the dollshouse miniatures and myself,

Latest news

We’ve gone through some exciting changes at small-time HQ! We’ve successfully moved our house and workshop and have now put down roots in France. Let me tell you, it wasn’t an easy transition, but that’s a story for another day! Good news on the miniatures front—I’ve finally gotten my workshop up and running again after a 6-month break. So, I’ll be back to it very shortly!
it’s starting to look right, 7 years in it’s a mess…

it didn’t stay looking clean and tidy for long!

Well my work bench is getting that worn in patina
work bench patina

A little bit about me

Let me share a bit about myself! Back in 1993, I delved into the world of dollhouse miniatures. Before that, I had been working at an architectural practice, focusing on designing small projects like barn conversions and small estates. Unfortunately, the architectural field wasn’t doing so well at that time due to the unexpected recession. Then, out of the blue, someone asked if I knew someone who could create a working clock for a dollhouse. Foolishly, I volunteered myself, thinking it couldn’t be too difficult since I was accustomed to building architectural models. Well, let’s just say I’ve been on a learning journey ever since! Since those humble beginnings, I’ve come a long way. I now participate in the finest shows across the UK, provide my work to museums, and even get featured in major publications. The only thing holding me back from attending more exhibitions is the lack of time and a considerable workload. I love taking on all sorts of unusual and interesting projects, and to be honest, I’m a bit of a fool for accepting those seemingly impossible tasks. But hey, I enjoy the challenge!

The Fascinating Process

Welcome to my world of exquisite craftsmanship! My foremost passion revolves around crafting and replicating antique clocks, specifically designed for your beloved dollhouse. Each of these timepieces is meticulously built following the same techniques used for their life-sized counterparts, but in smaller scales of 1/12th and 1/24th. And guess what? I’ve even begun venturing into the fascinating realm of 1/144th scale clocks!
Using traditional materials and techniques, I pour my heart and soul into every creation. It’s all about authenticity! French Polishing is one of my secret weapons to achieve that perfect finish. When it comes to the actual construction process, I primarily work with delightful fruit woods like Pear and Apple. These materials not only enhance the charm of the clocks but also ensure their durability.
Most of my work revolves around personalized commissions. I take immense pride in crafting miniature replicas of my clients’ treasured full-sized clocks. It’s like turning cherished memories into enchanting miniature marvels! However, I also participate in a select few exhibitions each year. These exhibitions are special because my creations are meticulously judged before being graced with acceptance. It’s truly a humbling experience to share my passion with others in this way!
So, if you’re looking for unparalleled craftsmanship and attention to detail, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s embark on this magical journey together, where your dollhouse will be transformed with the timeless grace of miniature antique clocks!

Antiques and Restoration

Apart from dollhouse miniatures, I have expertise in reviving and repairing exquisite clocks and scientific instruments. This includes breathing life into the movement, refurbishing dials (whether painted or enameled), and enhancing case work involving wooden, ormolu, and boulle materials. My restoration services cater to both trade professionals and individual clients looking to revive their cherished possessions. Additionally, restoring smaller antiques from the 16th to 19th century, as well as early 20th century multimedia objets d’art, is another area of specialisation.

Other things I / we do

I’ve been a part of the dollhouse miniatures community since 1993 and have had an incredible journey so far. Currently, I enjoy attending the most remarkable shows, such as the London Dollhouse Festival. Additionally, I’ve been lucky enough to attend the Miniature show in Chicago for 10 consecutive years. Trust me, these shows are absolutely fantastic and are filled with incredibly talented crafters that you won’t want to miss out on!


Time Served In addition to my passion for selling Antiques, I am fortunate to have a global customer network that allows me to deliver numerous carefully chosen pieces worldwide each year. My area of expertise lies in exceptional small furniture from past eras. Working with exquisite, full-sized Georgian pieces not only provides me with inspiration for my dollhouse miniatures, but it also guarantees that the same level of excellence reflects in my miniature creations. If you’re interested, I invite you to check out my Etsy page, Brocante Chat Blanc, to see the wonderful collection I have to offer.

French Holiday Gites

Alright, I have to admit it’s a bit cliche, but guess what? When we made the big move to France, we were lucky enough to get our hands on not just one, but two charming gites! You can see the transformation for yourself in the before and after pictures below. And now, we’re even renting out these cozy cottages to wonderful people like you. But wait, there’s more! I also have exciting plans to host miniature workshops right here, so you can soak up the sunshine, sip on fine wine, and of course, enjoy my delightful company. If you’re curious to learn more, simply head over to ‘Gites limousin’ and have a peek. Trust me, you won’t want to miss out on this incredible experience!