Daily Mini Interview: Ron Stetkewicz Miniatures

Ron Stetkewicz Miniatures

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umbrella stand w canesWhat’s your earliest memory with miniatures?

I’ve been doing this since I was tyke. I can remember falling asleep under a table in Syracuse back in 1980-1, being woke up for snoring too loud. I can remember my brothers covering my hand in resin to try and make a mini hand. That had to be 1979.

Miniaturists Invited to Apply for IGMA Guild School Scholarship Program

August 1 Application Deadline Approaches for 2016 Guild School Scholarships

2015 Guild School Scholarship Recipient Ron Stetkewicz displaying work by Bonni Backe at 2015 Live Auction

The Guild School Scholarship Program is made possible by the International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA). Established in 1985, this scholarship program awards funding to deserving miniaturists interested in attending the annual IGMA Guild School in Castine, Maine. This year’s application for the 2016 Guild School scholarship is due Sunday, August 1, 2015. Click here to download the scholarship application.

Daily Mini Interview: Miniatures Writer Anne Day Smith


Author and Lifelong Miniatures Enthusiast Anne Day Smith

How did you first get involved with miniatures?

I have always loved little things. Whenever my parents traveled, they brought back things for me—always under 3 inches or so—because they knew I loved miniatures.

51QId1ZcU6L._UY250_Growing up, I had a miniature Block House secretary desk with a cabinet over it. I still have it today.

When and how did you begin writing about miniatures?

Daily Mini Interview: Miniature Needlepoint by Annelle Ferguson

Miniatures by Annelle Ferguson

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How did you first get started in miniatures?

I had a three-year-old daughter and decided she needed a dollhouse for Christmas. The more I put it together, the more I built it, the more I loved it. gallery_7_25_28642It was that very Christmas that a friend said a doctor in Oak Ridge, Tennessee was going to be at the local museum showing the dollhouses he made. I learned then in 1978 that there were dollhouse magazines and a miniatures shop in Gatlinburg.

2015 Guild School by the International Guild of Miniature Artisans

The Ripple Effect. Spread the Knowledge. Share the Fun. 

The Guild School is an annual week of instruction by International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) Fellows and Artisans in scale miniatures. Set in Castine, Maine each June, the Guild School features classes and workshops by 33 instructors, all of which are current Artisans or Fellows of the Guild.