Monday, July 2, 2012

Chicago International Workshop

Here is my workshop for the Chicago International miniature show, April 2013. It's a modern piece called Modern Loft.

Once a busy mill, the empty warehouse and storerooms of this brick-and-wood factory were converted into upscale condos when the neighborhood underwent a development boom. This room is one room of an implied larger space. Having been outfitted by the previous owner with Japanese shoji screens, through which the city daylight provides a warm glow, Loft offers beautiful views of an urban landscape. The hardwood floors, wooden ceiling, and rough brick walls enhance the simple elegance of this room. Two wall sockets of standard size are available for you to install lighting of your choice. The exterior of the box is a simple off-white and the front is framed as shown, although you can skip or vary these as you choose. 
In this workshop, you will take a pre-made box and create the outside scene, install lighting and electrical outlets, age and place the wooden beams, and use Paperclay to create the rough brick walls on the left and right sides. No particular experience is required, but you will gain plenty! Be ready to get your hands dirty. This room box is about 16 inches wide by 14 high and 14 deep (40 x 36 x 36 cm). 


  1. I think I was at a party in that loft...

  2. Ah yes, the infamous Modern Loft party. What I remember of it was good!