Small Talk

Miniature Masterworks: Althea Crome

Miniature Masterworks: Althea Crome

Althea Crome is a self-taught fiber artist who combined her love of knitting and fascination with miniatures into her career of conceptual miniature knitting. With tiny silk threads and homemade stainless steel needles, she designs and creates original pieces inspired by her love of nature and art.

Crome is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: María José Santos

Miniature Masterworks: María José Santos

Maria José Santos sees her porcelain figures as a wonderful way to combine her passion for art, historical costumes, and dance. After learning classical techniques for pouring, polishing, baking, and painting porcelain, her first figure was born. She creates figures of men, women, and children from different historical periods, focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as characters from classical ballets.

Santos is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017. She will be giving a gallery talk about her work in the T/m collection and the inspiration behind it on September 16 at 1:30pm.

 

Miniature Masterworks: Frank Crescente

Miniature Masterworks: Frank Crescente

Frank Crescente creates miniature chandeliers and once built a model of the Titanic’s grand staircase to properly showcase his exquisite lighting fixtures. With a background in architecture and interior design, Crescente made 1:12 scale models for designers and clients before entering the fine-scale miniature world in 2000.

Crescente is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: Masako Sharra

Miniature Masterworks: Masako Sharra

Masako Sharra is attending Miniature Masterworks as an Emerging Artist, a special designation recognizing new and rising talent in fine-scale miniature making. After moving to the United States from Tokyo, Sharra found an admiration for the beauty of wood and the history of furniture, but was unsure of her ability to make full-size furniture. Sharra has been making miniature furniture that respects the beautiful details of the original craftsman’s techniques.

Sharra is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.