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, November 23, 2013

Mark Murphy

Our fourth instructor for the 2014 Good Sam Academy of Miniatures is IGMA Fellow Mark Murphy, a remarkable furniture maker. Mark can be found at shows with Mary Grady O’Brien, as they collaborate on many of their pieces.

Rumor has it that Mark is considering teaching a Windsor chair at the Academy. This would involve carving the seat, turning spindles and legs, as well as assembling the chair. There is lots to be learned while building a Windsor chair. Below are pictures of some of Mark’s chairs to give you an idea of what he might end up teaching. Mark’s email is mmurphyor@gmail.com

1800's New England Settle with carved seat and lathe turned spindles.

1780's American Sack-Back Chair. Rug by Patricia Richards.

1770's American Comb-Back chairs.

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