". . . in miniatures, the flowers are always  in bloom and the bookstore waiting for the next child to walk in  . . ."

Gallery of Small Scale

upcoming shows .....

2022:  Tom Bishop International

  April 30-May 1, 2022   |   Marriot Chicago O'Hare   |  Chicago, IL

2022 Guild Show

  September 21-25, 2022|   Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport   |   Windsor, CT

upcoming classes .....

 Guild Study Program at Colonial Williamsburg, January 14-17, 2022.


The Governor’s Palace Kitchen in 1/144 Scale


Go to "Classes" to see a slideshow and learn more about this class!  Also visit the etsy shop of the incomparable small-scale clay artist, Signe Alvarstein, who has made some tiny period food.

Work-in-Progress and How-To

Every project provides unique challenges and opportunities to learn from mistakes--both the ones we make and the ones we don't!  For a peek at my projects and the occasional tutorial, visit my blog.

With a little help from my friends.....

links to 1/144 artisans and suppliers (you can also access this through the menu at the top of this page)

IGMA School in Castine, Maine

Each year, the International Guild of Miniature Artisans hosts Guild School in Castine. Students explore a variety of projects and learn new skills from some of the world's best miniature artisans.  It's a week chock-full of learning and doing, networking and sharing, and even a bit of shopping.  The Lobstah doesn't hurt, either.  

1/144 scale flower shop.  So glad the azaleas are in bloom!
1/144 scale flower shop. So glad the azaleas are in bloom!

Welcome to some like it small!

 Come and explore the fun and magic of small scale miniatures.  Drop me a note and say "Hi" and let me know what you're working on.  You can also follow me on  Instagram.


Fran Sussman, IGMA Artisan

Interview with Darren Scala on his program "Meet the Miniaturist"

I was so excited to talk to Darren of D. Thomas Fine Miniatures about 1/144 and the things I love to do.   You can see the recorded interview on Darren's YouTube Channel, and watch some others while you're there!