About Sue Cook Miniatures
Born in London I studied fine art at Brighton Art College in1970 receiving a respectable BA. I lived there for many years but moved to beautiful Cornwall in 2010.
In 1984 I started making dolls houses for The Dolls House in Covent Garden, London, now moved to Northleach, nr Cheltenham. They were some of the first architecturally correct dolls houses, based on the Regency period and using local Brighton landmarks as reference. From the first our work was in great demand. Over a couple of years I specialised in pattern making, mould making and the fine casting techniques necessary to render accurate detail on scale architectural items like fireplaces, coving and ceiling roses. The demand for these items was amazing and so I concentrated all my time on producing these and increasing the range. Unfortunately this means that I no longer make dolls houses although at every exhibition I am asked if I still make them. Flooring, niches, columns and brackets were added, and today my catalogue contains over 400 items, with pretty much everything you need to complete room settings in the Regency, Victorian, Georgian and Gothic styles. My personal favourite theme is gardens, and as a result have been adding garden items to my range.â€¨ As an experienced pattern maker I am often asked to produce bespoke moulds or finished items. I have also been mastering for metal casting companies. The work that has given me most pleasure is the Avoloteshekevara Buddah, made for a Buddhist group. There is a picture of it on the mastering page.