Smallest hand-made sculpture
Willard Wigan
0.07822 millimetre(s)
United Kingdom (Warwick)

The smallest hand-made sculpture is 0.078 mm (78 microns) in length, 0.053 mm (53 microns) in width and was created by Willard Wigan MBE (UK) as verified at University of Warwick, in Coventry, UK, on 5 September 2017.

The sculpture is that of a human embryo made from a fibre from Willard's carpet. The sculpture was placed inside a hollowed out strand of Willard's hair. The embryo is 0.07822 mm (78.22 microns) in length and 0.05388 mm (53.88 microns) wide.

The sculpture was measured using two microscopes by Dr Evans Mogire of Buehler Solutions Centre, based at the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick.