CraftSanity Podcast Episode 190: A conversation with ‘Tinygami’ mini origami artist Stacie Tamaki

by jennifer


On this episode, I check back in with Tinygami origami artist, Stacie Tamaki.


I had been admiring Tamaki’s artwork from afar until we finally had a chance to meet last month during ArtPrize 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Read my previous post about her work here.) img_0272

While many artists like to go big with their ArtPrize entries, Tamaki strives to work as small as possible. In preparation for the international art competition that featured more than 1,4oo works, Tamaki, 51, spent countless hours folding 1 1/2-inch paper into tiny origami rabbits, cranes, and frogs measuring just 3/4″ high for her “Tinygami” three-mobile exhibit reflecting Japanese culture.

tinygami-studio-craftsanityTune into this episode to hear the story of how Tamaki got started folding tiny and what lead her to downsize her life and relocate to Michigan where she is building her dream art studio.

Learn more about Stacie’s work here and follow the progress of her studio build on Instagram.

Also, be sure to check out her Etsy shop where she sells Tinygamy treasures.


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