Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Suzanne credits her lifelong love of miniatures to beautifully crafted small items brought from Japan by her father after WWII and a wonderful dollhouse made by her grandparents. Professionally, Suzanne enjoyed a career in visual presentation, retiring as Vice President of Visual Merchandising for Nautica Retail in New York City. She regards her miniature room boxes as small forms of the life-size versions she designed for showrooms and retail stores. Careful attention to detail makes the difference in every aspect of a successful display, whether large or small. The interior of her “Tempus Restorum Clock Shop” pictured here is 12 1/2” wide x 13” deep x 9 12/” high. It took her about 2 months to construct; she made nearly all of the small clocks of broken ladies’ wrist watches.
An exhibit entitled “Life in Miniature” and comprised of eight of Suzanne’s miniatures will be on display at the RAL Art Center throughout the month of December. She will give a talk and tour of the miniatures on Friday afternoon, December 2nd from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. This promises to be a fun and magical exhibit for children and adults alike!