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, January 24, 2015

2014 Show Coverage: American Miniaturist Magazine

Don't miss the 2014 Good Sam Show report "Mini Treasures in Small Scale" which appears in the February 2015 issue of American Miniaturist magazine. The gallery showcases the work of 12 talented dealers who make 1:48 and/or 1:144 scale kits and other items. Each artisan has a full page displaying offerings at the show. 

The Romeo and Juliet Villa, Amalfi, Italy. Quarter-scale kit by IGMA Artisan Sue Herber. Contents sold separately. Email: sue@thing.com. Web: http://www.thing.com

To order a copy of the February 2015 issue of American Miniaturist magazine, phone Toll Free: 1-866-606-6587 or email: info@americanminiaturist.com.

Dealer Karon Cunningham, England: Collectibles, International Artisans & More

Karon Cunningham, England, carries an enviable selection of superb handmade miniatures by leading international artisans. For this week's Blog, I asked if she would share some 1:12 scale toys. (Look for other themes in future posts.) To see more of Karon's offerings, visit her website. Web: http://karoncunninghim.com. Blog: http://www.karoncunningham.com/blog/

Ride-on Elephant by Linda Wilson.

Crochet chicken in basket from Mariella Vitale, Italy.
Grumpy little duckling from Christel Kallies, Germany.
Noah’s Ark by Jaqueline Crosby, U.K.
Wooden niƫve (Old Norse) horses by Jeanet Dekker, Netherlands.
Stuffed animal toys in knitted jackets by Almundena Gonzalez, Spain.
Boomerang by Jane Woodham, U.K.
Clowns on sticks are by Sandra Morris, U.K.
Boxed farm animals by Silvia Leiner, Germany. 
Rabbit on stick by Julie Campbell, U.K.

Shellie's Miniature Mania - Ron Hubble Workshop "Seville: The Jewel in the Crown"

In June 2015, Ron Hubble and Judy Taylor will teach a 4-day room box class at Shellie's Miniature Mania, San Carlos, CA. Students will create the stunning "Hall of the Ambassadors" in 1:12 scale. It is the third and last room box in the Cities of Andalucia series. Dates: Friday, June 26 - Monday, June 29. Cost: $1425. If questions, contact Shellie Kazan, Shellie's Miniature Mania at 650-563-4921. Email: shelliesminis@msn.com.

Seville with "daylight" lighting.
Seville as a Courtyard, with "daylight" lighting.
Seville with "night-time" lighting.

Seville as a Courtyard, with "night-time" lighting.
Also offered is a two-day Furnishings Class designed to completely furnish the Seville. Dates: Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 1. Cost $625.

Furnishings for the Seville. 

To register, and for more photos/information, go to Ron Hubble's website: http://www.ronhubble.com/classes.html. Or, get in touch with Shellie Kazan, Shellie's Miniature Mania (contact info, above).

Exhibit: "Flying the Coop"

Connie Sauve, Stockton, CA displayed her 1:12th scale exhibit "Flying the Coop" at the 2014 Good Sam Show. "This project started after finding the whimsical (circa 1928) truck on eBay. I immediately thought of Ma & Pa Kettle going to the country fair. The flying rooster and hen are by Teresa Dudley, Northern Lites Miniatures."

"I made the Ma & Pa Kettle figures in the truck and also three of the wood cages in the back of the truck. I added the wool to the sheep and the feathers to the geese. I also made the barbed wire fence from scratch. It's actually very sharp, just like the real thing!" 

The exhibit is 16" wide, 10" deep, and 10-1/2" tall. Photos courtesy of Connie Sauve, IGMA Fellow in Figures (Costuming).