William Robertson

https://www.robertsonminiatures.com/Bill has been building exquisite miniatures for over thirty years in Kansas City, and has been instrumental in the design of several museum installations involving miniatures.

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Bill's artistic talents go way beyond the construction of miniature rooms. Even as a small child, Bill built things including models of planes, trains, cars and ships.   By 15 he was working in a hardware store and from that to jobs assembling everything from electronics to race cars. Today his work is recognized by museums, including the Smithsonian and the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC, and incorporated into their programs and exhibits. 

Creating miniatures lead to working on the design of miniature museums in Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas, Texas; Naples, Florida and Maysville, Kentucky. In addition he has taught his craft to many others around the world.

Bill’ talents and philosophy are probably best summed up in his own words.

“For me the process starts with the study and research of the original object.  It is important to understand the ways, tools and methods used by the original craftsman… When I reduce an object to a smaller scale I must be careful to maintain proper proportions while at the same time adding an artistic interpretation… At any point one slip can destroy hours of work.... Even after 30 years I enjoy working in my studio which can at times be either peaceful or very challenging as I strive to make each new piece better in some way than anything I have done before.”

His work can be seen today at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center and at The Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City:  http://www.toyandminiaturemuseum.org/

William Robertson's website: https://www.robertsonminiatures.com/