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.

Friday, September 21, 2018

2018 Show Preview

Dealer Rik Pierce, Frogmorton Studios

Rik Pierce is well known for his imaginative 1:12 scale Paperclay structures. His designs conjure up images of rustic English Medieval and Tudor buildings. His book "The Magical World of Rik Pierce" embraces his wide range of paperclay storybook structures. He also offers a fine variety of original Dollhouse Resin Castings. Rik's "Techniques Tutorial" book is filled with colored photographs and detailed step-by-step info on the techniques he taught when giving dollhouse classes over the past 15 years. Rik also offers a Paperclay Rolling Board and Tool Set (11 items) of his own design.
Web: http://www.frogmorton.com







Dealer Isako Furuhashi, Atelier Deux Chevaus (Atelier 2 CV),  Japan

Isako Furuhashi has been a dealer at Good Sam since 2011. She designs detailed 1:12 scale antique Japanese and Chinese style furniture and accessories, early 1900s antique pieces, and modern furniture. Her craftsmanship is exceptional. Web: http://www.dollhouse-isako.com


Antique wood Japanese tansu chest Samurai sword, and Japanese-style table lamp.
Traditional Japanese carpenter tools.
Antique Chinese carved folding wash stand with wood wash bucket, 1:12 scale.
Wine with wooden box.


Dealer Ferd Sobol, The Ferd Sobol Editions

Ferd Sobol and his wife Millie have been dealers at Good Sam since 1993. An IGMA Fellow, Ferd specializes in fine handcrafted 1:12 scale furniture from the Federal Period. Don't miss The Ferd Sobol Editions table at this year's show.  Web: www.SobolEditions.com


The Dream Bedroom Ensemble took decades to come to the workshop bench.  It consists of The Vanity Wardrobe, The Federal Dresser, a Pair of Piecrust Tables, and of course his very latest edition, The Dream Bed. When all pieces of this collection are gathered together, the visual splendor is exceeded only by an appreciative comprehension of the many decades it took to create this entire ensemble. While all are currently available separately, a considerable savings exists when purchased as a group.
The Dream Bed, the latest from The Workshop Wizard celebrates a special memory in Millie and Ferd's own life story.  It completes his bedroom pieces perfectly. Many design elements are echoed within the various pieces of The Dream Bedroom Ensemble. Note how the tiny details like the hand carved floral vines of the foot and side boards are repeated on the doors of The Vanity Wardrobe. The Greek Key designs are also repeated again on the Vanity, The Federal Dresser and the headboard of The Dream Bed.
The Dream Bed, the latest from The Workshop Wizard celebrates a special memory in Millie and Ferd's own life story.  It completes his bedroom pieces perfectly. Many design elements are echoed within the various pieces of The Dream Bedroom Ensemble. Note how the tiny details like the hand carved floral vines of the foot and side boards are repeated on the doors of The Vanity Wardrobe. The Greek Key designs are also repeated again on the Vanity, The Federal Dresser and the headboard of The Dream Bed.
Ferd's amazing Metamorphic Desk is shown with a pair of his Demilune Tables. The desk turns from a stately table into a desk with the flip of a fingertip.  It is a replica of a full sized piece built for the Napoleon Bonaparte family, and the original full sized piece is in the Louvre Museum. The Demilune Tables are perfect companion pieces with their ornate open scrolled rope aprons and delicate hand carved central finials.
2018 is Ferd's and Millie's 37th year creating fine miniature furniture. His coffee table book "Commitment To Excellence - The Ferd Sobol Editions" records their journey in the realm of miniatures. It contains more than a hundred pages of his incredible work in the artform, as well as his story, techniques, jigs, numerous detailed photos, and many DIY tutorials to help you build alongside this IGMA Fellow, who has also been named "Great American Woodworker" by American Woodworker magazine. Signed books are available online and at The Good Sam Show.


Dealer Athena Koeppel, Gothic Miniatures

Athena Koeppel handcrafts 1:12 scale books, candles, scrolls, wands and furniture. New to Good Sam this year, Athena has been a vendor at the Tom Bishop Southern California show and the Miniatures West show in Culver City for the past three years. Her spell scrolls were featured in the Dolls' House magazine in the U.K. Web: www.gothicminiatures.com






Dealers Chris, Holly, & Daphnica Wood- Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Chris, Holly, & Daphnica Wood of Scottsville, KY offer a wide variety of quality artisan miniatures (mostly vintage) with an eye for proper scale & intricate detail.  They try to carry a selection from accessible smalls to rare retired artisan work, focusing most heavily on furniture but also with a large selection of paintings, samplers, turnings, & statuary.  They have an especially nice grouping of quality painted country furniture & accessories including many rare pieces by James Hastrich & also some by David White, Mary Grady O'Brien, Cindy Malon, Therese Bahl, & others.  They've previously sold high-end pieces by Linda LaRoche, Don Buttfield, Harry Smith, John Hodgson, & William Robertson just to name a few.  As antique dealers for over 20 years, they feel they learned to recognize quality workmanship in full or small scale, reflecting in the items they offer for sale.  You can visit their Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Facebook page.  The Woods also sell fine miniatures on eBay, under eBay user IDs: scraphooked & born-again
Email: hollywood13@windstream.net








Dealer Karen Benson, The Quarter Source

New to Good Sam this year, Karen Benson creates quarter-scale room box kits and structure kits. She also makes unique and precise 1/4 (1:48) scale laser cut furniture and accessory kits, as well as finished accessories. Web: www.TheQuarterSource.com







Dealer Joan Such Liponi, Such Things

Long-time dealer Joan Such Liponi offers a diverse and eye-catching selection of 1:12 scale furniture and accessories for use in miniature scenes. She also handcrafts an excellent selection of unusual one-of-kind unusual Halloween, Christmas, and artist items in 1:12 scale. Shows only.






Dealer Susan Karatjas and Pamela Ridgley, sdk miniatures LLC

Susan Karatjas and Pamela Ridgley, sdk miniatures LLC, make miniatures and kits in 1/144th, 1/120th (Baby House size), 1/4", 1/2" and 1" scales. In their Etsy shop, they sell completed miniatures. Several are one-of-a-kind decorated pieces. Many items are also available as kits.
Web: www.sdkminiatures.com

1/144th scale cottage.
Half inch scale fuchsia.
1:12th scale bulb garden in a basket.


Friday, September 14, 2018

2018 Show Preview


Dealer Chris Malcolmson, Spain

IGMA Artisan Chris Malcolmson handcrafts detailed wood furniture using the finest traditions of period cabinet making. Every piece is painstakingly designed in minute detail using only the materials and techniques available in that era. Chris uses a wide variety of exotic timbers, both reclaimed from period antiques and from an extensive collection of rare veneers. Every wood joint is carefully considered and every marquetry motif is designed specifically for each piece. The ormolu mounts are hand crafted using traditional lost wax bronze casting and finished with 24-carat gold. Facebook: chris malcomson miniatures Web: http://chrismalcomsonminiatures.co.uk







Dealer Sally Manwell, New York

IGMA Fellow Sally Manwell is new to Good Sam this year. She specializes in quarter-scale figures, flowers and accessories. Sally is offering a Friday workshop to create a magical quarter-scale kitchen with magic books, broom, birdcage, enchanted mixing bowl, and more.
Email: sallymmini@gmail.com





Dealer Gilbert "Gil" Mena, California

Gil Mena is an imaginative and innovative artist. He specializes in fine handcrafted furniture and oil paintings. Gil also creates an exceptional line of turnings. Shown here is Gil's oil reproduction of a famous painting by Gaspard Dughet (1615-1675), a French painter born in Rome. 1:12 scale.



Mid 19th century scrimshaw table by Gilbert Mena, and Hawaiin mum with hand cut leaves and hand poured glazed pot by Jan Kimbro.
Mid 19th century scrimshaw table by Gilbert Mena, and Hawaiin mum with hand cut leaves and hand poured glazed pot by Jan Kimbro.


Dealer Williamson Walton Marble

Doing business as Williamson Walton Marble, IGMA Artisans Nicole Walton Marble and Judee Williamson handcraft exceptional furniture and furnishings in 1:12 and 1:24 scale. Nicole is a furniture maker and Judee is a fabric expert. Styles include Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, country and contemporary. For fun, they sometimes add in a bit of whimsy and fantasy.
Web: williamson-walton-marble.com









Dealer Josephine Meyer

An IGMA Artisan, the talented and versatile Josephine "Jo" Meyer creates original paintings, miniature copies of the Old Masters, and whimsical animal paintings. She works in 1-inch, 1/2-inch and 1/4-inch scale. She also hand-paints furniture and accessories. Don't miss her table at this year's show. Web: http://www.joart.com







Dealer Julia Stewart, Aristocratic Attic

Julia Stewart designs Ballet tutus, gowns, hats, purses, Christmas trees and wreaths, and Halloween items. Julia has been a dealer most years since 2011.  Email: jthoreson77@gmail.com.
Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/aristocraticatticco






Dealer Sherry Taylor, Smalls Mini Mall

IGMA Artisan Sherry Taylor creates laser cut furniture, wrought iron style wood furniture, and decorative accent pieces. Her decor accent pieces include wood trays, candelabras, wall plaques, signs, wrought-iron style French doors, vintage children's bike, and much more.
Web: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Smallsminnimall