It's just a couple of days to go to Miniatura and the exhibitors are packing the last of their stock ready for the journey. We are looking forward to it as ever and thought you would like a quick preview of the one hour workshops that'll be taking place over the weekend. Malcolm's Miniatures will be getting everything going from 11.00am on Saturday morning with some advice on creating realistic brick effects. More information will be available in the show guide and at the workshop stands.
Chriserminiaturas from Spain, Jarrah Miniatures from Australia, Puppensteubchen from Germany and Emma Jane Miniatures from right here in the UK are all making their first appearances at Miniatura. We are sure you'll love their excellent miniatures.
There is also a special exhibition from amateur maker Doug Somerfield.
Now that summer is almost past and the equinox approaches, the countdown has started…. to Miniatura at the N.E.C. Birmingham on 20th & 21st September. There’s something exciting about early autumn which possibly evokes nostalgic childhood memories of the build-up towards all the fun events which have traditionally filled the darker days of winter. Warm fires to cosy up to and of course hobbies to pursue now that gardening is, for many, a summer only activity. Miniaturists from here in UK & overseas are beavering away to create more miniature magic for the visitors to the show, and from what we hear there are some amazing goodies in store.
More will follow in the next couple of weeks but we've just heard some tantalising news from Penny Thomson about the new centrepiece for her stand at the next show.
Summer's here at the Miniatura office
So it’s mid-June and as the sun beats down on our office window, short sleeves have become the uniform of choice, the temptations of an ice-cream with lunch are nearly irresistible and, in these circumstances here at Miniatura, our thoughts turn naturally to.. the Autumn.
Each show takes months to prepare and whilst most people are sipping long cool drinks, enjoying the heady sounds of lazy bumble bees or watching something kick-off in Brazil we are considering stand measurements of wall stands or trying to make the most efficient use of a power socket as we create the plan for September.
Now, before the violins and sympathy start getting out of hand, let’s look at some pictures we have from the last couple of shows just to remind us all of why we do what we do at “Miniatura”.
I’m sure miniatures like these would exist without exhibitions. I’m sure it would be impossible to quench the creative spark that inspires these makers. I am also sure that it’s because of shows like Miniatura that we actually get to see them. Work like this was never supposed to be kept hidden away, the sheer joy and happiness in these few small things is undeniable. That’s why we are happy to sit in our office, baking slightly, creating an event we feel is worthy of the work on show there.
You’ll be able to enjoy the latest work from exhibitors like these “hot off the press” at the next show – 20th & 21st September 2014 – Advance tickets on sale now.