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 7, 2012

At the Show - Quarter-Scale

This week, we share the work of three quarter-scale artisans who attended the 2011 Good Sam Show and are scheduled to be at the 2012 Show.

Gayle Clausen, GayleDolls, creates a line of quarter-scale dolls in addition to her 1:12 scale figures. She finds it great fun to make wee every day folks, shopkeepers, waiters, food service workers, maids, peddlers, Christmas carolers, pirates, and more. All characters are about 1-1/4" tall. Gayle has been a dealer at Good Sam the last six years. gayledolls@cox.net, http://www.gayledolls.com/
An ordinary gentleman.
Spanish maiden.
Christmas Carolers.
Quilter, peddler, and garden sprite riding a dragon.
Teeney and Peggy having a pillow fight.
A red-haired maid and lady peddler.
Circus ring-master and clown.

For the past twenty years, Samantha Murray, Samantha Creations, has been creating miniatures. She brought her quarter-scale furniture to Good Sam for the first time in 2011. In addition to miniatures, Samantha paints floor cloths and creates jewelry. She sells at shows and through her Etsy shop. SamanthaCreations@sbcglobal.net, www.etsy.com/shop/SamanthaCreations
Chippendale style dining set with upholstered seats and matching breakfront.
Faux leather tufted club chair and sofa with wingback chair. Bookcase, coffee table, and grandfather clock in mahogany finish.
Windsor style living room set in an animal print with brown "leather" wingback chair. Walnut finished tables.
Walnut finished upright piano next to a mahogany finished baby grand piano.
Mahogany four poster bed and kidney shaped vanity with stool. Mirrored dresser, night stand, and armoire.

Mel Yost, Mel's Miniatures, handcrafts imaginative quarter-scale cottages and aged buildings. He transforms natural woods, conifer cones, lava rocks and other bits of nature into enchanting structures. Mel's unique 1/4" scale rustic furniture is made out of the same manzanita and bitterbrush woods used for cottages. Do stop by Mel's table and enjoy his picturesque out-of-the-ordinary creations.  MelvinJanet@aol.com

Quaint quarter-scale tree house with glass copper-trimmed windows. Open at back, lighted. Aged wooden ladders to climb up to tree house.
Lighthouse with hand-cut cedar shake roof, open at back, lighted, quarter-scale. Glass windows on top have copper trim and handmade aged rope.
Quarter-scale cottage on maple slab base. Bitterbrush wood slices over front door, red brick front, aged pine wood on the stairs.
Quarter-scale thatched roof English cottage on unique maple slab base. Whimsical stove pipe chimney.

Old-style 1/4" building of plaster, handmade brick and seasoned wood on walnut burl base. Adorned with gold-colored decorations for a vintage look.


  1. que casitas y miniaturas más hermosas

  2. Это очень-очень и очень красиво! Такие аккуратные детали в миниатюре, я восхищена!