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.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

2014 Good Sam Academy Workshops

Nine workshops will be held at the Academy from Oct. 13-17 at our Morgan Hill, CA facility immediately following the Good Sam Show. Miniaturists of all skill levels will have an opportunity to practice their craft and learn new techniques while having fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Here are three of the workshops being offered. The deadline for registration is September l, and approaching fast. Why don't you come and join the fun, too?

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The Guys from Texas: Frank Lloyd Wright Style structure.
Deb Mackie: Western Show Saddle, Saddle Tree and Bridle.

Deb Mackie: Western Show Saddle, Saddle Tree and Bridle.
Cochise: American Paint Quarter Horse and Leather Halter.

For detailed information, go to:
http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net/goodsamacademy.htmSend in your GSAM registration now, before your favorite class gets filled. If you have questions, contact Connie Sauve, GSAM Director. Phone 209-474-2870. Email: connie@thechinadoll.com

Dealer & Academy Instructor Deb Mackie, IGMA Artisan

Deb Mackie, White Horse Studio, is new to Good Sam this year.  An IGMA Artisan in Figures, she is offering two workshops at the Good Sam Academy. Working in 1:12 scale, Deb makes delightful one-of-a-kind figures in polymer clay, hand-sculpted horses, leather saddles and tack, and other leather goods. Email: mare@whitehorsestudio.com. Web: http://www.whitehorsestudio.com.     

Taliesin, Gypsy Vanner Stallion.

Blue Roan. Old Blue is the steadfast cutting horse. On those long cattle drives, he's the cowboy's best friend.
Colleen Cogsworth, the Irish Steampunk "Star of the County Down." 
Tooled Leather Western Saddle and Tooled Leather Saddlebags/Handbags from Deb's June 2014 workshop at the IGMA Guild School, Castine, Maine.
Look for a variation of Shane, the bathtub cowboy, on Deb's table at Good Sam.
Ghostly Bride and Groom glow in the dark.
Bad Bart and his Steampunk Ray Gun.
The buff Blacksmith.
 Leather shot bag and powder horn.
Tooled leather steamer trunk.
Studio shot of a saddle in progress.

Dealer Janet Uyetake, IGMA Fellow

We are delighted that Janet Uyetake, Tiny Towne, Hawaii, will be a dealer at Good Sam this year. An IGMA Fellow, Janet creates 1:12 scale replicas of authentic dollhouse food. Themes include Tudor, Williamsburg, Victorian, Modern and Tropical. Don't miss her Wine & Cheese displays, miniature grape baskets, and unique meat entrees. Janet uses her own handcrafted porcelain dishes for display. She also makes orchid plants in designer pots. Ebay id: minigourmet. Email: juyetake@clearwire.net. Web: http://tinytownehawaii.com.

Porcelain Christmas Chocolate pot set, china painted holly design, Santa cups and fimo pastry.
Happy Halloween porcelain hot chocolate set with Halloween cat cookies.
Filled watermelon fruit tray with porcelain butterfly handles.
Al Chandronnait basket with fimo apples, cut and whole.
Porcelain tray of cheese with porcelain leaves for decoration.
Porcelain rose decorated tray with strawberry pastry.
Three porcelain glazed Toby mugs.
Pink porcelain chocolate pot set with porcelain embellished flowers.
Lovely porcelain tea set with hand-painted flowers and gold trim. Used to serve tea, finger sandwiches, olives and figs.
Porcelain teapot with hand decorated porcelain butterfly and dragonflies.
All porcelain tree trunk figurine with porcelain dragonflies, butterfly and flowers.
Halloween porcelain teapot with Jack-o'-Lantern face and porcelain flowers.
Fimo orchid in one-of-a-kind designer porcelain pot with porcelain butterfly.

Estate Sale: Shellie's Miniature Mania, San Carlos, CA

Long-time dealer Shellie Kazan, Shellie's Miniature Mania, 732 Laurel St., San Carlos, CA is holding a multi-estate sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (July 25, 26 and 27). Hours: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Tel: 650-593-4932. Email: shelliesminis@msn.com  

If you have always wanted to attend a first-rate Estate Sale, now is your chance! The four estates are Phyllis Gotelli, Pat Dugand, Dan Becker and Marianne Thurtle. You will find roomboxes by Bluette Meloney, Brooke Tucker and other artists, dollhouse dolls, antique and vintage miniatures, furniture and accessories. See sampling below.