In today’s edition of “ridiculously talented artists we envy,” we bring you the brains (and fingers) behind Fairchild Art: Kim, from Rochester, Minnesota, who makes incredibly realistic, teeny clay sculptures of food. She lovingly crafts every kind of teeny cuisine you can think of, from eensie fruit and miniscule cheese platters to shrunken salami and even a wee barbecue. The sculptures are all incredibly detailed, despite their small size (1:12, or a typical dollhouse scale, to be exact).
Even though these sculptures look good enough to eat, Kim assures her fans that each model is made entirely out of colored clay and chalk pastels. Each sculpture takes anywhere between one and three hours to make, depending on the detail, and she uses only a needle, special rocks (for texture), and a razor blade to mold the clay into delectable designs. Talk about having patience and a steady hand!
Her sculptures are available on Etsy for anywhere between $10 and $42, depending on the product. The $42 creation, in case you’re wondering, is a hyper-realistic layered lasagna.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi