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Small art, big impact: 5 miniature artists to follow on Instagram

By Sofia Valderama Published Jun 22, 2022 9:30 am

Small things make a big difference, just like miniature pieces that come together to create bigger masterpieces. Art comes in various forms but for some artists, there's something about the process of building things as tiny as possible that both inspires and intrigues people.

With their great attention to detail, these artists not only make a name for themselves but also prove that there is beauty in the process of creating.


If you like collecting toys or recently got into arts and crafts during the pandemic, check out this list compiled by PhilSTAR L!fe of artists from whom you can get inspiration from.

Coolrain Lee 

Calling all sneakerheads and toy collectors! With Coolrain Lee’s belief that "everybody needs a break time," the South Korean-based toy designer and artist pours his heart out designing toys and bringing them to life in miniscule form. With miniature sneakers made out of suede, leather, plastic, clear resin, cork, and even wood, people could not get enough of these Max 1’s.  

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Haute Hero 

Also known as "Sneaker Shrinker," Chris Pin, a designer of Cambodian origin who lives in New York, creates handmade collectible clothing, accessories, and custom figures, though most of his collections focus on sneakers. With his hope of "indulging people in unforgettable collective experience," he made sure that his AJ1’s are accompanied with his classic Hero duffle bag. 

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Obsessed with Filipino snacks? Pinay Artist Scher Padilla makes the most out of talent and showcases Pinoy pop culture with her miniature creations. She not only makes local snacks but also mini Funko pops and even artisan keycaps. Padilla uses polymer clay in most of her artworks while also providing workshops on how to handle clay and scaling food miniatures. 

A house of wonders 

"Secret places, sacred spaces, and magical miniatures." Artist Caroline Dewison is in it for your book nook obsession! Bookworms could now have a mini world created within their bookshelves such as the scene where Alice meets the Cheshire Cat. Caroline also makes tiny waterfalls in a matchbox for her mini diorama collection and scale houses.  

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DIY Miniature Arts and Crafts 

Want to have your own mini tea shop and music bar at home? Check out this artist’s creations. Besides having your own DIY Nail Salon and Spa set, you can also get a glimpse of How I Met Your Mother’s New York Pub set and even the Arc de Triomphe.