Miniature artist, known online as “Clay Girl,” makes tiny dishes and meals using polymer clay. At only 15, her “Clay Kitchen” on Instagram has already gathered hundreds of followers. Living in NYC, her creations are made in the tiniest corner of her grandma’s kitchen.
“I love making food the most,” said Clay Girl in an interview with The Daily Mini. “I enjoy it because with each try I challenge myself to see how realistic I can make it. I also enjoy it because I spend a lot of time with my grandma, who loves to cook. I often try to make what she is making and she gets a kick out of it. After all, my clay station is in her kitchen next to the fridge.”
According to her, she first started making miniature food after going to occupational therapy in order to strengthen her muscles. “They made me knead a type of putty to build strength in my hands,” she recalled. “That was really boring, so I started making little ‘meals’ out of the putty. I’ve since left the putty behind. Hey, polymer clay keeps me toned!”
Her first miniature was a slice of watermelon, but she’s since moved to more complicated dishes. “I find making meat, like steaks, the most challenging,” she admits. “I just can’t seem to capture the texture. Maybe it’s because I’m a vegetarian.” Inspired by “Donuts and nice people,” her polymer creations are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are some of our favorites.