As a little tool inspiration, we, here on the Create Committee (actually...it was just Cat) have compiled a list of videos on working with clay. The videos may or may not be targeted for miniaturists (and may or may not have ads), but we still thought you would find them interesting and educational. We did.
Sugar charm shop grapes https://youtu.be/sMRC0zgLN5Q
Sugar charm shop basic tools and materials for making miniature food https://youtu.be/Js1xjtmvykk
7 basic clay hacks every crafter should know https://youtu.be/Bg3Hu-Tr-OE
DIY fruit cane tutorial https://youtu.be/Y6_jNwCoPYI