Handmade in 1:12 scale
I’m proud to be an Artisan with the International Guild of Miniature Artisans. Miniatures have been a passion of mine since I was a kid. You can follow my work on Instagram @craiglabenzminiatures or on my Facebook page, Craig Labenz Miniatures. You can now buy a selection of my miniatures online at store.craiglabenz.com.
Guild Study Program at Colonial Williamsburg
January 27 – 30, 2023
I’m so excited to be teaching a class in Williamsburg, VA for the Guild in January 2023! I took a Guild Study Program class in Williamsburg in 2014 and it was such a great experience. In my class we’ll be making a Virginia Low Cupboard (circa 1680 – 1710) from the Colonial Williamsburg Museum collection. IGMA will be releasing registration details soon.
2023 Guild School
June 10 – 17, 2023
Next June, I’ll be teaching a 36-hour class to make a 1/12th scale Philadelphia Double Chest at the International Guild of Miniature Artisans Guild School in Castine, Maine. I attended as a student this year, and taught an evening seminar. It’s just an incredible experience to be surrounded by so many like-minded (mini) people and so many talented artists in an historic seaside village in Maine. See the IGMA Website for more details. Preregistration is now open.
Tom Bishop Chicago
April 28 – 30, 2023
Here’s a look at what I’ve been up to on Instagram:
Miniature Artist. IGMA Artisan. In real life, I also build websites @craiglabenzdesign. Bennet has his own account now @big.boy.bennet