many people in the world who appreciate miniature art.
Favorite miniaturists you’d like to mention?
I find miniatures very challenging; they require great attention to details, and therefore they are a great form to express my love for details.
What’s to come from Tajda Tufek?
I would love to take part of a miniature fair in the future, so that I could meet other miniaturists and exchange ideas. In Barcelona, maybe.
Other activities you enjoy?
I enjoy painting, drawing, skiing and playing table tennis.