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, February 28, 2015

Dealer: Johannes Landman, Painter

Don't miss the Johannes Landman article "There's magic in each stroke" in the March/April 2015 issue 44 of Dollhouse Miniatures magazine. An internationally acclaimed painter, he will be at the Bishop Chicago International Show in April 2015 and at the Good Sam Show in October 2015. The paintings shown here were photographed at the 2014 Good Sam Show. Email: jilandman@telus.net

"Windfalls, after Sophie Gengembre Anderson" (mid-1800s) on a handcrafted easel by Johannes Landman.
Festoon of Fruit and Flowers, after Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Dutch (1606-1684).
Peacock Parakeet Crane, after M. d'Hondecoeter, Dutch (1636-1695).
Portrait of a Man in a Black Hat, after Rembrandt, Dutch (1606-1669).
The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche (1756) after Pompeo Batoni, Italian (1708-1787). 

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Dealer: Lucy Iducovich: Needlework & Stitchery

Lucy Iducovich from New Kensington, PA handcrafts fine petit point rugs, seat covers, pillows, tilt frames, wall hangings, eyeglass cases, and more. She uses antique Austrian petit point from the 1920s-1930s to make items. An IGMA Fellow, Lucy offers both finished work and kits. Shows only. 

Dealers: Rita & Horst Kruger, Tiny Ceramics, Germany

From Germany, Rita and Horst Kruger, Tiny Ceramics, make real hand-painted ceramic miniature tiles. This year, they are extending their selection to include tiled benches and tiled fountains. You can order directly from the Tiny Ceramics website. The Kruegers will be at the Chicago International Show in April and the Good Sam Show in October. Email: info@tinyceramics.de. Web: http://www.tiny-ceramics.com    

Handmade elaborate Spanish tile mural.
Art Nouveau tile mural. Wood table with top tiled in a floral and fruit design.  Wood tray features tiled top with rooster. 
Porcelain hand-painted tile mural with opulent flower baskets. The full-size original is in the Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany (constructed 1664-1675).

Exhibit: "African Game Room & Garden"

Michael Puff, the Good Sam Show photographer, exhibited his "African Game Room & Garden" at the 2014 Show. Adapted from a design by Whitledge & Burgess, the setting is South Africa.

In 1:12 scale, the exhibit is 19" wide, 15-1/4" deep, and 13-1/4" high.

The Great White Hunter & his Indian Manservant were commissioned from IGMA Fellow Jamie Carrington, England.
Winston, The Bull Dog was commissioned from IGMA Fellow Kerri Pajutee.
The wet bar, looking out onto the African tropical garden.
African decorations handcrafted by African artist Pam Jones, Miniatures Out of Africa, Cape Town, South Africa. Shrunken Head by IGMA Artisan Nancy Quimby, Nantasy Fantasy. Monkey by Todd Krueger, T.K. Designs.
Wet Bar window looking out onto the Orchid Wall of the African garden.

The African garden with handcrafted Ostrich by IGMA Artisan Teresa Summers.
Painting "Pelt Merchant of Cairo" (J.L. Gerome, 1869) by IGMA Artisan Dan Worsham, PepperWood Miniatures. (The photo in the silver frame on the lamp table is of the Great White Hunter as a young man.)
The Great White Hunter as a young man. 

Photos courtesy of exhibitor Michael Puff and Connie Sauve, the Exhibit Chairman.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

2014 Good Sam Show: "Flowers, Flowers, Flowers" by Moonyeen Moller

Don't miss the 2014 Good Sam Show (Part 2) coverage in the March/April 2015 issue 44 of Dollhouse Miniatures magazine.  The cover photo is Moonyeen Moller's 1:12 scale exhibit "Flowers, Flowers, Flowers" displayed at the show.

Side 1 of the exhibit as displayed on the cover.
Most of the flowers and plants were made by exhibitor Moonyeen Moller, Foster City, CA from kits by Pascale Garnier of France. The doll is by Melissa Drapeau, Ocala, Florida.

Side 2 of the exhibit is the Utility Shed. The figure is by Sharon Cariola, Doll Mine Miniatures, San Diego, CA. http://stores.ebay.com/doll-mine-miniatures.

Dealer Troy Schmidt, Red Dragon Pottery: Ceramics

Using a full-size potter's wheel, IGMA Fellow Troy Schmidt creates 1:12 scale hand-thrown pottery from fine English porcelain. In addition to miniature ceramics, he makes life-size pottery and teaches beginning ceramic classes. Always exploring and experimenting, his exciting glazes come in a wide range of unique colors. Email: RedDragonPottery@gmail.com. Web: http://reddragonpottery.com

Dragon Handle Ewer with semi-matte celadon glaze. 1:12 scale.
Carved ewer with cut lip and classic gloss celadon green glaze. 1:12 scale.
Troy randomly wrapped a thread of soft clay around a vase with a simple form to add interest. 1:12 scale.
Here is Troy with a dragon sculpture. He has made many dragon sculptures over the years but this is the largest one.
Pilgrim bottle, about 12-inches tall. The form dates back over 1000 years and his version was inspired by ceramic flasks that were once common in tombs in northern China.
Natural stoneware vase with a reticulation glaze, about 14-inches tall.
Simple teapot with Troy's signature purple glaze. Life-size, not 1:12 scale.
Small three-footed teapot, about 6-inches tall.
A matcha tea bowl, or chawan, with a classic shino glaze. Life-size, not 1:12 scale.
Jar with a piece of Columbia River basalt for a handle. About 8-inches tall.
Original design from 1999 shows Mother Nature creating woman in her own image, with a new glaze from 2014. About 12-inches in diameter. 

To see more 1:12 scale Red Dragon Pottery, go >here<.

Dealer Karon Cunningham, England: Spring Cleaning & Storage

Karon Cunningham from England shares a delightful selection of 1:12 scale miniatures for spring-cleaning and storage. Handcrafted by leading international artisans, most items are one-of-a-kind or made in limited numbers. Visit Karon's website to see the full range of her world-class offerings. Look for her table at this year's show. Web: http://karoncunningham.com. Blog: http://www.karoncunningham.com/blog/

Pretty boxes for keeping your wardrobe tidy. Handcrafted by Carolyn Harding, U.K.
Brass coal scuttle by Derry Mahoney, Ireland.
Beat those rugs clean with the help of an old-fashioned carpet beater by Anika Keukengerei, Holland.
Old vintage crates make great storage containers. Handcrafted by Carlotta Rossi, Italy.
Every household should have a dustpan and brush. Handcrafted by Dieter Dorsch, Germany.
Every spring-cleaning needs a bucket of water and cloth. Handcrafted by Mags Cassidy, U.K.
This pretty red cupboard can hide a multitude of muddle. Handcrafted by Barbara Hill, U.S.
Painted metal containers make good pots for plants. By Rosemary Macedonio, U.S.
Welcome spring with a container of flowering bulbs by Jan Southerton, U.K.
Exterior of charming old trunk to store keepsake memories. Handcrafted by Olga De Haro Ascencio, Spain.
Interior of handcrafted storage trunk.  
Baskets are always a favorite for keeping things looking tidy. Handcrafted by Vicky Sanfield, U.S.
Keep those wine bottles neat with a wooden storage ladder by Alexandra Cantatore, Italy.

To see some of Karon Cunningham's past offerings, go >here<.