Monday, November 22, 2010

Miniature Miniatures 2011 Desk Calendar - For Sale!

The Miniature Miniatures limited edition desk calendar for 2011 comes in a clear plastic CD case that opens to stand upright on your desk.  Each month has a picture of one of my favorite pieces. A brochure with "about the artist" and a brief description of each picture is included. Makes a great gift for any fan of miniatures; order soon to be sure of delivery in time for Christmas!

The price is $12.95 per calendar plus $2.00 for U.S. shippping. (Please contact me about shipping costs for international orders, or for more than one calendar.)

To order, you can write me at: Nell Corkin, 4584 Seneca Drive, Okemos, MI 48864, USA, or email me at  I accept postal money orders, Paypal (, checks (made out ot "Nell Corkin") and Visa/MC. (Note: for credit card orders, I will need the expiration date,the 3-digit code on the back of the card,your zip code and, of course, the credit card number. Please do not email these numbers; either send by mail or email me for my phone number and best time to call.)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Philadelphia Miniaturia and Local Show Tomorrow

The "Philly Show" - actually in Cherry Hill, New Jersey - was great, as always! Thanks to those who stopped by my table - it was great to be able to speak with you in person.

I brought a few pieces home, and tomorrow and Wednesday I will be showing them at a small art show in our neighboring city of  East Lansing. If you're in the area. please stop by! In addition to my work, there will be paintings, jewelry, works in wood, glass and metal and much more. I love to show miniatures in a setting like this, to remind people that miniatures really can be considered a form of art.

Show details: Trillium Gallery "Road Show", Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard Street, East Lansing, MI 48823.  Hours: November 16 & 17, 11am-7pm.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gate House Interior

For some reason, I am only able to load one picture per post at the moment....

Here's the interior.

If you are coming to Philadelphia Miniaturia this weekend, I hope you will stop by my table to see the Gate House, and to say hello!

The Finished Gate House

Just in time for Philadelphia Miniaturia!

Like the Garden Cottage I made earlier this year, the Gate House just didn't look quite finished until I added a weather vane, which is assembled from brass etched parts I buy from an English maker. It's very fragile, so I made an extra one in case of disaster.

I didn't have an appropriate table, so I had to quickly make one. I bought the turned legs in England a few years ago.