The more I think about this autum’s Miniatura the more gloomy and Eeyoreish I become about the lack of new makers / exhibitors and the future of handmade quality miniatures as a whole.
The weather probably did not help as it was overcast and rained all day and, with the best will in the world, that level of damp does soak in to everything and create a very depressing effect.
That said… I came away without buying anything…
This is unheard of.
I would have dearly liked an egg timer made by David Edwards, but I had left it too late and he had sold out.
This was unforgivably careless of me as his order book is closed and I will have to hope that he will make some more – while keeping an eagle eye on his blog
Something that was new to me and made me smile was the inventive work of Teeny Weeny Teddies and Friends – I am not doing their work justice with the following photo, but the light levels in the exhibition hall were NOT GOOD
and I would like to put a link to their website here -so that more of their work could be seen and appreciated – but they do not have a website ! or even a blog !!
A quick look at the exhibitors list for this autumn’s Miniatura will show that they are, like a great many miniaturists, apparently able to exist in the ‘real world’ where computers are non-essential pieces of equipment and what really counts is imagination and being able to make incredibly small things.