Founder & Lead Designer of Kinder Realm,
James' imaginative vision is evident
in every piece
Smithsonian Craft Show
April 20-24, 2016
The Smithsonian Craft Show of 2016
I took one full Gateway Cottage, a few walls and doors from other sets and a couple of furniture pieces.
Our booth, and especially the Gateway Cottage was swamped nearly the whole time with both kids and adults who settled right in - putting on puppet plays at the theater window, teens climbing up to the loft to relax with each other and text their friends, and with adults who often asked if we couldn't make the cottage just a bit taller. What a thrill to have this opportunity!
American Crafts Council - San Francisco
This American Crafts Council Show, held at the Fort Mason Center - the old naval base, now a National Park on the San Francisco Bay - was our first craft show in August of 2015. We managed to display a full cottage - minus one wall to allow folks to see inside a bit easier - as well as a dresser, a "tower Cabinet' and an "Incline cabinet," all in a 15' booth space ... a bit cramped. It was an honor and a delight to enter into the national craft scene here.
American Crafts Council - St Paul, MN
April 8-10, 2016
St. Paul, MN
This juried show invites 225 artisans to exhibit some of the finest handmade craft - from jewelry and ceramics to metal sculpture and fine furniture. Held in the prestigeous River Center in St Paul, Minnesota, this annual three day event draws over ten thousand craft lovers. The delight on the faces of both adults and children as they explored the cottage and furniture pieces brought us great joy.
We were honored with the award for best booth design.