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 31, 2018

2018 Show Preview

Dealer Dana Burton, Miniature Art

Doll artist Dana Burton will be offering a one-day class on Monday, October 15, to create "Margo, a Romantic Steampunk Figure." Her business is "helping anyone - anywhere - with any budget" learn how to create miniature 1:12 scale porcelain dolls. When Dana first started dollmaking, only patterns existed. Since she doesn't sew, Dana revolutionized the concept of seeing shapes and creating clothing out of them. This unique approach allows her to create lifelike humans (frozen in time), rather than static dolls. Be sure to stop by her table. New classes and kits are announced thru her newsletter. Web: MiniatureArt.com

Dealer Lynn O'Shaughnessy, Jewels, Crystals, Rocks & Shells

IGMA Artisan Lynn O'Shaughnessy designs lovely 1:12 scale miniature jewelry. In addition, she makes a wide range of eyeglasses and boudoir/bath accessories. She also makes a Halloween line of miniatures. Lynn is offering two October 12 Friday Workshops. Email: lynno@wbhsi.net

Class #10 - Seashell Collection in Laser-cut Shadowbox.

Class #11 - Tiny Turquoise Necklace with Sterling Silver Accents.

Dealer Maritza Moran, Maritza Miniatures

Maritza Moran offers romantic furnishings in 1:12 scale. Her unique interior designs, craftsmanship and use of materials are exceptional. With great flair, Maritza imaginatively coordinates the theme/style, colors, fabrics and finishes for each display.
Web: http://www.maritzaminiatures.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maritza.moran.31

Dealer Carol Sherry, Carol Sherry Miniatures

Carol Sherry shares that designers like MacKenzie-Childs inspired her to try unusual color combinations and patterns. She explains, "Early-on I painted for myself and others and had run out of room for full-size furniture when I happened upon a dollhouse.  A whole new world opened up for me!  Now I focus exclusively on whimsical miniatures, and  have more ideas than time!" She prefers to work in 1:12 scale. Web: www.carolsherryminiatures.com

Dealer Marie Petrik, Marie's Mini Shoppe

Marie Petrik handcrafts a wide variety of 1:12 scale flowers and plants. She uses paper and silks with some natural materials to give the plants their lifelike appearance.  Marie also makes foods, fruits, vegetables, and more. Email: maric963@aol.com

Dealer Janet Patacca, Stitches in Miniature

Janet Patacca offers an extensive line of miniature needlepoint rugs on printed canvas in 1" scale. Her line includes machine embroidered dollhouse product, miniature furniture with antique petit point, and an entire line of full-scale needlepoint and cross-stitch. She will customize the colors in any design you choose at no charge. Send your fabric, wallpaper and drapery selections, and Janet will choose the colors for the rug that best coordinate with your design. You will receive a complete kit, including a canvas printed using your exclusive color scheme.
Web: www.stitchesinminiature.com/

Dealer Lori A. Turner-Dolinsek, Lori's Little Things

Lori A. Turner-Dolinsek offers miniature furniture, accessories, and buildings in all three scales. Her kitchen items include towel shelves, flatware in trays, decorative plates, pie pans, cookbooks, canisters, shabby pie cases, and more. Email: loshcosh@yahoo.com

Dealer Joan Wion, "Babs & J"

Joan Wion is a long-time dealer at Good Sam. She carries an eclectic collection of 1:12 scale vintage furniture and fine accessories to add character to a room setting. You will find an exciting mix of interesting vintage finds and miniature collectibles on her table. Do stop by and take a look.
Email: joan@saber.net

Friday, August 24, 2018

2018 Show Preview

Dealer Miyuki Nagashima, Japan

IGMA Artisan Miyuki Nagashima from Japan makes fine hand-painted 1:12 scale porcelain dinnerware and decorative pieces. Her techniques, compositions and colorings are based on mid-18th century to mid-19th century European antique porcelain. Her research includes studying full-size porcelain pieces in museums in France and England. Email: mail@miyuki-miniature-porcelain.com

Dealer Tine Krijnen, Miniatuurboekbinden, Netherlands

IGMA Artisan Tine Krijnen, Miniatuurboekbinden, makes fabulous hand bound miniature books and other fine paper goods. She will be offering a Friday Workshop "Bookbinding and Tooling a 17th Century book." Tine also offers Do It Yourself book kits. Web: http://www.miniatuurboekbinden.nl

Dealer Ken Byers, Shaker Works West

Dr. Ken Byers of Shaker Works West specializes in historically accurate 1:12 scale Shaker and Country primitive furniture. Ken makes amazing antique radios, typewriters, washing machines, world globes, tools, custom structures, and imaginative room boxes. Don't miss his ever-changing selection of wonderful artisan collectibles and specialty items. From time-to-time, he offers a workshop. Web: http://www.shakerworkswest.com

Small Tool Cabinet with 21 working drawers is a useful catchall for small shop items. Three inches high by 2.3 inches wide by 1 inch deep.
Miniature Industrial All Purpose Rolling Table. Available with solid slate top as shown or with a worn and wonderful butcher block.
Mid 1800's jeweler or clock makers shop pieces. The pedal lathe works the nonfunctional lathe and tons of little parts can be stored in the many drawers. The lathe tools are included in the swing doors of the cabinet. All drawers work. It is completely authentic right down to the olde seeded glass in the cabinet.

Dealer Debra Hammond, Charleston, South Carolina

Debra Hammond has been a dealer at Good Sam since 2008.  She specializes in porcelain dolls in one-inch scale and half-inch scale. She also carries some fine handcrafted wood furniture.  Email: debraisland@gmail.com

Dealer Dorothy Hansen, Dorothy's Doo-Dads

Dorothy Hansen offers accessories for your sewing or craft room in 1/4", 1/2" and 1" scale, as well as crocheted items. She makes Quilt kits in 1" scale, and 1/4" scale dresses, 1/2" and 1" purses, pillows & collars. In 2017, she offered a Friday Workshop to make the "Tiny Stitches Quilt Shop" in quarter-scale.

Tiny Stitches Quilt Shop

Dealer Susan Karatjas and Pamela Ridgley, sdk miniatures LLC

Susan Karatjas and Pamela Ridgley 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

Bulb garden in a basket.

Half-scale fuchsia.

Dealer Barbara Ann Meyer, mini-gems

Barbara Ann Meyer sculpts miniature figures, which are then reproduced in metal, and hand-painted. She works primarily in quarter-scale, and also creates in 1", 1/2", 1/4", and 1/144th scales. Besides animals, Barbara Ann makes little figures and figurines that can be used in any scale. She also offers some kits. Web: http://www.mini-gems.com

Dealer Jasmin Schwarz, Bitty Bits and Bobs

Jasmin Schwarz makes miniature vignettes for kitchen or garden settings in both 1:12 and 1:48 scale. Her work gives special attention to the changing of the seasons. Valentine's Day, Easter, Springtime, and whimsical woodland accessories are well represented. Her creations for Fall, Thanksgiving, and the Christmas Holiday Season are sure to please. Web: www.etsy.com/shop/bittybitsandbobs

Collection of whimsical woodland accessories. Potting bench by Lloyd Cooper of Lost Creek Station Miniatures.

Woodland market baskets.
Thanksgiving treats in the making.
Selection of artisan breads and pastries.

Friday, August 17, 2018

2018 Show Preview

Dealer Beth Freeman-Kane, South Africa

IGMA Fellow Beth Freeman-Kane is returning to this year's show and offering a Friday workshop. A professional artist, Beth specializes in sculptures of birds and small wildlife in natural settings. She has received International Awards for her miniature creations. Her studio in South Africa looks out onto a lush green valley with an abundance of bird life. Web: http://bethfreeman-kane.co.za

Beth Freeman-Kane's 2018 Friday Workshop

Dealer Dawn Adams, Dawn Adams Porcelain Portraits

Dawn Adams creates one-of-a-kind men, women and children in 1:12 scale. She does period costuming mostly from Victorian to the 1940's. Her favorite reference material is Norman Rockwell. Email: adams-dawn@sbcglobal.net

Dealer Nell Corkin, Miniature Miniatures

With over 30 years of experience, IGMA Fellow Nell Corkin is well known for achieving a high level of detail and realistic look in 1:144th scale. She worked in the fashion industry and as a fine arts appraiser before becoming a special effects model maker. In the motion picture industry, she worked with many prominent directors, including John Dykstra Steven Spielberg, Douglas Trumbull, and Ridley Scott. Web: www.nellcorkin.com

Forest Cottage 1:144 scale 
Forest Cottage 1:144 scale

Midsomer Cottage, 1:144 scale.
Sassy Loves Christmas Decorations, 1:144 scale.
Cottage in the Dunes, 1:144 scale.

Dealer Diane Zammito, Vegas AIRS

Diane Zammito, Vegas AIRS, offers exquisite hand dyed fabrics and trims, a variety of mixed media supplies and tools, patterns and classes. Vegas AIRS also offers completed art pieces, usually fantasy themed and humorous. Along with Sandy Leal, Diane Zammito is offering a Monday, October 15, 2018 Academy Workshop to make a Crazy Quilt in 1:12 scale. All skill levels welcome.
Web: www.vegasairs.com

2018 Academy Workshop: "Crazy Quilt" in 1:12 scale.

2018 Academy Workshop: "Crazy Quilt" in 1:12 scale.

Dealer Janet Uyetake, Tiny Town-Hawaii

An IGMA Fellow in Food, Janet Uyetake creates Wine & Cheese displays, luscious pastry, grape baskets, and Hawaiian delights. Extraordinarily versatile, she also makes an exciting range of fine Tudor dishes, holiday foods, raw butcher shop items, and more. Working in 1:12 scale, Janet makes her own porcelain serving dishes. Web: http://tinytownehawaii.com

Dealer Bruce & Judy Steinke, BJ Miniatures

Bruce & Judy Steinke, BJ Miniatures, 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.
Web: http://www.bjminis.com

Gypsy Wagon

Gypsy Wagon

Gypsy Wagon

Rivendell Cottage

Rivendell Cottage

Rivendell Cottage

Rivendell Cottage

Dealer Gideon Wolf, Wild Life Miniatures, Montana

Gideon Wolf handcrafts exceptional miniature antique furniture. He uses cherry, walnut, mahogany and a variety of woods and inlays for embellishment. In addition to several styles of antique desks, he makes a variety of tables, Queen Anne piano, and more.
Web: www.wildwolfminiatures.com

Dealer Barbara Stanton & William Maranville, Fine Art in Miniature

Barbara Stanton & William Maranville, talented husband and wife team, have been dealers at Good Sam for more than fifteen years. An IGMA Fellow, Barbara offers a fine selection of oil paintings. She works in both 1:12 and 1:48 scale. Subjects include Animals, Florals, Still Lifes, Landscapes, Seascapes, and more. An IGMA Artisan, Bill offers fine miniature turnings and hand-carved masks.
Web: http://www.barbarastanton.com/