A Little Bit of Miniature Pots
We often assume that certain things are not important especially if they’re really small in size. Take for example, these miniature pots. They seem pretty average? Well, not exactly. That’s because they are gorgeous and even more gorgeous when you see them up close and find out how they were actually created.
They are the creations of Washington-based artist, Jon Almeda, who is out to prove that small isn’t, after all, a bad thing. As a talented ceramist, Almeda began his career by modeling extremely large pots. This however changed after he came across an intriguing book on miniature ceramics.
With that inspiration, Almeda resorted to creating 1-inch scale pots and has never looked back because as he says; “it’s a very meditative to create such extremely small pots.” His graceful creations include bowls and curving jars that are jewel-like and seem to glow.
“I enjoy the process of creating small vases and bowls that, apart from the scales, look exactly like their larger counterparts in terms of details,” Almeda said.
Almeda’s vases are so petite that a powerful sneeze could send them flying all over the place. That aside, his tiny creations leave big impressions and goes against ‘bigger is better’ mentality. You can see more of Almeda’s work on his Instagram. And if you are so attracted, feel free to join his classes and have a go at it yourself.