Miniatures by Cutchi Cutchi
My earliest memory with miniatures was going to the children’s museum in Chicago and always wanting to go to the “miniatures” room that they had there. I was always inspired by them, and I started seeing artists recreating tiny miniature babies in clay, and I started sculpting them. I always thought that anything that was miniature was cuter, so I began sculpting anything I could see in miniature scale: vases, school supplies, plates, etc.
What was the first miniature you made?
I don’t remember my first miniature, but I do remember it as being a baby. (A very ugly baby!)
One of my favorite miniatures to make are pencils, because they are simple to make, and easy to make look realistic.
What technique challenges you?
A very challenging technique I have learned is making anything hollow without a mold, such as a vase, bowl, or container.
Who inspires you?
Advice for new artists?
Something I would tell beginning artists is, and I’m sure you’ve heard it one too many times, “Practice makes perfect.” It’s true!
I am starting and will continue to start on my idea of “scenes.” I have a good description of what they are on my website that I’m currently working on.
Anything you would like to add?
Lastly, what I want to let new and old artists know is that I am constantly learning new things every day, just like you. I always look at the new methods on sculpting, assembly, and selling my miniatures. There’s plenty I have learned, and there’s plenty I still have to learn.