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, January 17, 2015

New "Header" for the Good Sam Blog

Mid-January each year, the Good Sam Show photographer Michael Puff designs a new header for the Blog. (See top of page, above.) It will be the header for the next 12-months. The miniatures in this year's header are from the 2014 Show, and were available for purchase at the show.

The Goldfinch, after C. Fabritius, Dutch (1654) on handcrafted wood easel by IGMA Artisan Johannes Landman, Canada. Email: jilandman@telus.net
Country Garden by Bridget McCarty Animal Pets from workshop by Laura Crain. (Bridget added the Peacock by Mike Barbour.) Email: aliceinteacup@yahoo.com. Web: http://www.bridgetmccarty.com. Bru porcelain doll in ecru silk and cotton lace by IGMA Artisan Pat Boldt. Email: patboldtdolls@cox.net.
Furred North American "Bobcat" by Takumi Takanashi from Japan. Email: Takumi@minimalxanimal.com. Web: http://www.minimalxanimal.com
Wheel-thrown English porcelain pottery with minty-white matte celadon glaze by IGMA Fellow Troy Schmidt, Red Dragon Pottery. Dragon-handle Amphora (back). Ewer (left). Faceted vase (right). Bamboo-handle bowl (front). Email: RedDragonPottery@gmail.com. Web: http://reddragonpottery.com.

Reproduction of Chinese porcelain bowl from the Wanli period. A collaboration between IGMA Fellow Pete Acquisto (mounts) and IGMA Fellow Henny Staring-Egberts, Portugal (hand-painted porcelain bowl). Pete email: Minisilver@aol.com. Web: http://www.AcquistoSilver.com. Henny email: info@ceramic-miniatures.nl.  Web: http://www.ceramic-miniatures.nl
IGMA Fellow Beth Freeman-Kane from South Africa specializes in sculptures of birds and small wildlife in natural settings. She created this delightful scene with outdoor spigot, blooming iris, dragonfly, and baby ducks playing in a tub of water. Email: info@bethfreeman-kane.co.za.  Web: http://bethfreeman-kane.co.za
Blue hand-painted silk upholstered French furniture in alcove, with hand-painted medallions of a French scene on silk taffeta, by Maritza Moran. Email: maritzaminis@gmail.com.  Web: http://www.maritzaminiatures.com
From long-time dealer Carla Gaustad, a "Sophisticated Lady" by doll artist Gale Bantock of England. Carla carries a unique selection of one-of-a-kind pieces from talented artisans in the U.S. and abroad. She sells at shows only.  Email: 949-768-5636, jgaustad1@cox.net

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