The Mad Science Lab
At the 2014 Chicago International Miniature Show, my friend and fellow miniaturist, Ray Storey asked me if I would be interested in building a mad science laboratory as a possible workshop project. He is a maker of beautiful miniature lighting and glassware, so I told him if he would supply the parts he was so good at making, I would do the rest. And the Mad Science Lab was born. It comes complete with a leaded glass dome skylight by Barbara Sabia. This is a dynamic structure that has a dark cage room in the back corner that houses a bit of magic in the form of a plasma globe which is constantly emitting blue lightning from a glowing red center, as well as a bubbling flask of some potent mischief on the table full of Ray Storey's wonderful lab glassware. The cabinets in the corner were made by Bubba's Mini Country Cupboards. The store room is a great place to display a diverse array of the mad scientist's equipment and ingredients. This was my workshop project for the 2016 Chicago International Miniature Show and is now offered for sale. The piece includes a wonderful scientist doll made by Jeanne Rullie. If you are interested in seeing this building, it is currently on display at The Hen's Nest Gallery in Washington Depot, Connecticut (860) 619-0091.