Al'Turn'Ative Proportions by Ken & Linda Batty
In September 2008 we (Ken and Linda) attended our first Dolls House and Miniatures fair, as traders, not sure what the reaction would be to their range of miniatures.
The stand displayed standard and table lamps, tables and other small turned items. The reaction was exhilarating! Since then we have developed new pieces, partly in response to customer requests / suggestions (Art Deco table lamps being one positive request) and Ken likes the challenge.
We make miniatures, from local and exotic woods, Corian, acrylics and resins. They are turned, by Ken on a full size woodturning lathe, and are wholly turned or have at least one turned component. Linda is the artistic one; she paints, decorates and finishes the miniatures.
Ken is now retired, after spending most of his working life in the Royal Navy and NHS, but still finds time to do some local voluntary work.
Linda still works full time in the NHS, so evenings and weekends have taken on a different meaning – busy!
At present our miniatures are sold at Dolls House and Miniature fairs including York, Kelham Hall, Crickhowell and at a number of fairs across the South of England.
Plans for the future include a website, and the development of our own ideas, and some requests and suggestions from customers.
Tel: 013 2951 7060