to the website for John J Hodgson and Sue Hodgson Designs Ltd.
We hope that you will enjoy looking through our new miniature items as well as
those we have carried for several years, and which have proved very
popular with our regular collectors.
As many of you will know, we have been making miniature furniture
and collectors¡¯ items for many years now, and the business has
evolved during those years.
John first started by making ¡®one off¡¯ wooden miniature furniture,
and for several years worked totally in this way. It was only when
he was approached by John Guthrie, the owner of Hever Castle in 1990
did he develop and widen the range he produced.
John has now been a Fellow of the I.G.M.A. organisation
(International Guild of Miniature Artisans) for some years, and
taught for several years at the School in Castine, Maine, USA.
He has specialised in teaching the techniques of fine carving in the
Grinling Gibbons style, and helping pass on his knowledge to the
students. He also taught the technique of painting miniature
portraits on vellum, something which he loves, and hopes to spend
more time painting in the future.
We have yet to add John¡¯s paintings to the website, but they will
You may be interested to hear that ¡®A World in Miniature in Oban¡¯
was sold to Klondyke Garden Centres Ltd. Mrs. Gault is currently
the owner of the miniatures. They have established a
Miniature Museum and Garden Centre at Houghton Hall, Carlisle.
The Museum in Kentucky where the magnificent ¡®Spencer House¡¯ is
situated is now officially open. Spencer House was made by Susie
Rogers and Kevin Mulvany, and many of John¡¯s pieces of furniture and
paintings are housed there.
We hope we have given you some insight into how the business has
evolved and some history for new collectors just venturing into the
Sue@johnjhodgson.com if you have any queries, and we will do our
best to help, and look forward to hearing from you, and being in
Sue and John
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Please note that this furniture is
designed for adult collectors
and is not suitable for young children.