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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Workshop: Modern Loft


My workshop at Chicago International on April17 & 18: It is a modern loft with a window view, a converted warehouse room looking over an urban scene in New York from around the 20th floor. 

See the Tom Bishop website for more information about registration, or contact me with any questions.


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.  

Accessories shown, such as lamp and books are for display only and are not included.  

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”w x 14”h x 14”d (40 x 36 x 36 cm).  

Reservations must be received by April 1, 2013. 















Saturday, February 16, 2013

February 2013

Hi everyone! Long time, no see?! Where you have been?

I've been travelling a bit, and in fact, my next stop is in Atlanta at the Tom Bishop Miniature Show on March 1 and 2. I would love to see you there!


I introduced a couple of new pieces in California recently. The first is called Enchanted Clearing, and portrays a deceptively simple scene of a cat sitting by a royal-looking chair at a clearing in the woods. An ornate chandilier hangs from a tree---just what you'd expect in the average clearing, right?



The other one is a partly dressed room I had built and shown naked previously. It could still use some artwork, which is shown in some pictures, but here it is with some lived in appearances. It is called Element. It is a modern piece portraying a view out from about the 15th floor of an urban landscape.



Also, a reminder that my next workshop is at Chicago International in April. It is a modern loft with a window view, a converted warehouse room looking over an urban scene in New York from around the  20th floor. See the Tom Bishop website for more information about registration, or contact me with any questions.




Ciao for now. I've got some exciting previews coming up that you will want to see!

Erik