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, April 18, 2015

Exhibit: The Ruffled Rooster

Connie Sauve, Stockton, CA exhibited "The Ruffled Rooster" at the 2014 Good Sam Show. "This was a project that I started in a 2-day 'Kitchen in a Cupboard' class, held in Morgan Hill. I decided early on to have lots of fun with the colors, graphics and accessories. I originally thought it would be a quick project, but it actually took 10 times longer than I thought it would!"

"The graphics are from scrapbook papers. I painted all the canisters in the door and on the countertop. I made the farmhouse sink from Paperclay. I wove the seats for the chairs, and made the seat cushions from fabrics I printed. I made the dishes by spray painting them and added the decals I printed on my computer. In addition, I made the tiled wall by hand cutting and grouting the tiles. I also wove the baskets from scratch. 

Photos courtesy of Connie Sauve, Good Sam Show Exhibit Chairman.

Exhibit: Kitchen in a Cupboard

"Kitchen in a Cupboard" exhibit by Rhona Lee, Gilroy, California. "This project was brought into creation by Karen and Mark Laisure, Ruth Heisch, and the MiniCals Club. Each participant individualized his/her own style. My version incorporates faux carved wood and painting on the doors courtesy of IGMA Artisan Bluette Meloney." In 1:12 scale, the Kitchen is 12" wide, 9-1/2" deep, and 14" tall.

Photos courtesy of exhibitor Rhona Lee and Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman.

Exhibit: Grandma's Kitchen

"Grandma's Kitchen" (Kitchen in a Cupboard) by MiniAttics member Marjorie Milani, Redwood City, CA.  The 1:12 scale Kitchen is 9-1/2" wide, 9-1/2" deep, and 9-1/2" tall.

Photos courtesy of Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman.

Exhibit: Jasmin's Cupcakes

"Jasmin's Cupcakes" exhibit by Lynn Miller, Mountain View, CA. "Jasmin Schwarz of Bitty Bits and Bobs made the wonderful cupcakes. When I started this kitchen, I knew they had found the perfect home." Flowers, frosting, bowls and piping bags by Lynn. In 1:12 scale, the exhibit is 12" wide, 9.5" deep, and 12" tall.

Photos courtesy of Connie Sauve, Exhibit Chairman.

2013 GSAM instructor Rik Pierce: Mid-1990s Medieval Lighthouse as completed by collector.

Rik Pierce, Frogmorton Studios, was an instructor at the 2013 Good Sam Academy. A popular teacher, his imaginative structures are based on English rustic Medieval and Tudor buildings--with a lot of whimsy and fantasy thrown in. Rik prides himself in giving viewers "a lot to look at!" The Medieval Lighthouse shown here was published in American Miniaturist magazine (Oct. 2009 issue #78). Email: rik@frogmorton.com Web: http://www.frogmorton.com, http://frogmortonstudios.shutterfly.com/

Rik Pierce with prototype from mid-1990s Workshop. Taught one time only at the Chicago International Show.

A private collector purchased the Lighthouse the same year at the Philadelphia Miniaturia. It eventually became the "English Rose Tea Room."

The interior decoration for the "English Rose Tea Room" was a collaborative effort between the collector and Lenor Johnson, R-Stuff Miniatures. 

The kitchen and bedroom as outfitted by the collector and Lenor Johnson, R-Stuff Miniatures.
To see more by Rik Pierce, go >here<.