I am very fortunate to have a daughter who is quite a well known artist and designer. For a while, upon my retirement, I minded her gallery when she was busy elsewhere. I had access to clay, glazes and a kiln which enabled me to start creating little ceramic teasets and plates. This is when I caught the miniature bug and was seriously hooked. No complaints, its a wonderful hobby. Here in Israel, where I live miniaturing is not yet very popular, there are only a few miniaturists but the ones I met are very talented and creative.
Here are 2 more shop facades. I made all the stones on the walls from unglazed, fired clay. By the way, before I learned about polyclay I made my cakes from ceramic clay and they look more or less convincing. The wine bottles are also ceramic. These were my first attempt. They turned out somewhat tipsy and out of scale.
My daughter, Nilly Landao, has her own website, http://nillylandao.com.