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, June 27, 2015

From the Keeper of the Good Sam Blog

Ad for the 2015 Good Sam Show. Inside cover of the July/August 2015 Dollhouse Miniatures Magazine (Issue 46). 

Look for new posts next week, July 4.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Dealer Beth Freeman-Kane, So. Africa: Sculptures of Birds & Small Wildlife and Friday Workshop

IGMA Fellow Beth Freeman-Kane is a Wildlife Miniaturist specializing in sculptures of birds and small wildlife in natural settings. She holds numerous International Awards for her little masterpieces. Married with three children, Beth is active in the Worship Group at St. Agnes Church in Kloof, So. Africa, where she plays guitar and sings Soprano. Email: info@bethfreeman-kane.co.za.  Web: http://bethfreeman-kane.co.za

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A Winter's Tale.

African Hoepoe bird.
Belted Kingfisher and Goldfish.
Pel's Fishing Owl, a very rare bird confined to a particular area in So. Africa and not often seen. Special commission for a client who spotted one after 30 years of serious bird watching.
Window scene with birds, chipmunk and more.
Wreath with Chickadees.
Mallard duck family.
"Look's Like Rain" - Chipmunk.
The Marie Antoinette Bird Cage
Beth Freeman-Kane at her show table.
On Friday, Oct. 9, Beth is offering a "Blue Jay" Workshop. For registration information and to see all offerings, visit our website: http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net.

To see more of Beth Freeman-Kane's work, go >here<.

Dealer Ruth Stewart: Desserts, Kits, Quarter-Scale, etc. & Friday Workshop

Selling as Stewart Dollhouse Creations, Ruth Stewart creates in 1:12 and 1:48 scales. Some half-inch scale is available. She offers delightful cakes, cupcakes and pastries--always keeping the major Holidays in mind. Her line includes molds, tea sets, doilies, rugs, and more. Ruth is offering a Friday Workshop to make flower cakes. Email: ruth@stewartdollhousecreations.com. Web: http://stewartdollhousecreations.com

1:48 Cakes with handmade roses. Mold will be available to make the cakes.
1:12 Bunny Cupcakes on Glass Platters.
1:12 Easter Cupcake Platters.
1:12 Seashell Mold. Can be used to make fondant shells for cakes, seashell chocolates or soaps.
1:12 Heart Macaroon Mold. Available in 1:24 and 1:48 as well.
1:12 Checkerboard cakes will be available along with a cake kit on how to make them.
1:12 Halloween Spider Cake.
1:48 Cupcake Emporium kit will be available.
1:12 Ribbon Lace Wedding Cake and cake kits will be available for purchase.
On Friday, Oct. 9, Ruth is offering a "Pastel Flower Cakes" Workshop. Come and join Ruth for a wonderful day of making flower cakes. There will be time in class to make a couple of cakes.

For registration information and to see all Workshop and Academy offerings, visit our website: http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net.

To see more of Ruth Stewart's work, go >here<.

Dealer Craig Roberts, The Hairy Potter: Hand-turned Pottery, Etc. & Friday Workshop

A master potter, Craig Roberts makes miniature pots, pottery studios, rustic furniture, and more. An IGMA Artisan, he works in 1-inch scale and 1/2-inch scale. Much of his work incorporates a great sense of whimsy and fantasy. He is offering a Friday workshop at this year's show. Email: thehairypotter@live.com. Web: http://www.hairypotterspottery.com

Realistic potter's kick wheel. Craig makes it in 1-inch and 1/2-inch scale.

Some handcrafted pottery offered for sale at the 2014 Good Sam Show.

New from Craig: An imaginative and fanciful "Jug Shop" inside a jug that holds water.
Craig is teaching an Oct. 9 Friday Workshop to "Build a Believable Pottery Kiln - Filled with Handmade Pots." Students will construct a one-inch scale potter's kiln and make it look quite real by adding a variety of details.

For registration information and to see all Workshop and Academy offerings, visit our website: http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net 

To see more of Craig Roberts work, go >here<.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Dealer Wilson Santiago: Custom Beds, Draperies, Upholstered Furniture & More

New dealer Wilson Santiago designs beautiful dressed beds, custom bedding, and realistic, quality, window treatments. He uses the finest silks, cotton and taffeta fabrics. Comforters on the beds are very detailed--each lined in contrasting colors. Drapery pleating is done by hand. Cornices are handmade of wood, with some upholstered in fabrics. He custom paints and upholsters folding floor screens, furniture pieces, and more. Everything is hand or machine sewn. Very little, if any, glue is used. Email: will55@windstream.net.  Web: http://www.dollhouselinensandmore.com 

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Bathroom drapery by Wilson Santiago.
South African Safari Bed & Drapery by Wilson.
Sleeping lady's bed and bedding by Wilson.
Marie Antoinette print on canvas with matching hand-painted frame, upholstered chairs, and painted plant stands by Wilson.
French Country interior design and bedding by Wilson.
Print on canvas and Upholstered Bench.
Unkept Brass Bed with vintage ticking mattress and pillows.
The Marquesa Nursery set in custom silk bedding, reupholstered rocker, and changing chest.
Vintage Lace Bedding. 
Palace Tester Bed.

Dealer: Wee Ones by Sherry Moller - Mini Hand-Sculpted Fairies, Dollies & Animals

New to Good Sam this year, Sherry Moller from Denver, Colorado, hand sculpts miniature figurine sculptures. She finds inspiration in children's books, animals, babies, dolls sold worldwide, and more. Height: 1/4" to 2". Each miniature has a unique expression and personality all its own. Email: weeonesbysherry@yahool.com. Web: http://www.weeonesbysherry.etsy.com

Wee Flower Fairy.
Girl with Tiny Teddy Bear.
Wee Ones Hobbie Doll.
Wee Ones Tiny Sculpted Pig.
Wee Pixy Girl with Red Hair.
Wee Ones Hobbie Doll.
Hand-sculpted Wee Giraffe.
Wee Frog.
Wee Ones Hobbie Doll.
Beautiful Butterfly Fairy.