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Daily Mini Feature: Making Mini Food Book by Miniaturist Lynn Allingham of Tuckshop

Making Mini Food: 30 Polymer Clay Miniatures Book by Lynn Allingham of Tuckshop

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Manchester, UK-based miniature maker Lynn Allingham of Tuckshop has just released a new book, Making Mini Food: 30 Polymer Clay Miniatures, now available for sale through The GMC Group.

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Since 2009, Lynn has been creating and selling miniature food through her Etsy shop Tuckshop. Her new book is a collection of bitesize breads, cakes, pastries, and tiny portions of comfort food made from polymer clay including mac and cheese, noodles, miso soup, bagels, and pizza.

Daily Mini Interview: The Whatamagump by Broken Eagle, LLC

The Whatamagump by Bryan McIntyre and Greg Boettcher of Broken Eagle, LLC

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What are your earliest memories with miniatures, stop motion animation, or small scale worlds?

Bryan McIntyre (BM): My first memory involving miniatures and stop motion are Gumby and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but the first time I remember being spellbound and inspired by the medium was in the late 80s at a Spike and Mike animation festival where I saw the first Wallace and Gromit short, A Grand Day Out by Nick Park. I still love that one so much!

Daily Mini Interview: Miniature Modern Model Houses by Marion Russek

Marion Russek’s 1:12 Scale Modern Model Houses

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What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

Building room boxes with cardboard when I was 8 or 9 years old…

How did you first get started making miniatures?

Life was busy… and I only picked up minis again about 5 years ago when I saw a half-finished dollhouse kit in a friend’s studio in Tirol. During the drive back to Switzerland I realized what I wanted to do!

What is your favorite type of miniature to make?

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by The Clay Kitchen

Miniatures by The Clay Kitchen and “Clay Girl”

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What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

My earliest memory is when I went to a glassblowing place and they had tiny figures of animals made from glass. They were all piled in a bowl. I remember being fascinated by them and how they clinked together when sorting through them. I bought a bunch.

How did you first get started making miniatures?

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by DomestiKate

Miniatures by DomestiKate

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What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

When I was 7 years old, my dad built me a dollhouse and what I remember most about it was playing with the interior design, rather than any make-believe! I would just lay at the edge of my bed and stare at the dollhouse, visualizing different arrangements of the furniture. Ultimately, I had much more fun moving the tiny furniture and crafting pieces out of paper than would moving figures around to create narratives about their lives. It was likely from that point onward that I realized I’m a very visual person who simply loves crafting with my hands, including painting little pieces and just tinkering around.

Daily Mini Interview: Corinne Botz and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Miniature Murder Scenes Photographed by Corinne Botz

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Tell us a bit about your background.

I am a Brooklyn-based photographic artist, writer, filmmaker, and educator whose practice investigates narrative, trauma, and the perception of space. I earned my BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art and my MFA from Milton Avery School of the Arts, Bard College. In addition to the Nutshell Studies series, my projects have ranged from haunted houses, the homes of individuals with agoraphobia, personal belongings that were left behind after car accidents, everyday objects that were instrumental in violent deaths, hoarding, objectophilia, and medical simulations.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniature Urban Art Scenes by Anonymouse

Anonymouse Miniature Street Scenes

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What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

Oh, wow. That’s hard, since we build things inspired by Astrid Lindgren, Walt Disney, Don Bluth, and Beatrix Potter, to name a few. It feels like it literally has been with us since we were born.

How did you first get started making Anonymouse scenes? 

The interest to construct things have been with us for a very long time. But it wasn’t until last year that a couple of us started to discuss the possibility of combining our love for constructing things with street art.

Daily Mini Feature: Miniature Masterworks Exhibition at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Miniature Masterworks Showcases Award-Winning Miniatures from Around the World

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Presented in partnership with the International Guild of Miniature Artisans, Miniature Masterworks is a three-day event at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (T/m) that will feature more than 70 fine miniature artists showcasing and selling their work. Held from September 15-17, 2017, this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition is open to the public. You can purchase tickets here. For a full list of participating artists, please click here.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures by Nagihan Seker Yardim

Miniatures by Nagihan Seker Yardim of Nsycreation and Miniaturesbynsy

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What’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

Miniature food charms.

How did you first get started creating miniatures? 

I have always had a passion for tiny things. It all started with my cousin saying that she bets I could craft miniatures since I was always crazy with art. And here I am today.

Do you remember the very first miniature you ever made? 

I think it was a cake or a cupcake. I love giving presents so unfortunately I don’t have it. But I keep photos.