Thursday 15 August 2013


Recently a woman telephoned me from Paris and requested 500 loaves of bread made in perfect scale miniature and with a realistic finish. Hard to say no to a request like that - especially for what I charge per loaf. (Each one is meticulously handmade using clay - not poured resin - thus they have a realistic translucent quality. There is no paint involved, rather pigment is brushed dry onto the unbaked clay).

I had done a similar commission for the same person back in 2011 and never knew what it was for. Well, after days of tedious hard work I completed my commission, Fed-Ex'd them over to her and then learnt what they're for. They will be displayed under a glass case in the entrance to a major bakery in Paris sitting on a scale model factory line (not made by me). Huh!

Another recent commission which took me away from my short film, was for Canada. A woman representing the boutique of 'The Drake Hotel', Toronto asked me to create tiny miniature croissants and other items as jewelry. A few tedious days later and I shipped her hundreds of pairs of post earrings showcasing my beautiful tiny creations.

When I'm not selling French bread to Parisians or bespoke jewelry to Canadians, I am working on sets and props for the short film - 'Myrtle the Witch'. Scroll past bread and jewelry images to see pictures of my recent 'workspace' below. More to come on this soon...

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