Spooky Minis

I craft fine Fantasy & Spooky dollhouse miniatures in 1:12 scale, where one inch equals one foot.  I also sometimes dabble in larger playscale, which suits Barbie sized dolls.  If I can't actually live in a haunted castle or a magical pumpkin house, I can at least make myself one in miniature! My miniatures are usually OOAK, meaning 'one of a kind' and meant for adult collectors. I work with clay, wire, found objects, wood, jewelry parts, and whatever else I can get my hands on. I'm constantly collecting trinkets and treasures because I never know when a piece will be useful or inspire a project.

 The busy Egyptologist's desk of archeology finds and notes.

 The Vampire Throne

One of my mushroom table and chair sets for fairies and gnomes.
Here's a little slide show of some of the miniatures I've sold over the past 2 years.

Cauldron Craft Miniatures & Oddities on Etsy:
This is my other Blog, all about spooky and fantasy miniatures and dolls. I have tutorials, shopping guides, artist interviews, and featured themes. A few years ago, I used to work at a little dollhouse shop and when I brought my stuff in the customers would ooo and ahhh. I realized there was an interest in the more fantastical themes. Much thanx to that young English wizard no doubt! Anyhoo, I ignored the shopkeepers dire prediction that collectors only wanted pink teddy bears and Victorian roses. I set to work on boiling cauldrons, skeletons in closets, and coffins. It worked out rather well.

I've been published and written guest articles in these miniature magazines.

1)American Miniaturist, Steampunk Issue

2)AIM (Artists In Miniature) iMag
Oct 2009, issue 16, pg 69
"An intriguing dollhouse theme: Egyptian Revival in miniature of course"

May 2010, issue 24, pg 72
"New Faces for Old Dolls" inspired by Day of the Dead sugar skulls.

Printies of dollhouse terms and scales:

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