Miniature art has a long history that dates back to the scribes of the medieval ages. Because when it comes to recreating items but on a much smaller scale – we humans just can’t get enough. Case in point: Nadia Michaux’s miniature sweet shop. Crammed with anything from tiny glazed donuts to miniature ice cream tubs, her online store is a dream come true to both children and adults.
But beware! Though seemingly appetizing, her miniature sweets aren’t meant for consumption. Michaux has even written a clear warning on her website which reads: “These miniatures are models/toys and should not be eaten or given to children aged 12 and below just in case they swallow it since they do look like real sweets. These models are strictly for adult collectors only.” And boy do we wish to collect them all!
Each of her pieces is made using PVC based clay models and polymer clay bought from Germany, the US, and Japan. “I love making miniature food since it is a challenge to make it look like the real thing,” Michaux shared with The Daily Mini. “I enjoy the challenge and thinking up ways to model something more precisely.”
“When I was a child I loved playing with plasticine,” she added. “I would try to sculpt everything and it was so much fun. I learned about polymer clay only 5 years ago and got back into sculpting. There were so many cute pictures of miniature food online so I wanted to make some for myself since I collected miniatures.”
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