8 chapters · 8 hours 43 minutes
English · Japanese · Korean|Audio Japanese

Polymer Clay
8 Class Projects

It takes about 1 to 3 hours hour(s) to complete each project.

  • Basic loaf

  • Neko bread

  • Danish loaf

  • butter toast

  • Jam toast

  • Raisin Danish butter toast

  • Mayo Tama Toast

  • pizza toast

Skills You’ll Learn

Basic loaf bread making

Even those who are new to miniatures can safely learn by prototyping a loaf of bread as a base.

Make a variety of works with loaf bread

Once you've made basic loaf bread, you'll learn how to arrange and enjoy it.

How to make it look more realistic and tasty

This is a lesson full of expressive techniques unique to ima_pan.

You'll be able to make delicious miniature loaf bread and toast just by looking at them!

Nice to meet you, my name is ima_pan (imapan) and I'm a miniature bread artist!

Anyway, I love bread, and my previous job was a baker. Since I've been watching the real thing for a long time, I'm particular about the burnt color, bubbles, and balance of the toppings to create my work. How can I express it more realistically? We are challenging various expressions by combining and using materials properly.

I planned this class with that in mind. By learning the characteristics of various materials and the basics of production that can only be conveyed through videos, you will be able to make various arrangements and original works.

You can learn how to make toast by arranging basic bread, making various toppings, etc.

In this class, we will carefully teach you the bubbles, baking, toppings, etc. of bread one by one from a perspective unique to a former bakery. There are many types of clay, paints, varnishes... their characteristics, and they are suitable for this kind of expression! The content of the class was based on the basics.

To make it easier for beginners to get started, we gradually stepped up the structure from how to make delicious loaf bread to Danish, cat bread, toast with various ingredients, etc.

Danish bread arranged from the basics, cute cat bread, and even toast that you can eat right away!

I will give a careful lecture on each part so that even people who have never touched clay before can create works. I think the base is important for everything, so I'm going to change the arrangement of the base loaf and ask them to try 3 types. The toppings are also important, but first I want you to enjoy digging deep into the bubbles and brown color of the bread! I will also thoroughly tell you about the characteristics of each material. I think that by knowing the characteristics, you will acquire the ability to express what you want to create.

No matter where you're aiming for, the first step is probably everyone's fumbling and uneasy. Something doesn't go well and I'll stop... I wish I could tell you the tips I've picked up until now and help you increase your stride length a little so that it doesn't make you feel like that. Why don't we take the first step together so that we can move forward even a little faster?






Worked at a popular bakery in Tokyo for 17 years as a baker

I'm addicted to making miniatures, which I started as a hobby, and I created by myself by watching various contents such as books and Youtube.

On Instagram, where daily production scenes and new works are announced, etc., he is currently active while receiving stimulation and encouragement from 25,000 followers.

Exhibited at the “Miniature Bakery World Exhibition” held in Tokyo, Nagoya, Sapporo, and Osaka in 2021

[Creator Interview]

Q. What kind of activities do you usually do? Please introduce yourself briefly!

We manufacture and sell bread accessories using resin clay and UV resin. Even though they are bread accessories, there are various artist styles, such as cute works that have been deformed and works with gentle colors. My previous job was as a baker, so I just try to create works that pursue realism, and I'm doing research so that I can express the uniqueness of ima_pan.

Q. What led you to start creating miniatures?

Anyway, I love making things, and I've tried various hobbies such as wool felting, resin, knitting, etc., but what I was most passionate about pursuing was miniature bread. Wouldn't it be cute to wear the bread you touch every day in a smaller size!! With that in mind, I collected materials and tools from scratch and started.

Q. Why did CLASS101 offer online classes?

When I started making miniatures myself, I bought tools and materials from scratch and started. There are many types of materials, so what's the difference? What's the difference? I didn't really understand it even when I looked it up on the internet, so I bought them all and tried them out anyway. It cost money and time, but it was especially fun when I actually used it, understood the characteristics, and was able to understand which materials were suitable from the motifs I wanted to create. The hurdle of starting something new is a bit high, isn't it? But I thought it would be nice if I could push someone's back by telling them tips for crossing hurdles and fun things that unfold beyond that, so I decided to start a lesson.

Q. What points did you put the most effort into planning your classes? Who would you recommend this class to?

I've written it many times, but I think it's just a difference in materials. Even when cooking, I think it's very important to make miniatures and how to make use of the ingredients, just as you can't do well if you don't know the flavors of the ingredients and how to eat them deliciously. Whether it's your first time or you've been exposed to clay crafts, let's first get to know the basic materials well and step up little by little.

Q. What kind of experience do you want the students to have through this class? Please give me one last word!

This is my first online lesson myself, so I'll try to explain carefully so that it can be conveyed to people who haven't touched clay yet. I want you to learn the basics thoroughly so that the content doesn't get too thin by cramming in too many different motifs. If there is a request in the future, we aim to create classes tailored to the student's level of improvement so that intermediate and advanced lessons, such as how to make fruit and drinks, can also be delivered.



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