Saturday, 23 February 2013

Cold Porcelain Miniatures

While a lot of the stunning beads and jewelry are made from Polymer clay, it struck me that a large group of Cold Porcelain artists are focused on miniatures - doll house miniatures, food miniatures and all kinds of stunning, life-like plants and flowers...

There seem to be specifications, standards and scales ... I guess such precision and exacting kind of work is not my cup of tea ..!!

But I will be definitely exploring the possibilities of miniatures, with standards I can live up to, and enjoy creating...

I was commissioned to make two small key chains, which had to have a cat and a guitar. This is my first attempt at making such tiny items, and i was not sure how it would come about..


Anyway, I was to make two keychains, one a male and the other female. It was fun, making the tiny head and actually putting the features together to make some sort of expression...and the kind of 'Uh-oh' expression while trying to strum a guitar that was a bit big, was exactly what i had hoped for... 


The girl looks surprised too..and I managed to paint in some eyelashes and some lipstick and rouge.. she is also sporting a flower that is black and white in color - because the person for whom it is intended, favors black and white outfits...!! The whole thing has the stylized look that I actually prefer.


The two cats !! I guess there will be more miniatures in future too... But rather than actual scales, I think I would prefer to have it tailor made to fit the choice of the person it is going to, or my mood at that point....

And I can see myself doing some fantasy figures and fairytale scenes in cold porcelain miniatures...

So watch this space for Cold porcelain minis...

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