Geoff Wonnacott has been making 1:12 scale 16th-, 17th-, and 18th-century furniture reproductions for over 30 years. Having apprenticed in two towns with a long history in the furniture industry—Exeter and Barnstaple, England—during college, Wonnacott was ready to leave the commercial side of the industry so, he moved to miniature making.
Wonnacott scours the internet, furniture auction catalogs, and visits some of the finest houses and palaces across the United Kingdom and Europe to find inspiration for his next project. After carefully researching his chosen work and drafting scale drawings, he consults his stock of antique wood for just the right piece. Wonnacott mines his materials from full-scale antique furniture because of its superior color and grade. Everything old is new again, but in this case, it is much smaller!
Geoff Wonnacott is one of over sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.