Saturday, 21 March 2015

A study of Mushrooms and fungi.

I got the idea for this piece of work while out walking my dog and came across some wonderful fungi that was growing in a bank of moss after some careful thought i decided to have a bash at making some but wasn't sure what material to use.

After looking through my bits and bobs i decided to carve them from all the tiny bits i keep when making other miniatures in this case Whitby jet, Ivory and Tortoise shell it didn't really matter if i broke the pieces as they were starting to take shape as i have plenty of offcuts and tiny broken bits with which i could start again but i was very happy how they turned out, i've always struggled to find a use for these tiny bits of material but it turned out so well i don't think this will be the last you see! Next up to make a cabinet in which to display it. ☺
Have a great weekend everyone.  Tony.


  1. These are marvelous! The shading and colors are spot on! :D

  2. Wow, I love these. I never would have thought of those materials to make fungi but they look fabulous.

  3. This is such a lovely little piece.

  4. Hi Tony! You have nailed the colors and the textures perfectly! I am delighted to hear that you are going to make a cabinet to showcase them in. They certainly deserve it! :)


  5. The colours of the fungi are perfect and the display is beautiful. It will look fantastic in a cabinet.

  6. They are absolutely beautiful, Tony, I'm curious to see how the display/cabinet will look like.
    Have a nice Sunday evening and week.

  7. That is a very unique idea! At first I thought that you had gotten into clay modeling, but I am glad that you haven't. No offense to any clay modelers out there! How did you manage to make the mossy grass at the bottom? I am very curious to see what kind of cabinet you are envisioning. After all, these morsels are still growing. So interesting!

  8. Hello Tony,
    They are just beautiful. the materials you used create wonderful detail. Great work!
    Big hug,

  9. Beautiful piece, I love the shapes and colours. That sounds like a lovely walk you went on with the dog too, would love to see some photos of your walk, I remember your photos from the place where you sat down to make miniature pipes.