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, March 3, 2012

At the Show - Quarter-Scale

This week, we are sharing the work of talented small scale artisans who attended the 2011 Good Sam Show. Both Karen Cary (Karen Cary's Miniatures) and Janet Smith (Desert Minis, Inc.) offer workshops.

Karen Cary's Miniatures makes quarter-scale kits for structures and many lines of furniture kits including Medieval, Victorian, French, Tuscany, Nautical, Japanese, Dutch, and much more. A husband and wife team, they also offer laser cut decorative moldings, trims, railings, gates, stairs, windows, doors, and create structures in 1/144th scale. They has been coming to Good Sam since 2000. Karen offers workshops. minis@karencary.com, www.karencary.com
Thatched roof 14th century cobblestone cottage. Quarter-scale kit. Furniture and accessories available in kit form.
Wine and Cheese Shop with patio. Quarter-scale kit. Accessories offered in kits.
Three-story English Tudor-style house with five rooms. Kits in 1/4" scale and 1/144th scale.
Two story Castle Kari with round tower. Kits in 1/4" scale and 1/144th scale.
British Series kit with British Phone Booth, Eliza's Flower Cart, Popcorn Cart and British Letter Box in 1/4" scale.
Early 19th century Smock Windmill, quarter scale kit. The fan blades turn using a battery operated motor.
Interior of early 19th century Smock Windmill.
Tulip bedroom set kit. Tulip living room, dining room, kitchen, nursery and rocker kits available.
Traditional three-story Japanese house with nine rooms. Quarter-scale kit.
Interior of "Rakki Hause."
Quarter-scale Japanese furniture sets offered for each room.

Janet Smith, Desert Minis, Inc., specializes primarily in quarter-scale foods, with both half-scale and micro scale represented. She carries main dishes, side dishes, single servings, picnic fare, Italian, Mexican, other ethnic foods, pastry, baked goods, and more. She offers kits, and designs miniature foods as jewelry to wear. Janet attended Good Sam for the first time in 2011 and offered a workshop. desertminis@gmail.com,   http://desert-minis.com/
Sushi prep board with seaweed, rice, slice of fresh fish, and bamboo mat to roll the sushi on. Quarter-scale.
Filled pastry case, quarter-scale. 2011 workshop at Good Sam.
Spaghetti and meatballs prep with sauce in pan and drained noodles ready to serve. Quarter-scale.
Tacos on a plate complete with rice and beans. Quarter-scale.
Group of castle foods. Medieval table and chairs by Karen Cary's Miniatures.
Blackbird Pie from collection of castle foods.

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