We are no longer able to gold plate our furniture, but in future will be gold painting the pieces and frames. We are still painting them with the manilla and vellum colours, and now with the more subtle gold rather than the bright gold plated finish.
John and I are hoping to attend the Christmas Kensington Festival on the 1st December at the Kensington Town Hall
We will have a smaller display, but as this is John’s last show, we hope to meet with many of our past customers and new customers too. As we missed the May show, we look forward to seeing everyone again this Christmas, and if you want anything from the website, please contact Sue by e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to accommodate you. Please bring cheque book and cash If possible.
We look forward to seeing you there
Best wishes to you all, and thank you for all your custom in the past. We hope to continue for a little while yet.
Sue and John
Jean Nisbett has described John Hodgson as "The Master" in her book, the "Secrets of the Doll's House Makers" and his artistic talents have displayed themselves in the beautiful miniature furniture he has created over the past 35 years. His love for antique furniture, and in particular chairs, introduced him to the business, when he created a miniature dining room display for his daughter. His furniture was seen publicly, and has consequently been much sought after.
His work appears in many exhibitions and museums around the world, but his major work in this country has been a ten year commission to create a permanent exhibition of period model houses and room settings from Mediaeval through to the Victorian period, for Hever Castle in Kent.
Books featuring John's work include ....
The Dolls' House Source Book by Caroline Clifton-Mogg published by Cassell.
The Secrets of the Dolls' House Makers by Jean Nisbett. Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd.
The Ultimate Dolls' House Book by Faith Eaton, foreword by the late Flora Gill Jacobs.
The Pistner House by Patricia Pistner which was produced to accompany the exhibition 'Masters of Miniature - The Pistner Collection' .
Magnificent Miniatures by Susie Rogers and Kevin Mulvany