Mini*Me’s

Original Miniature Portrait Sculptures by Professional Sculptors Art and Ginny Blevins

Mini*Me’s are a 3 dimensional representation of your loved one mounted on your choice of plaques or frames. We begin with your photo (or sitting, if you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area), a hunk of clay, and about 35 years of experience working in portrait sculpture.

Mini*Me’s are sculpted from terra cotta clay. After an approximately 2-week drying period, they are fired in a kiln to become hard ceramic. Then they are patinated to look like bronze. The final step is to mount them in your choice of frame or other mounting. See our photos below for ideas. We can also have your piece cast in bronze for the most durable and long-lasting family heirloom. Multiple identical bronzes can be cast as well. Ask us about it!

Ginny working on a Mini*Me in the studio

E-mail or mail us your photo and we will sculpt a custom Mini*Me for you.   A standard Mini*Me is sized to fit in a 5″ x 7″ mounting. A duo Mini*Me generally fits in an 8″ x 10″ mounting. They are generally no thicker than 1-½” and so are considered a relief category of sculpture.

Appropriate subjects for Mini*Me’s are as varied as your imagination. We have sculpted moms and babies, logos for ministries, 50th anniversary couples, brides and grooms, husbands and wives, families, deceased individuals, horses, even memorials for deceased pets.

Individual Mini*Me’s

Mini*Me Duos

Pets and Custom Subjects

Maxi*Me’s

Maxi*Me’s are much larger than Mini*Me’s, and can be done from life or our imagination. They are really bas reliefs in terra cotta clay, although we can cast them in bronze as well. This is the first one, from Ginny’s imagination:

"Jazzed" by Ginny Blevins. 16 x 8 x 2 in. Terra Cotta. $700

“Jazzed”

Pricing

Individual Mini*Me’s are $200, plus shipping and handling (you choose how fast you want it shipped). For multiple Mini*Me’s in a single frame or on a single plaque, just multiply $200 by the number of figures to get the total. For example, a Mini*Me duo for a couple is $200 x 2 = $400, plus shipping and handling.

Custom Framing

Base Mini*Me price (individual or multiple) plus custom framing charge, plus shipping and handling. We can take an individual or multiple Mini*Me and add any type of custom framing that you can imagine! Contact us with any ideas you have.

Individual Mini*Me with custom framing

This sample is under glass (removed for the photo) and is mounted in an 8×10 inch shadowbox frame plus mat ($300, plus S&H):

Mini*Me with custom framing: under glass (removed) in 8x10 shadowbox plus mat

Mini*Me Duos with custom framing

This sample has a hand-lettered caption and a custom two-window, double-layer mat ($500, plus S&H):

Custom-framed Mini*Me duo with hand-lettered caption and custom 2-window, 2-layer mat

This fun option is mounted on a 9×11 inch wood plaque and hand lettered in a western style. This one was sculpted live during a “duel”, so the cost is $200 (plus S&H). It if is done from photographs, more time is taken, so the cost is $450 (plus S&H):

Mini*Me duo with custom framing: 9×11 inch wood plaque with hand lettering

You can now download a high-resolution PDF file of our Mini*Me brochure, suitable for printing and sharing with friends and family. It’s only 4.1 MB and will print out beautifully on 8½ x 11 paper. We get asked a lot of questions about Mini*Me’s, so for the most common ones, see our Mini*Me FAQ (Frequently-Asked Questions).