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« on: August 06, 2006 08:13:27 AM »

These are lemons I made a few years ago.  I actually had a whole series of fruit - lemons, limes, oranges, kiwi, apples, cherries and bananas.  Just about everything sold, all I have left are 3 lemons and a scant handful of cherries.  All were made to 1/12 scale.  The citrus and kiwis can be sliced with a very steady hand and a very sharp razor blade into pieces that look just like their life size counterparts.   I can't go into the technique as it's not mine, it belongs to Sue Heaser, a brilliant miniaturist, and she documents the necessary steps quite well in her book on miniature foods.  It's not a difficult technique, but the results are pretty impressive.  The hardest part is mixing the correct clay combinations to achieve the right color and translucence.

ETA:  For our friends outside the US a dime is approximately 17mm in diameter and the markings on the cutting mat are one inch apart.

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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2006 08:33:55 AM »

Wow!!!!!!!!!! That looks good enough to eat!!! I could never do that good even full size.

Wow!!!! Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2006 11:11:02 AM »

My mouth is actually watering looking at those tiny lemons.  So realistic!
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2006 11:27:27 AM »

You got it exactly right....translucen ce and all.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2006 11:58:14 AM »

wow, those are really cool. I expected just the outsides to look real, but the insides too? very well done!
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2006 01:18:44 PM »

Makes me want a mini iced tea...
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2006 08:51:48 PM »

That's completely mental... and awesome. Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2006 11:34:34 AM »

that is amazing. very very well done
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2006 12:34:26 PM »

I think you got the translucence just right too... especially with the light shining through, looks really juicy!  Love the wedges too, very convincing.


 
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I can't go into the technique as it's not mine, it belongs to Sue Heaser, a brilliant miniaturist, and she documents the necessary steps quite well in her book on miniature foods.

Not to worry... Sue was only one of the clayers who's done caned (and whole) citrus fruits (so if anyone wants a number of lessons on making lemons, limes, oranges, etc. --techniques can be slightly different with diff. clayers-- check out this page:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/miniatures.htm
... then click on Fruits...)



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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2006 12:36:53 PM »

Thanks for the correction, Diane.  Sue was the only one I'd seen do it (not that I was scouring the 'net for ideas or anything either, mind Wink ) so I assumed it was her technique only. 
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