Sunday, 18 March 2018

Booking About To Close For April's Workshop!

Preparations are now in full swing for next month's workshop. Booking is just about to close for the April session, as the kits are being created. However two people have had to pull out last minute due to real life circumstances, so I now find myself with two spaces. 

So folks...if you fancy coming to join us on Saturday 21st April at Bicester (Oxfordshire - jct 9 off the M40) please do get in touch with me asap.

Early 1900s German Style Kitchen Workshop

The classes are small, friendly and relaxed - suitable for beginners and experienced miniaturists alike. You will be assured of a very warm welcome! My ex-workshop colleague Robin Britton (who  is now retired from the world of miniatures) has promised to come along and join in the fun. 

The project is versatile, so you can adapt it to suit your own taste and needs. Work at your own pace and choose whatever aspects of the project to focus on whilst you are with us on the day. Then you will have the kit and folder of instructions to finish the project in the comfort of your own home. Also, don't forget...there are two separate kit options. One full kit with room box, and one partial kit with just the furniture and accessories to make (for those of you who don't want the kitchen room box and who have an antique kitchen at home that needs filling)!

A corner view of just some of the furniture that we will be making on the day. There is a rather splendid chequered painted floor option seen here, for those who want to have a go. It is a fiddle and time consuming, but well worth the effort!
The small kitchen side table, kitchen chair and wooden wall rack, plus saucepan, jug and wooden breadboard are all part of the workshop kit.
The wall shelf, like most of the other furniture, has been given an aged white finish with a blue ink lined decoration, often used in the old German furniture in the early 1900s. But the furniture can be finished in any colour that is desired. 
The aged white bench rack is useful for storing pots and pans, and not just for sitting on. Included in the workshop kit are materials and instructions for making simple utensils, bakeware and saucepans, all made out of alternative materials. 
The German style mock tin range can be finished in different colours, with or without a back and even larger or smaller in size. There is a simple salt (salz box) on the wall to make.
Here from my own collection is an antique German dresser, antique German lithographed tin plates and an antique metal jug...
And here is the reproduced antique style dresser, lithographed plates and jug, especially made for this workshop project. The jug and plates are made out of card. 

It has been great fun creating the prototype for this project. Very shortly I will feature it filled with many of the antique and vintage pieces that I have put aside over a period of time, especially for this little kitchen. And it will illustrate how genuine antique miniature pieces can stand alongside one's own creations to make a rather nice old room setting.  


If anyone would like to take up the spare space for the April workshop, then please get in touch asap as booking will be closing at the end of this week. Alternatively I will be running this workshop all over again on Saturday 19th May, so if anyone would like to come to that, then also please do get in touch asap. 

Hope you have enjoyed seeing the photos.


Giac said...

Hello Celia,
What a wonderful project. I love the pieces you created and envy those who will be able to take the class.
Big hug,

KT Miniatures said...

Cheers Giac. Have quite enjoyed creating this project and am looking forward to April 21st. Celia