We take pride in offering only artisan-quality miniatures, handcrafted in Canada.
Stop by our workshop location in Smiths Falls to view our current inventory, or discuss your custom order.
88 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 5K9
BIOGRAPHY of the ARTIST, Glen Anderson.
My love for miniatures goes all the way back to childhood. It started with military and automotive models, and moved on to building house models based on famous homes like Falling Water and The Gamble Home. In a used book store, I found a book on miniature furniture building, and I’ve been hooked ever since. On and off for the last 15 years I’ve built pieces in many different styles and genres-- essentially anything that I found particularly interesting or unique.
If I was to put myself in a particular style now, I would say I’m a modern miniaturist, although I like the federal style as well. I have built a number of Greene and Greene pieces, as I really enjoy the aesthetic and contrast between the cherry finish and ebony pegs. Most recently, I have been drawn to more eclectic and unusual designs that I have found on the 1st Dibs website.
If I was to come up with one reason I build miniature furniture, I guess it would be the challenge. I love taking a photo of an interesting piece and turning it into a miniature version of the original. I’ve done a number of pieces for customers based on a single photo or just a description, and those pieces usually end up being my favourites-- until the next project comes along.
I’m looking forward to hearing from other furniture builders about their interests and ideas. I’m always open to suggestions and critiques from other builders. I tend to be very critical of my work and judging from the number of unfinished pieces in my scrap box, I still have lots to learn, so all comments or suggestions are welcome.
We are located in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada. Please drop us an email with comments or suggestions! You can reach us at:
(613) 285- 9392