My Kingdom and I

I spent many hours as a child drawing and building houses from all kind of materials. From the day I read about Queen Marys dolls house I was hooked on miniatures as an artform. Apart from the fascination for the craft, the house offered a gaze into a royal household of the early 20th century.
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I love history, architecture, design, art and crafts. I have a degree in art history and cultural heritage. For nearly 20 years I been working as a senior advisor in cultural heritage for a state agency. I have the privilege to work with some of the finest buildings and interiors in Sweden.

I have been building miniatures for 15 years and for the last years on commission. In 2014 I was awarded a scholarship from IGMA (International Guild of Miniature Artisans).

My Workshop

 

My workshop is my kingdom. Machines, files, sanding paper, scalpels and a millon other things. I mostly use cherry and steamed pear but I also use wood from one very special tree.

Lindallé vid Drottningholms slott, Ekerö kommun.

When the avenue in the royal park of the world heritage Drottningholm Castle were replanted, I managed to get hold of four hundred year old lime tree wood. Imagine working with wood that was already a hundred years old when the original Gustavian furniture that I replicate in miniature were made. When king Gustav III walked in his park, it is not unlikely that he would have stopped in conversation next to this very tree or maybe as a child played hide-and-seek behind it.

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