Iconic Brady Brunch-Inspired Living Room Reimagined in Small Scale by Jill Orlov

Artist Jill Orlov is a classically trained and award-winning architect, sculptural furniture designer and innovative miniaturist. Her creations use mild steel she makes by hand along with cast metals and reclaimed objects including vintage wooden drawers, plumbing parts, and other items often considered to be castaways. Jill was inspired by iconic pop culture television studio sets to reimagine their environments, as one-twelfth scale shadowboxes, for the newest exhibition of fine art miniatures: THOSE WERE THE DAYS. This concept of creating “reimagined” spaces extends into her Contained Objects of Art series of 1/12th scale miniature vignettes, and not only includes inspiration from The Bra

Open House: New Work by Miniaturist Jill Orlov

Join us for a special open house in the Gallery here at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures on Sunday May 21 from 3-5pm as we celebrate our latest exhibition of fine art miniatures: THOSE WERE THE DAYS. In this new show, miniaturist Jill Orlov is inspired by iconic pop culture television studio sets and reimagines their environments, as one-twelfth scale shadowboxes, using steel and other reclaimed objects. Jill is a classically trained and award-winning architect, sculptural furniture designer and innovative miniaturist. She uses mild steel she makes by hand along with cast metals and reclaimed objects including vintage wooden drawers, crates, plumbing parts, and other items often considered to be ca

Those Were the Days: Pop Icon TV Show Sets REIMAGINED as Miniature Metal Marvels

Jill Orlov is a classically trained and award-winning architect, sculptural furniture designer and innovative miniaturist. She creates both full scale furniture as well as miniature objects and vignettes in 1/12th scale. Utilizing mild steel she makes by hand along with cast metals and reclaimed objects including vintage wooden drawers, boxes, crates, plumbing parts, bicycle parts and other items often considered to be castaways, her signature style is truly unparalleled. Orlov’s fascination with the creative process, including miniatures, began during childhood where she could be found making furnishings and accessories for her dollhouse using sculpting clay and other traditional materials.

Meet Jill Orlov: Part 3 of 3

In the final part of this podcast series we talk with miniaturist Jill Orlov about her upcoming show "THOSE WERE THE DAYS" featuring new work in the Gallery at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures May 21 - July 31 2017. Jill was inspired to reimagine studio sets from iconic pop culture television shows including All in the Family, Julia Child and The Brady Bunch. Jill takes the listener through her creative process and how she came to create this miniature marvels using welding and metal techniques. HOLD THE DATE!: Local folks (and those who travel!) please join us for a very special OPEN HOUSE/artist meet and greet on Sunday May 21 3-5pm to celebrate the opening of this new show! Pour a cup of tea an

Meet Jill Orlov: Part 1 of 3

We're excited for our very first podcast (link below) with miniaturist Jill Orlov in anticipation of her upcoming show THOSE WERE THE DAYS, a presentation of her new work in the Gallery at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures from May 21 through July 31. This is the first part of a 3 part podcast series led by guest host and radio personality J.J. Kennedy, in an interview where we get to meet Jill and get to learn a bit more about her background and entry into the world of welding metal, fine art and miniatures. Be sure to look out for release of parts 2 and 3 of this special podcast series. We'll be covering more about her work in miniature and her upcoming show. HOLD THE DATE!: Local folks (and thos

Meet Jill Orlov: Part 2 of 3

In our 2nd part of 3 podcasts (link below) we talk further with miniaturist Jill Orlov in advance of her show "THOSE WERE THE DAYS" featuring new work in the Gallery at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures May 21 - July 31 2017. In this talk we hear about Jill's transition from architecture to furniture design to making miniatures. Her work includes the incorporation of miniatures welded into her full size functional furniture creations. Be sure to look out for release of part 3 of this special podcast series where we'll go into more detail about the show. HOLD THE DATE!: Local folks (and those who travel!) please join us for a very special OPEN HOUSE/artist meet and greet on Sunday May 21 3-5pm to ce

WEE#RESIST...a Little Uprising

Miniaturists from across the globe create original artwork expressing personal perspectives on the current issues and controversies facing a world filled with unrest, fear and discord. This new exhibition is presented by D. Thomas Fine Miniatures and guest curated by Dr. Louise Krasniewicz, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania. The show begins June 18 and runs through September 15, 2017. HOLD THE DATE! Join us for a special very special OPEN HOUSE Sunday, June 18 1-5pm for spirited discussion, artist meet and greet and to celebrate the opening of this new show. A BIG thank you to Dr. Krasniewicz, our guest curator, Donald Morcone, our exhibition director and to the part

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