In the mood for some chicken pot pie? If you’re squinting and reaching for your glasses, your eyes aren’t playing tricks you. Don’t be fooled… Because this food isn’t real. Welcome to the world of miniatures, crafted in clay and super, super tiny. Yes, you might need a microscopic fork.
Kim Clough, a food lover and artist, has been carving these mini-replicas for dollhouses as a leisure activity since 2008. She uses just six items: a needle, clay, a rock, colored chalk pastels, and a razor blade. Clough says in her blog post, “polymer clay is an ideal medium since it is readily molded into a wide range of food substances!”
Kim pays incredible attention to detail and tries to add an element to each item to make them even more realistic. These brightly colored macarons are mouth-watering! Just don’t bite one…
Roasted chicken and veggie stew anyone? This portions would be perfectly sized if you were trying to lose a few pounds. We can call it the new “Dime Diet,” where everything is the size of a dime (or even tinier).
It takes her 1-3 hours to complete a sculpture, depending on the level of complexity. Surprisingly, the cookies are a cinch, and the more difficult dishes are things like lamb roasts or stews. “I fiddle with quite a bit until I’m happy with the shape, coloring and texture,” says Clough.
She uses a 1:12 scale, where one inch equals 12 inches. In one of her “Decay” series, she explored the less-palatable side of food and ventured to marry the two by sculpting the stages of decomposition. This piece is a bowl of fruit that has passed its prime.
Anyone in the mood for some BBQ burgers and dogs?