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Miniature PotteryJohn Almeda works in small scale, perfecting...

Miniature Pottery

John Almeda works in small scale, perfecting tiny pottery spun on his self made “Curio Wheel”. If you were to come across his work without added scale, it would seamlessly mesh with the environment as any other piece of ceramic pottery would. Include scale, however, and the work shrinks down to about the size of a fingernail, giving you a deeper understanding of the immense craftsmanship and time that goes into every piece and small detail.

I am a bit of an extremist. For many years I was throwing massive pieces, the bigger the better type mentality. While browsing a bookstore, I came across a book called “Creating Ceramic Miniatures” that really changed my whole outlook and approach. I went to the opposite end of the spectrum and began working in 1″ scale. Throwing small really allows me to focus on the shape and form of a piece. It is a very meditative form of creation. I enjoy the process of making small vases and bowls that without any scale or context look exactly like their larger counterpart in detail and proportion.

Art is constantly flowing on our Facebook. Hope to see you there! /Chaz


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