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Art Nouveau Tables

Author: Виктория, May 10, 2018 в Uncategorized

Very quick project, it took me just two days to make them. Pearwood, stained.

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A little sketch while planning the pieces.

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Louis XV small commode – WIP

Author: Виктория, May 10, 2018 в Uncategorized

Recently I started working on a commode I wanted to make for quite some time. I’m getting to the phase of my dream projects! First, Studley workbench, then Galle vitrine, and now this commode. I’m happy to be able to make things I wanted to make eight years ago when I started building miniature furniture. It’s a huge step for me, so I’m very excited.

I’ll be making two commodes. The first one is partially ready for assembling and making drawers.

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Morris Chairs Upholstery

Author: Виктория, May 10, 2018 в Uncategorized

I made these chairs quite some time ago, but I managed to make upholstery only now. I was searching for the right piece of fabric at the local stores, but found what I needed in this wonderful UK based store – https://www.mariasfabrics.com/ I was blown away by the amount of gorgeous fabrics, so I bought a lot!

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French Firescreen

Author: Виктория, March 29, 2018 в Miniature Needlepoint

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New chapter, new skill for me – miniature needlepoint.

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Art Nouveau Vitrine

Author: Виктория, March 19, 2018 в Uncategorized

Hinges are installed, time to show a vitrine.

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Knife Hinges in Miniature

Author: Виктория, March 15, 2018 в Metalwork

Swipe!👉👉👉 So I'm only done with making hinges, lol. I was going to install them tonight too, but I just ran out of time. Anyways, as I said many times before, I'm not comfortable with metalworking. It's something I don't really like and understand but I need everytime I make some advanced piece of furniture. So I always tell to myself that I like it 😂 Oh yes, Victoria, you like it, that's why you have this Sherline lathe, lol, that's why you want to buy a Sherline mill but never have enough money for that! 😂😂😂 So two days ago I tried to make these hinges, they were too thin and fragile, and I didn't have a 0.45 mm drill bit. So I changed my plan this time. Thicker brass sheet, bigger diameter for the brass rod – 0.8mm one. I used my coordinate table that comes with the mill to cut out the outline of the hinges, then I cut them with my jeweller's saw and shaped them with files. Drilled the holes, the rest is obvious. They both look okay now, I'll see how they will work when I install them tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Публикация от Victoria Morozova 🇷🇺 (@miniwoodworking)

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Art Nouveau Vitrine. Part two.

Author: Виктория, March 14, 2018 в Uncategorized

I’m almost done with the vitrine. All I need now is install hinges. I tried to make them yesterday, but failed. Besides, I really needed to assemble the whole thing first. It was quite difficult, but I made it.So tomorrow I’ll start with hinges again, maybe I’ll be lucky!

By the way, the top and the bottom of the vitrine are all dry fit, I made it just for installing the hinges and after that I’ll glue everything in place.

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Art Nouveau Vitrine

Author: Виктория, March 12, 2018 в Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture

I think this is one og the most challenging projects for me:

On the pic above the original item is on the right, on the left is a marquetry panel I was making (I had to change the layout and design of it later). The vitrine itself is pretty small (the width of the back panel is just 40mm, the thickness of the shelves is 1mm). I really like carved decoration and marquetry, of course. While I was modeling the vitrine I started reading quite an interesting article about Emile Galle, who was one of the most influlential artists in art nouveau movement. He was the one who invited Louis Majorelle to work for him (Majorelle was making brass and bronze furniture decorations, later he started making marquetry and furniture too).
I was disappointed and inspired at the same time while reading about Galle’s company. First of all, he was really good at organizing furniture and ceramics/glass manufacture process, his father was actually running pottery making business. Later Emile started producing furniture, he commissioned marquetry design and carving to the other artists, as well as metalwork. Only later he started making marquetry himself. Anyway, that was my disappointment, somehow I thought that he was producing it all by himself, but it turned out to be a dream team of artists. It’s pretty amazing, of course, but it was a surprise for me:)

Almost everything is ready for assembling the vitrine, I only need to make knife hinges for a door. For now, several photos of the process.

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Site update and some other news.

Author: Виктория, March 11, 2018 в Commissions, Commissions, Commissions, Commissions, Commissions, Commissions, Commissions

It’s been a while since my last post (besides, I was writing a lot in Russian only and was too lazy to translate the posts – you’d have to switch to Russian version and use Google translate or something to read all of it).
My life moved mostly to Instagram, more and more miniaturists migrate there (thank God, it’s not Vero!), so it seemed fun.
Besides, there were some things I didn’t like on my site, like a Gallery page, now it’s called Portfolio and it’s much more user-friendly now.
I also put the links to all my social media at the top of my site, and the name of the site changed too, by the way!
Anyways, I did a lot of work since Miniature Masterworks, still have a long list of commissions, and I shared a lot of pics on Instagram about it.
But it felt a bit sad to leave my diary as it was, I’ve been writing it since 2009 and there are more than 650 posts in both Russian and English, crazy, right?
So I decided to update a design a bit and start writing again.
I also started translating the old posts into English ( I need to translate about 200 of them! Ugh…)
Among other news – I have lots of commissions, here’s one of the latest – two Gustavian chairs. Very challenging process, but I loved every minute of it and learned a lot! Hope you’ll like it!

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Henry O. Studley Workbench

Author: Виктория, September 26, 2017 в Miniature Shows

I haven’t posted anything here for a while, and there were some good reasons to it. Somewhere in my previous posts I wrote that I got an invitation to Miniature Masterworks Show in KC. There were also a competition announced, Barbara Marshall award. It wasn’t allowed to show the piece you were making for the award, so my silence can be easily explained now, lol. There was a lot of work, especially two last months were terrible.
So here is the piece I was making, a workbench.

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Henry O. Studley Workbench

Why Workbench? It was my second one, the first was Roubo workbench that I showed about a year ago, maybe more. I showed it on IGMA forum, and many people liked it, Bill Robertson suggested I should try making Henry O. Studley workbench. For those who haven’t seen his work, he was famous for his toolchest.

Bill wants to make it in miniature, but a bit bigger than 1/12. When I heard his suggestion I thought that it was a bit too much, there weren’t many photos on Google search but it was enough to see:)
But it got into my head, so when I heard about the competition I immediately thought of it. I knew that a lot of artisans would choose something French, Rococo etc (and I was right, hehe). I wanted something different and couldn’t think of anything, but this workbench somehow stuck in my head, so I decided to make it.
From one hand, it wasn’t a good choice, not many people would appreciate it, only those, I think, who work with wood or metal. On the other hand, it was very honest project, something where every artisan’s work begins. So the decision was made.
I bought a book about Studley’s bench to decide on proportions and dimensions.
The process was not comfortable for me, I don’t like metalwork, to be honest, so the whole thing was a challenge and such an out of comfort zone project, that I think there’s no piece I can’t make, lol.
I didn’t take any prize, but heard a lot of nice words about the workbench, and it has found its place in a museum.
I really enjoyed the show, all the staff and visitors were so friendly, I didn’t see such a vibe in Kensington, to be honest.
I’ll be attending Guild School in June,2018. So there’s something to look forward to.

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