Having been around for more than 40 years, the Columbus Miniature Society is a 501-C3 non-profit organization dedicated to the fine craftsmanship and artisty of miniaturization. We firmly believe tiny things make a big impact!
Create. Educate. Inspire.
In 1971, The National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts (NAME) was formed with the expressed purpose to serve the miniature collector and builder. Its goal is to create, stimulate, and maintain a national interest in all matters pertaining to miniatures, to serve as a clearing house for ideas relating to miniatures, and to encourage new and creative talent.
As part of this mission regional and local clubs like CMS formed across the country. CMS has been an active part of NAME for more than four decades. And, for more than three decades we have put on the largest miniature show and sale in Central Ohio.
"Everyone hears miniature and they think dollhouses, but that' s only a fraction of the miniature world. It's theater design, it's movie sets, it's monster models, it's gaming figures, it's carpentry, it's pottery, It's sewing, and so much more."
Everyone in the club is encouraged to just - "Give it a try!"
It's not about being a professional, or even particularly skilled at something. It's about getting together, learning together, and creating together. If you do happen to be particularly skilled at something, then it's about teaching that skill to everyone else.
Being Successful is Being an amateur
Amateur come from the Latin phrase "to love" and that's what CMS is all about, the love of craftsmanship taken to a miniature level.
At CMS we want to share what we love with you. Whether you already love miniatures or would love to find out more, we would love to spend time with you. Come to a meeting, see what it's all about.
Our Vision - Tiny is Huge
Miniature making is a legitimate, although admittedly often dismissed, art form and there are more people involved than you think.
CMS seeks to spread the word -- you are not alone! Not only is to-scale creation a wonderful hobby but it can be pretty fantastic career as well. Come help make tiny a huge part of the world.
After having served as Vice President for two years Sherri has stepped into the role of President. Her focus is on quarter scale work. When not guiding CMS, she makes everything from award-winning fantasy buildings, to furniture to porcelain dolls.
As the NAME state representative for Ohio, Kathy wears many hats -- and she makes them in one inch scale as well! A talented artist, when not helping plan events for CMS Kathy is a miniature craftsperson selling a variety of items at shows in our area.
In a miniature world known for attention to detail, Ann is one of the best for detailed work. Not only has she kept the CMS books balanced to the penny for years, but her miniature sewing is not to be missed. Her award-winning scale clothing is made with all the details inherent in a given time period.
One of the newest members, Sheri has embraced the world of miniatures not only by joining CMS but by agreeing to keep CMS on track by keeping records. When not keeping notes on miniature meetings Sheri keeps busy with miniature 3D crochet creations.