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 20, 2013

GSAM Instructor Carol Wagner

Since 1997, Carol Wagner has been handcrafting realistic flowering plants and vines. An IGMA Fellow in Plants, Carol is teaching a four day workshop at the Good Sam Academy (GSAM) in October. Students will make a rhododendron, clump of evergreen bamboo, and pot of petunias. Participants will hand-cut and glue leaves and blooms, make realistic branches and canes, and apply painted detail and washes. You can apply this method to almost any miniature plant, bush or vine to create a unique piece. All skill levels are welcome.  For registration information, go to: http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net/goodsamacademy.htm

GSAM workshop in October 2013 to make a rhododendron, clump of evergreen bamboo, and pot of petunias.
Photo of the rhododendron bush - October 2013 GSAM workshop.
Photo of the clump of evergreen bamboo and pot of petunias - October 2013  GSAM workshop.

Shown below are a variety of Carol's fabulous flower creations. Don't miss her table at this year's Good Sam Show.
Blue rose bush in gothic pot. Window box with miniature rose bush, petunias, geraniums, violets and lobelia designed for Rik Pierce, Frogmorton Studios.
Bonsai fuchsia  planted in a free form raku bowl that Carol made in a Jon Almeda class. All of her bonsai are planted with moss and boulders to provide a look of age.
Tree fuchsia with red calyx and purple corolla. Yellow climbing rose. Coral rose bush. Well known for her exceptional roses, devoted fans affectionately call her "the Queen of Roses."
Handmade gathering basket of cut lavender and ivory roses, fern, and wildflowers.
Lovely little scene with bench and Morning Glory vine climbing a tree trunk.
Ikebana arrangement of California magnolia blossoms in Jon Almeda pottery. The tree trunk is a knot from a dead branch that Carol found in the desert. Photo by Bob Wagner.

You can contact Carol at Bobncar1254@gmail.com or visit her website to see more designs, http://carol-wagner.com/miniatures/

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