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, June 23, 2017

Academy of Miniatures Workshops Announced

Good Sam Academy of Miniatures workshops have been posted on our website and registration is open. Classes are held Monday, October 9, 2017 in Morgan Hill, CA. Full descriptions and photos of the classes can be found under the "Workshops" tab, or here http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net/GSAcademy-2017.html

The Academy of Miniatures offers classes taught by miniaturists that are leaders in their selected fields and have been teaching their skills to miniaturists for several years.  We are pleased and excited to offer the following workshops.

Classic Country Dough Table with Ken Byers, Shaker Works West

Showgirl! with Julia Stewart, Aristocratic Attic

Lit Tissue Box with Jim Larson, Jim Larson Designs

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Workshops Announced

Friday Workshops have been posted on our website and registration is open. Classes are held Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Doubletree Hotel San Jose. Full descriptions and photos of the classes can be found under the "Workshops" tab on our website, or here http://goodsamshowcase.miniature.net/FridayWorkshops-2017.html

Gingerbread Themed Sideboard with Carlene Brown,
Something Special Miniatures

Artist Paint Box with Valerie Casson, France

Tiny Stitches Quilt Shop with Dorothy Hansen, Dorothy's Doo-Dads

Rhine River Market Stall with Luci Hanson, Cascade Miniatures

Potions OR Treats Filled Wall Shelf with Ginger Landon Siegel

Blue OR Pink Victorian Pocket Watch with Ginger Landon Siegel

Rose and Anemone Arrangement on a Patio Table with Jeannie Lindquist

The Crafter’s Corner with VG Maclean

Tiramisu Cakes with Ruth Stewart, Stewart Dollhouse Creations

Learning to Photograph your Miniatures with Dan Stewart,
Stewart Dollhouse Creations

Monday, June 5, 2017

Bluette Meloney

It is with great sadness we have learned Bluette Meloney passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017.  She was a long time dealer and teacher at the Good Sam Show.  Bluette was a nationally acclaimed IGMA Artisan in Faux Finishes.

Bluette Meloney

The Nursery

Gentleman's Apartment

Le Bon Marché, Bluette's workshop at the first Good Sam Academy.

Travels with Charlie

Furniture create by Bluette

Furniture hand painted by Bluette

The Pelt Seller on the August 2015 cover of American Miniaturist.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A few Artisans coming to the Oct 2017 Show

Bridget McCarty Miniature Pets creates charming 1:12 scale miniature pets and scenes, fanciful characters and figures. aliceinteacup@yahoo.com, http://www.BridgetMcCarty.com

Valerie Anne Casson, France, handcrafts fine ceramics, hand-painted toys and furniture, lavishly attired French-style dress mannequins, and more. valcasson@gmail.com, http://www.valeriecasson.com

IGMA Fellow Troy Schmidt, Red Dragon Pottery, creates 1:12 scale hand-thrown pottery from fine English porcelain.  RedDragonPottery@gmail.com, http://reddragonpottery.com

IGMA Fellow Sylvia Mobley creates porcelain figures, wild and domestic animals, a line of resin figures, and a diminutive Christmas Village and Haunted Village. pinerose@dishmail.net, www.sylviamobley.com 

Nicole Walton Marble designed this 18th century caned bidet with porcelain by Jeffrey Gueno from Le Chateau Interiors. Email: namable@sprynet.com. Web: http://www.williamson-walton-marble.com

Floral arrangement by Laura Crain, Dollhouse land, lauracrain2@aol.comTable designed by Michael Reynolds of Miniatures Limited based in Atlanta,Georgia.

A gentleman's shop for the discerning man by Rainbow Hand and Kathy Tepper. 
Web: www.rainbowhandandkathy.com/

Friday, April 14, 2017

Dealer Karon Cunningham, England: Collectibles & International Artisans

Karon Cunningham from England carries a top-notch selection of fine miniatures by leading international artists. Most items are one-of-a-kind or made in limited numbers.
Web: http://karoncunningham.com. Blog: http://www.karoncunningham.com/blog/

Look for our next post on Saturday, April 29.

Cheetah by Alexander Blythe in the U.K.

Flower ornaments by Ann Dalton in the U.K.

Cheese table by Anna Maltauro, Italy.

Fountain pen, ink well and blotter by Danny Shotton, U.K.

Silver water kettle on stand by Dmitry Shevchenko, Russia.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Dealer Rainbow Hand & Kathy Tepper: Imaginative Furniture & Accessories

Brian "Rainbow Hand" & Kathy Tepper continue to offer unusual and innovative 1:12 scale miniatures. Shown here are a dinosaur-themed Anthropology Table, along with castle and gypsy themed display cabinets, and a medieval owl tool chest. These are a few of the pieces the Teppers will have at the Chicago and Dallas miniature shows. You can see more pieces on our Facebook page:

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Anthropology Table. The bronze dinosaur skull was found in an antique store.

Castle-themed display cabinet.

"Gypsy Bazaar" display cabinet with antique hand-painted Russian portrait, antique elephant, and other artifacts.

Owl Tool Chest.

Lovely display sideboard with Princess painting.

To see more of the Tepper's work, go >Here<.

The Teppers website: http://www.rainbowhandandkathy.com/

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Dealer Karon Cunningham, England: Collectibles & International Artisans

From the U.K., Karon Cunningham brings you ever-evolving selection of 1:12 scale handmade miniatures by leading international artists. Most items are one-of-a-kind or made in limited numbers. Her unique collection is ever-evolving, and sure to enchant. http://karoncunningham.com.

Charming oak rocking horses, carved of wood, and made by Ian Rose.

To see more of Karon Cunningham's offerings, go >Here<.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Dealer Stephanie Blythe: Fine Art Figures & Fantasy

Stephanie Blythe is a long-time member of NIADA (National Institute of American Doll Artists). Her fine art porcelain figures are based on fairy tales, fairies, Babes in the Woods, merbabies, and more. Her intricate costumes utilize natural materials, bits of antique fabric, lace and trims. She shares a table with Sylvia Mobley. s.blythe@comcast.net, www.stephanieblythe.com

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Odalisques in a harem. Porcelain by Sylvia Mobley, china-painted and dressed by Stephanie in antique textiles. She made the jewelry with Swarovski crystals, tiny pearls and metal balls flattened with a hammer. Many of the textiles are over-dyed. The ottoman was made using antique fabric from an old paisley shawl. She also made all the pillows. 

Mermaid in shell.

To see more of Stephanie Blythe's creations, go >Here<.

Dealer Bobbie Johnson: Vintage/Shabby Chic Furniture, Clothing, Accessories

From Colorado, Bobbie Johnson creates a wide range of one-of-a-kind 1:12 scale miniatures with a vintage/shabby chic flair. Look for ladies accessories, clothing, hats and purses, men's wear, baby items, furniture and more. Email: bobbie.johnson12152@gmail.com.

Lovely 1800s cream-colored rocker and footstool.
Stand shows bobbin lace being made.

To see more of Bobbie Johnson's work, go >Here<.

Dealer Elizabeth Murta: Tea & Dinner Sets, Deserts, Plants, Shoes & More

From Brazil, Elizabeth Murta sells as Betinha Murta Miniatures, and now lives in Orlando, Florida. Working in cold porcelain, she handcrafts 1:12 scale tea sets, dinner sets, plants, little shoes, fountains, cakes, sweets, chocolates, drinks, and more.  She also creates in 1:144 scale. Email: elizabeth_murta@yahoo.com  Blog: betinhamurtaminiatures.blogspot.com

Winnie the Pooh inspired cakes.

Fanciful cakes.

Selection of handcrafted shoes.

Dealer Pat Richmond, Twin Heart: Flowers & Food

Selling as Twin Heart, Pat Richmond offers a wide range of reasonably priced realistic 1:12 scale produce and plants. 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. pat@twinheart.com, http://www.twinheart.com

To see more of Pat Richmond's work, go >Here<.