TEACHERS 2021


A1 - B1

Beth Freeman-Kane

 

Beth Freeman was born to South African parents in Australia in 1966. The family returned home to South Africa in 1970, where she has lived sever since. Miniaturism emerged in Beth's creative endeavors from the tender age of six, together with a fascination for all living things. Her talent and passion for "creating in little" came quite naturally, rather than being a conscious decision. Throughout her formal education, this was generally considered a flaw by her teachers and tutors, and concerted efforts were made to correct this tendency! The idea that art should be large to have any substance or validity was a constant theme. In the end, her stubbornness and inner drive kept her focused on what she knew she was best at. Her art evolved over many years to take on the unique form we know today. She is now a professional artist with an extensive following of collectors. 
www.bethfreeman-kane.co.za


A2 - B2

Erik Goddard

 

I use mixed media and sculptural freestyle to create architectural models, dioramas, and scenes in miniature. I make two main types of work: qrchitectural, which are mostly model houses, and dioramas, which typically portray a scene or vignette and tell a story. The architecture can be 1/12 (dollhouse) scale or smaller, while the dioramas are usually smaller scale with the finished scene taking up less space.

While the architectural models make their own statement, the diorama works range from the simple to the intricate, showing multiple views, angles or making a complex or abstract statement. Most of the artistic themes I try to portray are ones of opaque contradiction and upset reality: unexpected things happening in normal situations. That feeling of a midnight occurrence on a sunny afternoon. A shadow with no source of light. A sense of deja vu. Being in a dream from which you cannot awake.

All works are one of a kind. The inspiration for most of the works is a combination of style, expression, color and texture. Most of the pieces are built using wood, clay, glass, foam, various paints, and in larger pieces, electrical components. 

 

 

www.erikgoddard.com


A3 - B3

Ann High

 All the furniture is carefully hand carved and made by me.  The pieces are mostly accurate replicas of original early pieces.  I particularly love 'The Age of Oak', Medieval, Tudor and 17th century furniture made of oak which is richly and vigorously carved.

I have always enjoyed and made miniatures.  I have also designed and made costumes and scenery for the open air theatre at Hever Castle in Kent. I studied pottery and fabric printing, embroidery and clay modelling.  I made the miniature cradle for the 2017 BBC drama based on the book 'The Miniaturist'. My work can be found in museums in England and America.  

 

I teach students to make carved furniture, so look out for my workshops as they book up quickly.

I am a Fellow of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans. 

I enjoy researching in my own library about early furniture, houses and social history. I also research on the Internet and at the National Art Library in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. When I can, I travel to see original furniture and houses, taking photographs and measurements. I find the medieval, Tudor and Stuart periods a very rich, colourful and interesting time in our history. I am also interested in European furniture as more examples have survived in warmer climes. Early American carved and painted furniture is also fascinating.

The Arts & Crafts period is also a source of delight to me, their inspiration coming from the medieval times, so now and then I will be carving  pieces from this time.

It is the carving which I most enjoy. I warn students that it can be addictive! 

I always have a large file of ideas for furniture I want to make, so watch this website for new arrivals.

All items are made in 1/12th scale but I do produce as many of my designs as are possible in 1/24th too.

www.annhigh.co.uk


A4 - B4

Tine Krijnen

Miniatuurboekbinden Tine Krijnen , IGMA Fellow, exsists since September 1995. I became fascinated with miniature books  at a demonstration of old professions where I demonstrated bookbinding.

Miniature pop-up books became my specialty and since I started making pop-up books I have published 7 different titles the latest is The Model Menagerie from 1895.

Besides pop-up books , I also publish historical books, such as Mappe Monde a world Atlas from 1700 and a fairly new one Collectively Speaking by Kay Browning (2017)

 

Because I know how fun and fascinating it is to create your own books, I also sell multiple kinds of do-it-yourself kits with clear descriptions. The experienced miniaturists will find printed sections which they can bind books on their own.

I regularly give workshops and teach students miniature bookbinding 

http://www.miniatuurboekbinden.nl


A5 - B5

Diane Meyboom

 

www.dianemeyboom.com


A6 - B6

Michael Yurkovic

 

Michael Yurkovic brings his variety of experience as an Industrial Designer, Toy Inventor, Technical Illustrator, and Machinist to each piece he creates in miniature. His works have been featured at The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the KSB Miniature Collection in Maysville Kentucky. Michael regularly teaches workshops around the United States, and will expand his schedule in 2020 to include the Netherlands, London, and Denmark. His latest works are inspired by stories, or narratives, which guide the creation of a new piece, often developing organically with the project. Please feel free to connect with him on Face Book, Instagram, or on his website www.atomicminiature.com.