Trading as Sueño Souvenir, Mitha makes her incredibly detailed and tiny works of art out of a synthetic material called ‘dry clay’. Her miniature clay food includes dosa, mini tiffins and karimeen, the whole fried fish popular in the southern Indian state of Kerala. She also makes clay miniatures of Western fast food and also these delicately colourful macarons (below).
Photo: Shilpa Mitha
There are other artists doing similarly amazing things with clay miniature food, Israel’s Shay Aaron for example, but these have really blown us away and may just take the proverbial mini biscuit. You can buy Mitha’s products here and why not watch her in action below. Also, head on over to her Instagram and prepare to be amazed.
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