Each year, the Show brings together more than 100 U.S. and international artisans and dealers, including a number of I.G.M.A. Artisans and Fellows. They offer collectors unique, well-crafted 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1/4-inch scale miniatures from around the world.

Friday, August 17, 2018

2018 Show Preview

Dealer Beth Freeman-Kane, South Africa

IGMA Fellow Beth Freeman-Kane is returning to this year's show and offering a Friday workshop. A professional artist, Beth specializes in sculptures of birds and small wildlife in natural settings. She has received International Awards for her miniature creations. Her studio in South Africa looks out onto a lush green valley with an abundance of bird life. Web: http://bethfreeman-kane.co.za

Beth Freeman-Kane's 2018 Friday Workshop

Dealer Dawn Adams, Dawn Adams Porcelain Portraits

Dawn Adams creates one-of-a-kind men, women and children in 1:12 scale. She does period costuming mostly from Victorian to the 1940's. Her favorite reference material is Norman Rockwell. Email: adams-dawn@sbcglobal.net

Dealer Nell Corkin, Miniature Miniatures

With over 30 years of experience, IGMA Fellow Nell Corkin is well known for achieving a high level of detail and realistic look in 1:144th scale. She worked in the fashion industry and as a fine arts appraiser before becoming a special effects model maker. In the motion picture industry, she worked with many prominent directors, including John Dykstra Steven Spielberg, Douglas Trumbull, and Ridley Scott. Web: www.nellcorkin.com

Forest Cottage 1:144 scale 
Forest Cottage 1:144 scale

Midsomer Cottage, 1:144 scale.
Sassy Loves Christmas Decorations, 1:144 scale.
Cottage in the Dunes, 1:144 scale.

Dealer Diane Zammito, Vegas AIRS

Diane Zammito, Vegas AIRS, offers exquisite hand dyed fabrics and trims, a variety of mixed media supplies and tools, patterns and classes. Vegas AIRS also offers completed art pieces, usually fantasy themed and humorous. Along with Sandy Leal, Diane Zammito is offering a Monday, October 15, 2018 Academy Workshop to make a Crazy Quilt in 1:12 scale. All skill levels welcome.
Web: www.vegasairs.com

2018 Academy Workshop: "Crazy Quilt" in 1:12 scale.

2018 Academy Workshop: "Crazy Quilt" in 1:12 scale.

Dealer Janet Uyetake, Tiny Town-Hawaii

An IGMA Fellow in Food, Janet Uyetake creates Wine & Cheese displays, luscious pastry, grape baskets, and Hawaiian delights. Extraordinarily versatile, she also makes an exciting range of fine Tudor dishes, holiday foods, raw butcher shop items, and more. Working in 1:12 scale, Janet makes her own porcelain serving dishes. Web: http://tinytownehawaii.com

Dealer Bruce & Judy Steinke, BJ Miniatures

Bruce & Judy Steinke, BJ Miniatures, offer quarter-scale kits for structures, plus furniture and accessories to fill them. Their stated goal is to make quality kits and finished items that are affordable and to have satisfied customers. They also offer some 1/4" scale miniatures by other artisans.
Web: http://www.bjminis.com

Gypsy Wagon

Gypsy Wagon

Gypsy Wagon

Rivendell Cottage

Rivendell Cottage

Rivendell Cottage

Rivendell Cottage

Dealer Gideon Wolf, Wild Life Miniatures, Montana

Gideon Wolf handcrafts exceptional miniature antique furniture. He uses cherry, walnut, mahogany and a variety of woods and inlays for embellishment. In addition to several styles of antique desks, he makes a variety of tables, Queen Anne piano, and more.
Web: www.wildwolfminiatures.com

Dealer Barbara Stanton & William Maranville, Fine Art in Miniature

Barbara Stanton & William Maranville, talented husband and wife team, have been dealers at Good Sam for more than fifteen years. An IGMA Fellow, Barbara offers a fine selection of oil paintings. She works in both 1:12 and 1:48 scale. Subjects include Animals, Florals, Still Lifes, Landscapes, Seascapes, and more. An IGMA Artisan, Bill offers fine miniature turnings and hand-carved masks.
Web: http://www.barbarastanton.com/

Friday, August 10, 2018

2018 Show Preview

Dealer Peter Acquisto, Acquisto Silver

An IGMA Fellow in Silversmithing, Pete Acquisto has been making beautiful 1:12 scale silver and gold reproductions since the 1980s. Based in Arizona, Pete has attended Good Sam for more than 30 years. He is continually producing new and exciting miniature silver masterpieces. Each one is an objet d'art. Web: http://www.AcquistoSilver.com

Silver Victorian Pickle Castor, with glass by Ferenc Albert. 1:12 scale.

Dealer Fern Vasi Dolls

An IGMA Artisan, Fern Vasi creates captivating 1:12 scale porcelain character dolls of all ages and from all walks of life. Each tells a story with its distinctive costuming, body language, and varied emotions. Do stop by Fern's table. Her figures are sure to bring a smile to your face.
Email: fernvasidolls@yahoo.com

"Trying on his new look" is a humorous scene that showcases a hairdresser fitting a gorilla with a classical French white wig, complete with feathers.

Dealer Roberta Solari, Le Miniature Di Eurosia, Italy

Roberta Solari creates decorated tiles and decorated terracotta Tuscany pottery. She makes distressed wood-with-wire sideboards, tables, garden potting benches, distressed wire birdcages, and many other fabulous distressed decorative wire accessories.

Low distressed wood table with single candle and other items. Separate small tin tray. Pair of white pumpkin candles.

Dealer Sandra Wall Rubin

Sandra Wall Rubin is an IGMA Fellow and a master at creating unique miniature floral arrangements. Her inspiration often comes from 17th century Dutch masters paintings. Sandra's processes are numerous, as she uses a variety of conventional--and unconventional--materials.

Beautiful ikebana arrangements inspired by floral arrangements of 16th century Dutch masters. Note: Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging.

Dealer Troy Schmidt, Red Dragon Pottery

Troy Schmidt of Red Dragon Pottery is known for his creations of exceptional quality wheel-thrown porcelain artwork in 1-inch scale. Each piece is individually handcrafted on a full size potter's wheel. In detailed miniature, Troy creates replicas of historic ceramic styles as well as modern art for miniature museums and collectors.  He is known for constructing a diverse assortment of pottery shapes and styles. Web: www.reddragonpottery.com
Blue Celadon Group: A soft grey-blue celadon glaze that highlights any texture and carving on the porcelain.
White/Green Japanese Celadon Group: The formula for this recipe was given to me by Harvey Young a potter from Mashiko, Japan.  While conducting a workshop at our Santa Barbara studio in the 1990's he reformulated one of his glazes so we could use our local ingredients - this glaze was the result.
Shino Group: This is an orange American variant of a glaze group that had it origins in 16th century Japan and was at that time typically white with orange edge highlights.  Over time it has evolved to include a group of glazes that range from white to orange (sometimes with gray/black speckling).

Black and Gold Group: A metallic Semi-Matt Black glaze of my own formulation highlighted with bright gold luster in 22K

Crackle Group: A delicate Asian inspired glaze which appears ancient and timeless at the same time.

Dealer Deb Laue, Dragonfly International

Dragonfly International is where-to-go for supplies and kits to make jewelry, hats, hatboxes, purses, toys, trunks, gift boxes, and much more. Deb Laue carries a fine selection of leathers, laces, trims, fabrics and flocking. She also has mannequins, display busts and stands for the do-it-yourself miniaturist. Her first-rate crafter tools are "must have."
Web: www.dragonflyintl.com

Dealer Debbie Young, Young at Heart

Long-time dealer Debbie Young offers quarter-scale kits. Most are reproductions of actual houses. Over the years, she and her husband Jeff have created more than 100 different house kits. They also make quarter-scale individual room and whole house furniture kits.  This year, Debbie is offering a pre-registered Friday Workshop. Web: http://youngatheartminiatures.com

Oct. 12 Friday Workshop, "¼-inch Gothic Display House."

Dealer Alvin & Rose Schulz, A&R Miniatures

Alvin & Rose Schultz specialize in LED lighting and sound accents. Their line includes working Televisions, Holiday pillar candles, Caldrons (with or without sound), Christmas trees, Wizard’s Tables, Thunder and Lightning, Flickering log sets (with or without sound) and Mantels. They also do custom LED lighting and sound designs. Products include 1:12 scale, 1:24 scale, and 1:48 scale.
Web: http://www.arminiatures.com