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Meet the Miniaturist: Guild School Edition with Susan Mattinson

I was recently able to connect with Susan Mattinson from Nasus_Miniatures on Instagram, who had recently returned from the famed Guild School hosted by the International Guild of Miniature Artisans in this special edition of Meet the Miniaturist. You may remember Susan as a contestant on the Canadian series Best in Miniature, the reality based show about making tiny things!

In this broadcast, Susan shares her experience as a first year student at the famed school which happens every year in the ideally New England coastal town of Castine, Maine on the campus of the Maine Maritime Academy.

Susan took 3 classes for a total class time of 48 hours.

Mattinson describes what it was like preparing for school, choosing classes, some of the challenges she faced and of course, the projects that she worked on!

Susan used a lathe in Pete and Pam Boorham's class.

Final tavern table and ladder back chairs with woven seats crafted of cherrywood.

Upholstered chair taught by Marcia McClain's from McBay Miniatures. Students get to choose the fabric and the pillow was supplied (and made by) Marcia!

Pre-cut poppy petals and hand painted in Pia Becker's Flower class.

Historic Castine, Maine!

This was fun - thank you Susan for sharing your experience with us!

You can find Susan on Instagram here:


Until Next Time Thank you for being a part of the

D. Thomas Miniatures Community!


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