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 24, 2012

At the Show - Steampunk

Steampunk imagines a Victorian era that never was and includes elements of science fiction and fantasy. It incorporates futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them. Formal Victorian attire is mixed with aviator goggles, crazy gadgets and gizmos. Innovative Steampunk furnishings are embellished with vintage watch cogs, gears, chains, brass, leather, and more. Inspiration comes from late19th century authors Jules Verne and H. G. Wells and films such as "The Time Machine" (1960).

The husband and wife team of Brian (Rainbow Hand) and Kathy Tepper are always exploring new avenues and  reinventing their body of work. This past year, they turned to designing an exciting line of 1:12 scale Victorian Steampunk furniture and accessories. Delightfully eclectic and great fun, each unique Steampunk piece is a little bit left of center. At the same time, it is an exquisite blend of romantic Victorian with a bit of dark goth added in. briantep@verizon.net, http://www.rainbowhandandkathy.com/
Steampunk sideboard top hat, English dog, antique mantel clock, gauntlets, worn books, and
Steampunk hall tree with man's Steampunk hat and flowers.
Steampunk dress form with woman's portrait chair.
Steampunk cappuccino on stand.
Steampunk 1900s delivery bicycle with willow carrier basket. Steampunk wash station.
       1870s Penny-farthing bicycle with a Victorian Steampunk flair. Photo by Connie Sauve.
English Springer Spaniel by Karl Blindheim in willow carrier basket. Steampunked by Kathy.
       Photo by Connie Sauve.
Steampunk 1870s Penny-farthing bicycle. Photo by Connie Sauve.
Steampunk electric chair, front view. Photo by Connie Sauve.
Steampunk electric chair, side view. Photo by Connie Sauve
Ode to Mum. Photo by Connie Sauve.
Victrola on hand-painted chest. Photo by Connie Sauve.
Tall etegere with antique wood and brass birdcage, antique glassware.
       Photo by Connie Sauve.
Samovar with flowers and bust on buffet. Photo by Connie Sauve.

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