Featured Artists

Our members are creative and resourceful. Each member has a different passion or specialty, but they are all miniaturists. Their work is shown here.

Mary Jeans has an acute attention to detail and doesn’t hesitate to rework a project until it is absolutely perfect. She has a complete workshop where she loves to “make sawdust,” or use her expert woodworking skills.

Joyce Metcalf (1928–2019) began her mini career making elaborate clothespin dolls. She found that she enjoyed painting the tiny features and making the detailed clothing. She transitioned to porcelain faces and bodies. Her dolls are now enjoyed by collectors around the world.

Sherrill Necessary’s work is simple with stylized designs. She prefers wood and fabrics, often in clear colors. She prefers to make things more than scenes. You can find more here.

Diane Scott works in all media, but her favorites are embroidery, in particular French knot rugs, and paper clay, which she uses to make fanciful and realistic scenes.

Joanne Snyder describes her interest in miniatures as a “hobby gone bad.” She displayed some of her own projects on her desk at the natural history museum where she volunteered. The curator was impressed and asked her if she would renovate some of their historical models. With her husband and his sister, they formed a business making models for many museums. Now she is back to building for herself, but each project still involves a story and research.

Peggy Zorn thinks outside the (room) box. Her miniatures not only include a story and lots of detail, they also include a heavy dose of whimsy. She is also an expert at electronics, adding light and sometimes sound.