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, August 3, 2018

2018 Show Preview

Dealer Brian (Rainbow Hand) and Kathy Tepper

Here are a few more creative and playful "Career Birds" designs from Brian and Kathy Tepper. With fresh and imaginative eyes, the Teppers have the uncanny ability to turn everything into play.
Email: briantep@cox.net

Where's My Mother

Magpie with Puffer Fish

The Lookout and Hi There

The Writer
This "Bad Bird" crow is trying to get away with the mail, and creating a mess in the process.

Dealer Jim Pounder, Washington

Long-time dealer Jim Pounder is an IGMA Artisan in Bronze Figures. He specializes in sculptures and light fixtures, and makes other items as well. Jim has taught both mold-making and silver soldering in Friday Workshops. This year, he is offering a workshop in Basic Silver Soldering and Triple Shade Desk Lamp. Email: pounder@clarkston.com

Friday Class #6 - Basic Silver Soldering and Triple Shade Desk Lamp
Limited edition of 50 pieces in Sterling Silver. It is 1-1/2 inches high with a 3mm black pearl.
“Tom & Becky” bronze sculpture.

Dealer Lola Renner, Lola Originals, California

Lola Renner handcrafts a wide range of 1:12 scale miniature food. Her extensive line includes appetizers, fruits, gourmet meals, decadent deserts, and fabulous wedding cakes. She also makes Valentine candy, Easter items, Halloween treats, Christmas candy, and much more.
Web: www.lola-originals.com

Platter of cupcakes and fruit platter with pineapple centerpiece. The pineapple leaves were painstakingly applied one-by-one.

Dealer Sylvia Mobley

IGMA Fellow Sylvia Mobley specializes in 1:12 scale porcelain dolls, cats, dogs, wild animals and resin creatures. She also makes a wee Haunted Village and delightful Christmas Village about 1-inch tall. Web: www.sylviamobley.com

Ferret and sleeping fox from hand-painted ceramics.
Christmas Village with buildings 1/2" to about 1-1/8" tall. Sold separately or as a display.

Dealer Stephanie Blythe

Doll artist Stephanie Blythe creates imaginative figures inspired by fairy tales and fantasy. Her intricately designed costumes utilize natural materials, antique fabrics, laces and trims. Stephanie also makes charming Sweetie Pie dolls, Babes in the Woods, merbabies, and more.
Web: www.stephanieblythe.com

Tiny Sweetie Pie dolls

Dealer Judy Orr, A Fairy Walk

Long-time dealer Judith "Judy" Orr, A Fairy Walk, and Jeff Mathis of Jeff's Creations, created this delightful alternative history Steampunk police box from the 19th Century British Victorian era.
Web: http://afairywalk.com

Dealer Karen Laisure, M&L/Minis by Karen

Karen Laisure supplies many excellent quality items needed by miniaturists in their work. This includes quality handcrafted gilded frames, hand beveled real glass mirrors, pictures and artwork under the Leeds name. She handcrafts realistic miniature flowers and plants, makes porcelain planters and pottery, porcelain dollhouse dolls, accessories, furniture, and more.

Beautifully detailed garden potting shed.

Dealer Susie Overtoom, Susie O's Dollhouses, Redondo Beach, CA

Working in 1-inch scale and 1/2-inch scale, Susie Overtoom makes an excellent selection of dollhouses, room boxes and shops.  If you need a structure for a scene you are creating--or are looking for inspiration--do stop by her table.  Sue offers a very nice selection from which to choose.

Stylish pink and white room box with chic striped wallpaper ready for decorating.

Dealer Pat Richmond, Twin Heart

Pat Richmond offers a wide range of reasonably priced realistic 1:12 scale produce, plants, succulents, and more. Her flowering plants and spring bulbs are available either in full bloom or with buds almost ready to open. She always has new and different work available.
Web: http://www.twinheart.com

Dealer Judy Kincaid, Brooke Tucker Originals

With Brooke's retirement in 2005, Judy Kincaid took over the Brooke Tucker Originals miniature line. Judy continues to feature the popular accessories and put-abouts that miniaturists have come to know and love. Web: http://www.brooketucker.com/

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