Jon Almeda’s art proves that small isn’t always a bad thing. Almeda started off making extremely large pottery until he came across a book about making miniature ceramics. Since then, Almeda’s been working off a 1″ scale. “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,” Almeda states in his website. The Tacoma-based potter finds his inspiration from the Pacific-Northwest landscape. “Inspiration comes from the surrounding areas where I spend most my time. The calm cool dark waters and tall evergreens of the Pacific Northwest and the luscious flora and textures of the ocean in Hawaii,” the artist says on his Etsy page. Almeda’s tiny work leaves a big impression — using his fingers and miniature tools, the artist creates everything from petite vases to micro-tea pots. His Instagram boasts “Size Does Matter,” and he’s got a point. This small-scale pottery has an adorable impact that you just don’t get from normal sized things.
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