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, August 29, 2015

Dealer Peter Tucker, Roomboxes Etc., Canada: Lighting & Furniture

Peter Tucker, Roomboxes Etc., Canada, designs modern room boxes, working lights and furniture. He specializes in modern from the late 19th century to the present. Peter works mainly in 1:12 scale and builds to order in scales ranging from quarter-inch to 2-inch. He is offering a Friday workshop on how to solve lighting problems using LEDs. Email: peter@roomboxes.com. Web: http://www.roomboxes.com

Acrylic chandelier, lit with one LED. It throws a great shadow pattern.
Contemporary sofa with fabric work by Jeremie Tucker.
Drop-leaf table. It expands to an 8-inch long table.
Fan sconce with LED light source.
Small hall table with a Deco/oriental look. 
Light sculpture internally illuminated - about 3" tall
Stone based arc lamp and bench. The light is one of Peter's variations on a modern design icon. The bench features an Olive wood top.
Deco sconce - Limited edition of 4. Approx. 2.75" - 7 cm dia. LED. 
Friday Workshop: Beyond the Basics: Solving Lighting Problems using LEDs. For registration information and to see all offerings, visit our website: http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net.

Dealer VegasAIRS: Patterns, Silks & Embellishments, Mannequins & Fantasy Art

VegasAIRS specializes in exquisite hand-dyed fabrics, trims, and all sorts of embellishments. They also carry a variety of mixed media supplies and tools, patterns, and fantasy-themed art pieces. Offering items not readily found in craft and fabric stores, they take great pride in their unusual, unique and high-end merchandise. Email: vegasairs@emborgmail.com. Web: http://www.vegasairs.com

Essential Trousseau pattern.
Flapper in Attic pattern. Nostalgic Accessories: Boa, Purse & Cloche
Sofa made from silk velvet fabrics in shades of blue.
Hand dyed organza.

Ribbons, trims and embellishments.
Fine thin leather.

Examples of mannequins dressed in VegasAIRS hand dyed velvet, lace, silks, trims and embellishments.
One-of-a-kind fantasy fairy. Hand sculpted and dressed in hand dyed silks and ribbons.

Dealer Lynn O'Shaughnessy: Jewelry & More

IGMA Artisan Lynn O'Shaughnessy sells as Jewelry & More. In addition to lovely miniature jewelry, she designs eyeglasses, bath and boudoir accessories, and more. She is offering two Friday Workshops--one in the morning, with a repeat in the afternoon. Email: lynno@wbhsi.net

Handsome display of handcrafted jewelry.
Delicate necklaces available with different color crystals. Sold with or without earrings.
Circular bib necklace of faux emeralds and diamonds. Designed to be worn by doll.
One of a variety of acrylic laser-cut displays. Shown with mini perfumes and 5-color make-up compact.
Many styles of eyeglasses. Stand sold separately or with four pair of glasses for store display.
Two 19th century lorgnettes. Used as a piece of jewelry by fashionable ladies, rather than to enhance vision.
Haunted Dollhouse kits for $20 each. 2-3/8"H x 1-5/8"W. 
Friday Workshop to make high fashion jewelry in 1:12 scale. All skill levels welcome. For more info and Registration Form, go to http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net

Exhibit: Peter Rabbit in McGregor's Garden

Linda D. Norman of Scotts Valley, CA is a member of the Smallsea Mini Club. She displayed this exhibit at the 2014 Show. She said "The Smallsea Mini Club of Carmel, CA created roomboxes depicting scenes from the works of Beatrix Potter for Spring. I chose 'Peter Rabbit in McGregor's Garden.' Gayle Clausen from Gayledolls created Peter and his 'lost' coat."

Peter Rabbit in McGregor's Garden. In 1:12th scale, the exhibit is 14-inches wide, 6-1/2-inches deep, and 9-1/2 inches tall.

Exhibit: Fairy House

Long-time exhibitor Susan Osze of Pacifica, CA displayed this delightful Fairy House at the 2014 Good Sam Show. In 1:12 scale, it is 8-inches wide, 9-inches deep, and 8-inches tall. 

One-of-a-kind Fairy House.

Exhibit: Summer Market Stall

Kauty Shivaras-Thurman of Jamestown, Tuolumne County, CA is a member of the Smallsea Mini Club. She displayed her "Summer Market Stall" at the 2014 Show. Kauty tells us, "This is my very first attempt making miniatures. All fruits, vegetables, plates, teapots, and a couple of the pots were handmade. Wisteria was made with paper. The roof was designed with found wood pieces. Very fun project to create."

Summer Market Stall. In 1:12 scale, it is 8-inches wide, 9-1/2inches deep, and 9-1/2 inches tall. 
Exhibit photos courtesy of Connie Sauve, 2014 Exhibit Chairman.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

2015 Good Sam Show

Don't miss the 40th annual Good Sam Show on October 10 & 11. With 116 Sales Tables, 14 international dealers, and 35 IGMA Artisans & Fellows, it is sure to be an exceptional miniature event. Several outstanding Friday Workshops are scheduled on the 9th, and 3 Academy Classes will be held on Monday, Oct. 12.

Australian Shepherd by Takumi Takanashi of Japan.

For more information on the 2015 Good Sam Show, Friday Workshops, and Monday Academy Classes go to http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net/.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

2015 Good Sam Show: American Miniaturist Ad

Do join us the weekend of October 10 and 11 at our 40th Annual "Good Sam Show." More than 100 dealers and artisans from around the world will be offering unique, exquisitely crafted miniatures from 1:12 scale down to 1:144 scale. This is a juried show with only the very best miniature artisans accepted to participate.

Handsome vignette featuring a handcrafted traditional Japanese Tea Chest by IGMA Fellow Mark Murphy.

For more information on the 2015 Good Sam Show, Friday Workshops, and Monday Academy Classes go to http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net/

Dealer Layne Halliday: Fine Furniture & Friday Workshop

The ever-so-talented Layne Halliday makes fine 1:12 scale furniture. Her line is diverse and includes a wide range of tables, chairs, desks, chests, and more. Many of her pieces feature unique parquetry and marquetry inlay. Layne is offering a Friday workshop. Email: layne@laynesfineminiatures.com Web: http://laynesfineminiatures.com 

Contemporary Pear Dining Table with Chairs.
Kaleidoscope Card Table.
Oval Star Tilt-Top Dining Table.
French Elm Burl Desk.
Burl Coffee Table.
Modern Glass Coffee Table.
Lapiz Marquetry Chest.
Ladies Black Vanity.

Friday, Oct. 9, "Parquetry Tray and Folding Stand" Workshop. For registration information and to see all offerings, visit our website: http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net

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Dealer Charrita Teague, Grapevine Miniatures

IGMA Artisan Charrita Teague, Grapevine Miniatures, has been making miniatures to sell since 1997. She carries flowers, plants, garden accessories, pottery, and wine related items mainly in 1-inch scale and 1/4-inch scale. Recently, she has added in some 1/2-inch scale pieces.  Charrita offers both finished items and kits. Email: charritateague@bellsouth.net.  Web: http://www.grapevineminiatures.net

1" Blue Hydrangeas (sold as a finished arrangement)
1" Finished arrangement of Caladiums, Zinnias and Creeping Jenny. 
1/4" Wooden Filigree Bakers Rack and Corner Bakers Rack. (Shown finished but is sold an unfinished kit.)
Wine Kits in 1/4" & 1" scale.
1/4" Wine Cabinet sold as an unfinished kit. The accessories are sold separately and all are available.

Dealer Carlene Brown, Something Special Miniatures

New to Good Sam this year, Carlene Brown offers a wide variety of Market Stalls in 1:12 scale. They are available empty or filled with items. Themes include garden, seashore, Halloween, Christmas, and much more. She also makes and sells various items to fill the stalls. Carlene is offering a Friday Workshop to make your own version of a European Market Stall. All skill levels are welcome. Email: petecar55@yahoo.com

With regard to the Friday Workshop, shown here are just a few of the different themes available to finish your Market Stall. The basic Market Stall is 9" x 9", and 3-1/2" deep. With the roof and base, the finished stall stands 12" high, 5" deep and 10-1/2" wide.

Pink & Green Market Stall.
Aqua Market Stall.

Aqua Market Stall.
Eastman's Extract Market Stall.

Eastman's Extract Market Stall.
Seashell Market Stall.

Seashell Market Stall.
Christmas Market Stall.
Sunflower Market Stall. 

Sunflower Market Stall. 

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