Pottery is an impressive skill at any time – but even more so when, like Jon Almeda, you make pots and bowls that can sit on the tip of a finger.
Although previously an adherent to the view that ‘bigger is better, Almeda now works to a 1” scale, creating works that are tiny, but beautifully formed. The proportions and attention to detail are flawless, and they are perhaps even more elegant than their full-size counterparts. Working with a custom-made miniature throwing wheel, he uses traditional pottery techniques – even going so far as to decorate many of his teapots, vases and bowls.
Almeda’s work is beautiful and original, and has the added novelty value of being able to sit comfortably on the edge of a pencil. His finesse and (one can only imagine) patience is truly mind-blowing. [h/t demilked.com]