Friday, November 30, 2012

Miniature Gift Box with Mini Cartoon Character Cookies (2)

I have made a few more mini gift boxes as showed below. I also made some mini cookies and put them into the gift box. Look carefully, you will see a mini  angry bird, mini  domo, lady bird, rabbit and carrot standing on top of the cookies. These are clay cookies, just for fun not for eating.

Hope you like it!

I decorated my handmade gift boxes with ribbon, cards , clay figurines etc.

Look at this super mini clay domo cookies on my hand!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Miniature Gift Box with Mini Cartoon Character Cookies (1)

This little gift box was made recently. I have made 6 little miniature cartoon character cookies. Can you name them all?

My handmade miniature angry bird, domo, carrot, corn, lady bird and rabbit

Mini angry bird and domo cookies.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Miniature Dim Sum Set

Recently one of my students showed me a new type of materials she bought. I tried to use this to make a miniature dim sum container, it looks good, but colour is too light and difficult to stick.

As the color of the mini container is too  light,  so I used a lighter and brighter colour to make the miniature paos , egg tart and siew mai , in order to match the mini steamer .

It looks very nice if you match the colours correctly.  I have made the miniature rabbit-like shou tao
(寿桃),the mini rabbit looks very cute.

On the right hand top steamer, you can see a 馒头 with some black sand on top, I wanted to make a black sesame 馒头

For the egg tart, I use a very simple and cheapest way to make it, you can learn this skill at my basic clay food beginner course lesson.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Miniature Burger Set Meal

These 2 miniature burger set meals were done by my students, Emmeline and Liying.  This was their 3rd lesson on their miniature basic clay food course

Done by Emmeline. 

Done by Liying

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Clay Sculpture (1)

I learned to make these "organs" by using super sculpey clay, oven bake clay. This is the first time I use this type of clay  , it is totally different from the  air dry clay I am using.

This is an fake ear before baking

This is the smaller fake ear I make , a bit complicated . Super sculpey is a kind of clay that is very hard . To me, it is a bit difficult to handle.

The fake hand, the colour looks lighter before baking. 

The orginal colour of super sculpey  look very a like to our skin colour

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Live size clay curry chicken cutlet rice

This is another piece of my custom made live size food model, curry chicken cutlet rice.

The fake clay rice, is made one by one and stick them together. 

My handmade Live size Clay food  model: Curry Chicken Cutlet Rice.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Custom made Live size Curry Chicken

Good morning everyone! Today is a new starting of a month.  I have been quite busy for the last 2 weeks but I enjoyed my work .

I have just finished my custom made order : a live size curry chicken.  It is the same design I did before as the client is the same person and he is opening another new store. ( the real curry chicken he sells is really delicious, I love curry since I am a young girl)

This is my live size handmade clay curry chicken with clay potato. 

My Live size curry chicken is made of clay and I do not use any mold for that. I use both hands  shaped out the shape I want and paint on it. 

My handmade food mock up is different from those you see in the Japanese's  restaurants , the materials is different , so the outlook is different too.  Handmade is totally energy flows  out from your both hands, is different from machine (mold)  made

My handmade clay food models may not perfectly (100%) look the same as the real item as I do not use any mold, but to me, it is definitely looks alive compare to the machine made (factory) one.

 Handmade to me,  is  come from a place of  your energy , warmth, attention and love .