Miniatures by The Microbakery
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How and why did you first get started in miniatures?
I remember as a little kid, I received a Barbie kitchen with a few miniature foods and was instantly obsessed! From then on, it started a snowball effect and my mom and I started to collect miniature accessories. Often, I would make miniature foods for my stuffed animals out of air-dry clay and polymer clay and let my little-kid-imagination run wild.
But it wasn’t until the summer of 2012 that I really started to make more detailed miniature foods. I bought a starter pack of clay and just kept creating. Funnily enough, I’m still trying to use up some of those clay blocks today!
What materials do you use to make your miniatures?
I mainly use polymer clay, but I like to experiment with trying and incorporating new materials with my miniatures. I also like to keep my tools fairly simple and limited; it’s amazing how many textures you can create from just a sewing needle, toothbrush, and crumpled aluminum foil.
Advice for beginner miniaturists?
Don’t be afraid to try new techniques and make mistakes. Sometimes it takes several tries before you end up with a result you like! So just keep creating and enjoying your craft.
This is tough to answer since there are so many amazing miniaturists out there! To quickly name a few: NuNu’s House, Paris Miniatures, PetitPlat, Cindy Teh of Snowfern Clover, Hummingbird Miniatures, Handmade Miniatures by Alma, AiClay, Petit D’ Licious, and SugarCharmShop. They all have their own unique sense of style that I can’t get enough of.
What is the most memorable miniature you’ve seen?
Everything that @beaver_suit posts on Instagram is absolute perfection! No amount of words can explain the flawlessness of their craft.
What’s to come from The Microbakery?
Recently, I’ve started to make miniature tutorials on YouTube; hopefully I’ll be able to create and post more tutorials soon. Some bigger projects planned for the future are diorama and miniature room sets; there just might be a micro micro bakery.
Favorite mini-centric saying?
“The tinier the train, the more concentrated the fun,” by Dr. Sheldon Cooper.
What do you want miniature fans to know about you?
For anyone who follows my miniatures, thank you so so much! I’m incredibly flattered anytime anyone likes, shares, or comments on my minis.
If you love work by The Microbakery, you’re in luck! You can follow along a number of ways, including on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. To see more miniatures, visit The Microbakery website, online store and DeviantArt page.