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, September 27, 2014

Dealers: Ferd & Millie Sobol - Fine Furniture

Ferd Sobol and his wife Mille have been dealers at Good Sam for more than twenty years. An IGMA Fellow, Ferd specializes in fine handcrafted 1:12 scale furniture from the Federal Period. He graciously shares photos of his most recent piece, The Breakfront. One of his most popular designs, this is an unprecedented Third Edition. Email: Ferd@soboleditions.com.  Web: http://www.SobolEditions.com

Ferd Sobol Editions Breakfront.
Ferd Sobol Editions Breakfront caning.
Ferd Sobol Editions Breakfront flame finial tambour.
Ferd Sobol Editions dovetails. 
Ferd Sobol holding The Breakfront. 

To see more of Ferd Sobol's fine furniture, to >here<.

Dealer: Troy Schmidt, Red Dragon Pottery - Ceramics

Long-time dealer Troy Schmidt creates 1:12 scale hand-thrown pottery from fine English porcelain. An IGMA Fellow, he is always exploring and experimenting. His exciting glazes come in a wide range of truly unique colors. Troy also makes unusual "brickware," rustic 19th century grotesque face jugs, and more. Email: RedDragonPottery@gmail.com. Web: http://reddragonpottery.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedDragonPottery

Amphora with matte green and shino glaze. Troy also makes metal stands for these.
Basket bowl with white crackle glaze and eucalyptus handle.
Crackleware bowl.
Carved teapot with celadon glaze and cane style handle.
 Carved ewer with cut lip, semi-matte celadon glaze.
Unique basket bowl with eucalyptus handle.
Pitcher with rutile-blue and white glaze. 
"Brickware."  Small cave opening is filled with miniature storage pots reminiscent of an ancient storage cave. 

To see more of Troy Schmidt's work, go >here<.

Dealer Gilbert Mena - Fine Furniture, Paintings & Turnings

Gilbert Mena is well known for his exceptional oil paintings, excellent furniture, and handsome turnings. Always innovative and imaginative, his most recent goal is to push miniatures to the limit when making finely detailed very tiny pieces. Email: botanoshen@yahoo.com

Sevres style French table with a plaque of classical figures in a landscape.    
A teeny tiny grand piano.
Sideboard has one case filled with brass scientific instruments, and another with faux ivory scrimshaw and turnings. Photo courtesy of Connie Sauve.
Shredded currency embedded in resin. The boxes and vases are turned on a lathe.
Paintings photographed on the floor at the 2012 Good Sam Show. 
Micro-roombox with wooden furniture, tiny oil paintings, and sculptures. Photo courtesy of Connie Sauve. 

To see more of Gilbert Mena's work, go >here<.

Dealers: The Kummerows - Stained Glass, Lighting, Small Scale, Toys & More

Barbara & Lew Kummerow are a husband and wife team who make Tiffany lamps and other exceptional lighting. They offer small structures, eye-catching little theatres, toys, and unique Halloween and Christmas decorative pieces. The Kummerows work in 1-inch, quarter-scale, 1:144 scale, and micro-mini scale. Email: kumini@tcsn.net

These little animal pull toys are copies of toys from the 1930s and 1940s.
Santa stall, 2-inches tall. A tiny replica of a piece from their full-size antique Christmas collection.
Little stall with 1.5" tall Witch. It is a tiny replica of a piece from their full-size antique Christmas collection.

The Christmas chalet is 7" x 9" and features a lighted tree and lots of mini holiday decorations. 

To see more work by the Kummerows, go >here<.

Dealers: Bruce & Judy Steinke, BJ Miniatures - Quarter-scale kits and more

The Steinkes offer quarter-scale kits for structures, plus furniture and accessories to fill them. Their stated goal is to make quality kits and finished items that are affordable and to have satisfied customers. They also offer some 1/4" scale miniatures by other artisans. Look for their new work at the Show. Email: bjminis@byminis.com.  Web: http://www.bjminis.com

Miss Elvira's Potions & Brews. Sold as a kit.
Interior of Miss Elvira's. Furniture and accessories not included in kit.
Miss Trelawney, patterned after a home in Portland. Furniture not included in kit. 
Quarter-scale garden bench and table (right) and a Paxton bench and table (left). 

To see more of the Steinkes work, go >here<.

Dealer: Grandt Line Products - 1:48 and 1:144 scale Kits

Phyllis Nishimori and Liz Aduan, Grandt Line Products, continue to offer new and delightful 1:48 and 1:144" scale kits. Many kits are inspired by 1930s Disney movies and 1940s children books. This year, they are introducing the two 1/4-inch scale kits shown here. Last year, they introduced the "Spooky Hollow" kit in 1:144 scale (see below). Tel: 925-671-0143. Email: grandt@pacbell.net. Web: http://www.grandtline.com

The Three Bears B&B, 1/4" scale kit (includes bears). Brand new.
The Three Little Kittens (Mama Cat's Pies), 1/4" scale kit (includes cats). Brand new.
"Spooky Hollow" kit in 1:144" scale. Two story 4-room dollhouse with front porch decorated for Halloween. Includes flying witch, pumpkins, tombstones, two little ghosties, cobwebs, and more. 

To see more Grandt Line kits, go >here<.

Dealer Sue Herber - Small Scale Kits & Furnishings and a 1:12 scale Kit

Sue Herber is an IGMA Artisan in Smaller Scales. She makes and sells mainly small-scale structure kits and finished furnishings. If you want to try to make a quarter-scale structure, but find the furnishings a challenge, her finished accessories are the way to go. Sue's 1:12 scale "Boulangerie" is delightful. Email: sue@thing.com.  Web: http://www.thing.com/sue/

"Steamboat Folly" quarter-scale kit. Heavily decorated one room gingerbread Victorian Folly. 2-1/2" wide, 2-1/2" deep, 5" high on a patio that is 3-inches x 4-inches.

"Gnome Home" quarter-scale kit. Size is 3-1/8" wide, 3-3/4" deep, and 5-3/4" high. Furniture kit and hand-painted gnome man or woman sold separately.

"Mother Goose Cottage" quarter-scale kit. Size is 5-1/2" wide, 4-1/2" deep, and 5" high. Finished furnishings sold separately. 
"Boulangerie" French bakery kit in 1:12 scale). Loaded with detail, the furnishings and 50 finished baked goods are included. Size is 7" wide x 3-1/2" deep x 9-1/2" high. 

To see more of Sue's kits go >here<.

Dealer Debbie Young, Young at Heart - Quarter-scale Kits

Long-time dealer Debbie Young, Young at Heart, shares her new quarter-scale kits. Most are reproductions of actual houses. Over the years, she and her husband Jeff have created more than 100 different house kits. They also make quarter-scale individual room and whole house furniture kits. This year, Debbie is teaching a children's workshop. Web: http://youngatheartminiatures.com

The "Brick Bungalow" is a new quarter-scale kit. It is a replica of a historic house Debbie found in St. Louis, MO.
White Christmas" Putz house (Glitter House) kit. It is reminiscent of the old German Putz houses, but scaled to 1/4-inch. It opens in the back so it can be filled with furniture.
The "Little Flowered House" kit in quarter-scale. It is decorated in Mary Engelbriet-style.
The "Halloween House" is a little glitter house that Debbie Young will be teaching children on Saturday at a Good Sam Children's Workshop. 

To see more work by Debbie & Jeff Young, go >here<.

Dealer Erik Goddard - Structures

Erik Goddard designs and builds exceptional miniature architecture. A versatile designer, his structures and room boxes include modern, Japanese, period pieces, tree houses, and more. He is known for his fine lighting and rich interior details. Erik accepts commissions.  Email: mail@erikgoodard.com, http://www.erikgoddard.comhttps://www.facebook.com/erikgoddard1

"Aspen" - A modern townhouse, 1:12 scale.
"Tokugawa" - Japanese room in the style reminiscent of the Edo era, 1:12 scale.
"Queen Victoria" - Pub from BBC's hit drama series, EastEnders. 1:24 scale.
"Willow" - 1:12 scale scene of an organic fantasy environment. 

To see more of Erik Goddard's designs, go >here<.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ad for the 2014 Good Sam Show

This Ad for the 2014 Good Sam Show appeared on the inside cover of the August issue of American Miniaturist magazine. It features a unique Louis XV Sevres porcelain table with pierced brass gallery. The table is a collaboration between Geoff Wonnacott, England and Miyuki Nagashima, Japan. Geoff is an IGMA Fellow in Furniture. Miyuki is an IGMA Artisan in China Painting. 

Dealer Geoff Wonnacott, England - Fine Furniture

Since 2010, Geoff Wonnacott has come from England to be a dealer at Good Sam. He has also offered workshops. An IGMA Fellow in Furniture, Geoff is well known for his fine handcrafted museum quality furniture reproductions in 1:12 scale. Email: gffwon@aol.com.  Web: http://www.geoffreywonnacott.co.uk

Louis XVI Gilt Gueridon with pierced brass gallery. Neo-classic Gilt armchair. Hand-painted porcelain tea set by Miyuki Nagashima, Japan.
Louis XVI Parquetry Cylinder Bureau in rosewood and ebony with gilt metal figures.
Louis XVI Marble Top Commode in walnut, veneered in amboyna with cross-banded drawers, brass ring pull handles, and turned ebony legs. Meissen-style porcelain plates by Miyuki Nagashima, Japan.
Beautifully detailed bookcase wall unit. Porcelain plates by Miyuki Nagashima, Japan. Hand-bound books by Tine Krijnen, Netherlands. (All are dealers at this year's Show.)
Sheraton chess table with Staunton chess pieces turned and carved in ebony and boxwood. Mahogany Stick Splat chair.
18th century Chippendale Corner Cupboard. Offered as workshop at the 2011 Show. Fine porcelain by Miyuki Nagashima, Japan. 

To see more fine furniture by Geoff Wonnacott Miniature Cabinetmaker, go >here<.