William (Wm.) R. Robertson

 

American, born 1956-    

 

1956-1962 Akron, OH

1962- 1988 Washington, DC. Area

1988-present Kansas City, MO.

 

Wheaton High School, graduated 1974

Montgomery Jr. College - 1 semester

 

Early Work experience

 

  • Aspen Hill Hardware, 1972 to 1974. Small non-chain store specializing in customer service.

  • Watkins-Johnson, 1974 to 1974. Electro-Mechanical assembler, This company built some of the bugging equipment used in the Watergate affair.

  • Giant Auto, 1974 to 1975. Auto Parts clerk.

  • Bowles Fluidics Co., 1975 to 1976, Production Forman. Managed 20-45 workers and increased production by 10 times.

  • ATI Racing, 1976 to 1976. Systems Engineer building Race Car parts.

  • Started full time in the miniature field in June of 1977.

 

A note about this CV; this is as complete as my records show or anyone would want to read. There were dozens of newspaper articles similar to the ones listed not included and TV News interviews that were left out.

 

Speaking

 

2019             Making Furniture Microscopic, Newport Restoration, Doris Duke Foundation, Rough         

                      Point, Newport, RI. June 18, 2019.

             

2018             William Robertson - Maximum Miniatures, Ideacity, Moses Znaimer's Conference,

                      Toronto, Canada, June 24, 2018.

2018             Stephen Richter's 1890's Firehouse Engine Room, The National Museum of Toys and

                      Miniatures, Kansas City, MO., Aug. 25, 2018.

2017             Details Matter: A Micro Mechanician in the Modern World. TEDx KC, Kauffman Center,

                      Kansas City, MO., Aug. 18, 2017.

2016             Bill Robertson, Tool Collector & Model Maker, EG 11 Conference, Carmel, CA., April 13-15,

                      2017.

2014             Dueling Dovetails, In the round with Calvin Hobbs, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City,                          MO., Aug. 23, 2014.

                                               

2010             Boston Beacon Hill House, Toy and Miniature Museum Kansas City, MO., May 11, 2010.

           

2009            Laborer, Craftsman, Artist: 300 years of fine tools, Toy and Miniature Museum, Kansas

                      City, MO., May 19, 2009.

2008            The Turning Room in Bonnier de la Mosson's Cabinet of Curiosities, Linda Hall Library,

                      Kansas City, MO.

2007             Miniatures by Wm. R. Robertson: A 30 Year Retrospective, Toy and Miniature Museum,

                      Kansas City, MO., March 24, 2007.

2005             Are Miniatures Art?, Gilcrease Museum Tulsa, OK.

           

2005             The Miniatures of Wm. R. Robertson, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Schloss Pilnitz, Dresden,

                      Germany, July 10, 2005. *Only speaker at opening, translated into German.

2003            Wm. R. Robertson: 25 years of Selected Miniature Works, The Nantucket Island School of

                      Design & The Arts, Nantucket, MA., Sept. 19, 2003.

                                   

2001             Making a Miniature 18th c. French Spinning Wheel, Decorative & Fine Art Miniature Art,                          New York City, August 31, 2001.

 

2000            Ornamental Turning, Midwest Junto for the History of Science. Kansas City, MO.

 

1990             Minicruise, sponsored by Nutshell News, Mar. 4-12, 1990.

1987              Small Wonders: The Delightful World of Miniatures, National Geographic Society,

                      Grosvenor Auditorium, Washington, DC. October 19, 1987.

                      *Leonard Grant (VP) told WRR he was the first speaker to sell out the since auditorium                             Richard Leakey spoke there.

               

1981              Making a Rhode Island Card Table, Resident Associate Program Smithsonian Hirshhorn                          Museum, Washington, DC., Nov. 24, 1981.

           

Museum Permanent Collections     

 

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, Kansas City, MO.          

*Formerly The Toy and Miniature Museum.

 

KSB Collection, Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, Maysville, KY.

 

Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, Tucson, AZ.

 

Chicago Art Institute, Thorne Rooms, Holiday Exhibit, Chicago, IL.

 

Special Exhibitions

 

2015             The Miniature, Grunwald Gallery of Art, IU, Bloomington, IN. Aug. 28 to Oct. 3, 2015.

           

2014             Highlights from the Collection of The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, Nelson-                          Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO. July 2, 2014 to Feb. 22, 2015.

 

2007            Miniatures by Wm. R. Robertson: A 30 Year Retrospective, Toy and Miniature Museum,                            KCMO. Mar. 2007 to Mar. 2008.

           

2005             Miniatturen Die Welt 1:12, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Schloss Pilnitz, Dresden, Germany,                              Jul. 10 to Nov. 1, 2005.          

 

2001             Masters in Miniature, The Pistner Collection, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL., Nov.                              2000 to June 2007.

 

1997              Zoom Sur La Miniatures, Musee De La Civilisation, Quebec, Canada, April 1997 to April                            1998.

           

1995             Gallery of Distinguished Woodworkers, Northeastern Wood-workers Association,                                        Saratoga Springs, NY., Mar., 25-26, 1995

           

1987             Small Wonders: The Delightful World of Miniatures, National Geographic Society,                                      Explorers Hall, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2, 1997 to Jan. 1, 1998.         

 

1986             Small Fantasies: Miniature Houses and Rooms, Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth, VA.,                          Dec. 6, 1986 to Jan. 18, 1987, *WRR’s Twin Manors dining room was the poster photo.      

 

1985              National Trust for Historic Preservation,  Decatur House, Washington, D.C., Oct. 18 to 20,                        1985.

           

1984             The Enchanting World of Dollhouses & Miniatures, National Geographic Society,                                        Explorers Hall, Washington, DC., Dec. 14, 1984 to Feb. 17 1985.

                     * Chief Justice Warren Berger and Mrs. George Bush both attended.

           

1982             The Philadelphia Miniature Show, Academy Hall, Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 5-7 1982. 

                     *This was an exhibit to benefit Planned Parenthood.         

 

1982             Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD. Dec. 11, 1982.

                       

1981              The Philadelphia Miniature Show, Academy Hall, Philadelphia, PA, Feb 6-7 1981.

                     *This was an exhibit to benefit Planned Parenthood.            

 

1981             Resident Associate Program, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12,                        1980.

1981              Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA., Nov. 21 1981 to Jan. 10 1982. *WRR’s clock was                            on cover of brochure.

                       

1981              Montgomery County Historical Society, Rockville Civic Center Mansion, Rockville, MD.,                            Nov. 21-22, 1981.

          

        1980             Holiday Celebration, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington, DC., Dec.                                   26-31, 1980.

Awards

 

2015             Joe Martin Foundation Metalworking Craftsman of the Year, Carlsbad, CA.

 

2011              Don Buttfield Award, IGMA Guild School, Castine, ME

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2008             Naming of  “Wm. R. Robertson Fine Arts Rotunda," KSB Collection, Maysville, KY.

 

TV and Film

 

2019             The Miniature, Tiny Goat Productions, Toronto, Canada

                                               

2010             Today Show, NBC, Dec. 25, 2010              

           

2005             History Detectives, Public Broadcasting System (PBS), season 3, episode 301, June 27,                              2005.

                                               

1991              Americana Series "A Small Job”, Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, Oct. 17, 1991                        for many years.

                       

1987              "3,2,1 Contact”, Children's Television Workshop, Fall 1987.

                                               

Misc.

 

2017             Miniature Masterworks Co-Chairman, IGMA and NMTM, Sept. 15 – 17, 2017.       

                                               

2016             IGMA brochure cover photo.

 

1997              Miniature Tour of London and France, Guide.

           

1988              Twin Manors featured on the National Geographic, Christmas Card.    

 

Museum Exhibit Work

                                                                                                                     

2019             Design/Build, The Huge World of Miniatures, KSB Collection, Maysville, KY. *New                                    entrance exhibit.

                                                                                                     

2018             Design/Build, Scaled to Perfection, KSB Collection, Maysville, KY. Oct. 12, 2018 to May 31,                        2019. *Temporary exhibit to be reinstalled in the future.

                                                                                   

2009            Design, Singular Beauty, Simple Microscopes from the Giordano Collection, Linda Hall                              Library, KCMO, April 30 Sept. 12, 2009.

                                                                       

2009            Design/Curate/Build, Laborer, Craftsman, Artist: 300 years of Fine Tools, Toy and                                      Miniature Museum. KCMO, May 20 - Aug. 31, 2009.

                                                                       

2008            Design/Curate/Build, KSB Collection, Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, Maysville, KY.                          *Permanent main KSB Gallery.

                       

2005            Restoration Consultant/Build, Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop at 22 S Williams St. National                        Park Service, Dayton, OH. *In addition to acquiring tools WRR built a reproduction drill                          press patterned after the one the Wright’s built. It is the largest object WRR has built at                            800 pounds.

                                                           

2004            Design/Curate/Build, Toy and Miniature Museum, KCMO, Permanent Miniature                                        galleries.  *Note: These were reworked with some changes in 2015 but largely remained                          the same.                                                                                                       

 

2003             Design, The Grand Tour in Miniature, Naples Museum of Art, Philharmonic Center for                              the Arts, Naples, Fl., Oct. 2003 to 2006 (first floor), 2012 (second floor). *The Grand Tour                        had two seasons, Italy/Egypt & England

2001            Design/Curate/Build, Big and Little: Artistry in Miniature, Toy and Miniature Museum,                            Kansas City, MO. Jan. 12 to May 12 2001

 

2000            Design, Masters of Miniatures: Stephen and Patricia Pistner Gallery, Naples Museum of                            Art, Naples, Fl. Nov. 2000 to June 2007. *The Pistner House stayed while other exhibits                          changed.

 

2000            Restoration Consultant, Wright Cycle Co., Carillon Historical Park, project done by the                              National Park Service, Dayton, OH. *Consultant for restoration of the Wright Bros. 3rd                            Street shop replica, WRR made copies of the wind tunnel models.

 

1999             Design, The American Museum of the Miniatures Arts (closed), Dallas, TX. *Designed two                        floors of exhibit space, over 15,000 sf. 2nd floor was never finished due to lack of funding.

                                                                                               

1998             Restoration Consultant, Thomas Edison's Lab, pattern-shop, National Park Service, West                          Orange, NJ. 1997 - 1998. *Acquired and set up all small tools and benches      

 

1996             Design, The American Museum of the Miniatures Arts, Sharp Gallery, Hall of State, Fair                            Park, Dallas, TX. 1996-1998? *Temporary exhibit to show collection during construction                          of the new space

                                                                                                           

1996             Restoration Consultant, Thomas Edison's Lab machine shop for National Park Service,                              West Orange, NJ.* Acquired and set up all small tools and benches.                                                                                                      

1989             Design/Curate/Build, Toy and Miniature Museum, KCMO. Permanent Miniature                                        galleries. *Note: These were expanded in 2004; the maze was torn down and rebuilt                                larger.

 

1987             Curate, Small Wonders: The Delightful World of Miniatures, National Geographic Society,                        Explorers Hall, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2, 1987 to Jan. 1, 1988. *WRR’s Twin Manors                                premier.

                                                                                                           

1984             Curate, The Enchanting World of Dollhouses & Miniatures, National Geographic Society,                          Explorers Hall, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1984 to Feb. 17 1985. *64,000 in attendance.                           WRR 1st time as a Guest Curator.

                                                           

                      Description of work:                                                                

  • Design; WRR created the layout, placement of objects and often designed cases and mounts for objects.

  • Curate; WRR chose the objects and the order of display.

  • Build; WRR physically constructed casework and mounts for exhibits often with contractors.

  • Restoration Consultant; WRR helped curatorial staff to select and place objects adhering to period shop practice. He also acquired thousands of antique tools.

                                                                                               

Books

 

2019             The Book of Mini, Kate Esme Unver, p 117, 118, 120

 

2019             Collectively Speaking: My Passionate Pursuit of Miniatures. Volume 2, Kaye Savage                                    Browning, p 13, 33, 63

 

2017             Miniature Masterworks, NMTM staff, p 16, 20, 27, 43, 44

 

2017             Collectively Speaking: My Passionate Pursuit of Miniatures. Volume 1, Kaye Savage                                      Browning, p 20, 21

 

2015             The Miniature World (Japan), Kazuko Nakamura, pp 23 - 27, 100, 102

 

2015             Highlights from the Collection of The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, NMTM                            staff, pp 27-33

 

2015             The Miniature, Grunwald Gallery Staff, p 21, 31, 35

 

2013             The Adell Venus Collection of Miniatures, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, p 8, 11, 36, 56, 61,                        62, 73

 

2007             The Miniatures (Japan), Kazuko Nakamura, p 19, 21, 70, 78-80, 82, 84-87

 

2003             Traditional Needlework in Miniature, Annelle Ferguson, p 35, 38, 46-49, 184

 

2001             The Pistner House: A Master in Miniature, Patricia Pistner, pp 46 - 47

 

1997              Zoom Sur La Miniatures, Musee De La Civilasation, inside front cover, p 54

 

1996              Reference guide to Miniature makers marks, Alice & Lee Frank, pp 369-370

 

1992              Toy & Miniature Museum of Kansas City, Ann Vernon, p 64,71,88-89

 

1988             Dolls' House & Miniature, (Japan), p 20, 28

 

1984             American Period Interiors in Miniature, Kate Doordan Klavan, p 114, 130

 

1984             Through the Looking Glass, Ann Ruble, p 84, 140

 

1981              How Things Are Made; National Geographic Society, pp 75-77. *202,000 printed as of                               Apr. 1982

 

1981              Reproducing Period Furniture and Accessories in Miniature, Virginia Merrill and Susan                            Richardson, p 68

 

 

Magazines/Newspapers

 

2015             The Ledger Independent, Maysville, KY, Lifestyle Section, Robertson Selected Craftsman                          of the Year, January 31, 2015, Front Page

 

2015             The Home Shop Machinist, William R. Robertson 2015  Metal-working Craftsman of the                            Year, May/June 1995 , pp 33 - 35

 

2014             Miniaturas (Spain), Piezas de Museo William R. Robertson. June 2014. pp 18 - 21, cover

 

2010             Chicago Sun-Times, Sunday Section, Merry Little Christmas, Kara Spak, October 31, 2010,                        Front Page.

 

2008            American Miniaturist, Gateway to a grand collection, Lou Browning, March, 2008,  pp 8 -                          13, *Opening of KSB Gallery.

 

2007             The Sun (Kansas City, MO), Toy and Miniature Museum's program features local                                        miniature artist, Kellie Houx, March 21, 2007, Front Page.

 

2004            Kansas City Star, Showtime Section, Welcome to the Big toy house, John Mark Eberhart,                            March 31, 2004, Front Page.

 

2004            Dollhouse Miniatures, Twin Manors: William Robertson’s Colonial Miniature Museums,                            Marianne Clay, Nov. 2004, pp 18 - 21, cover.

 

2003            Miniaturas (Spain), Piezas de Coleccion Aula de Arquitectura, Feb. 2003,  pp 54 - 56

           

2002            Miniature Collector, Decorative & Fine Miniature Art Show. Jan. 2002, p 33

                       

2001             Dollhouse Miniatures, Show Me The Minis, Candice St. Jacques. April 2001. pp 59 – 63

 

2000            Dayton Daily News, Local Section, Experts refurbish Wrights' bike shop, Benjamin Kline,                          September 8, 2000  Front Page.

 

2000            Maison de Poupee (French),  La chambre de style Tudor de Thomas Warner, Jane Bishop,                        Winter 1995/1996,  p 15

           

1999              Miniaturas (Spain), Internacional: Bill Robertson Una caja de Herramientas, April 1999,                          p 47

           

1998             Piecework, Tiny Treats of Twin Manors, Jan Marsh, May/June, 1998, pp 40 -  44

           

1998             Miniature Collector, Tooling with Bill Robertson, Mary Kaliski, July/Aug, 1998, pp 30 - 35

 

1997              Star Magazine, Kansas City Star, Little Known Facsimiles, Stacy Downs, July 13, 1997  pp                          10-16

1996             Ingram’s, William Robertson Free-Lance Miniaturist April 1996,  p 27

 

1996             Nutshell News, Bill Robertson's Architect's Classroom, Jeanne Delgado, Feb. 1996,

                      pp 28-31, cover

 

1995             Star Magazine, Kansas City Star, Massive and miniature, Edward M Eveld, March 5, 1995,                        pp 6-8

 

1995             Maison de Poupée (French),  Stage de Bill Robertson, Joëlle Daviet, Fall 1995, pp 17-18

 

1994             Fine Woodworking, To every little detail, Alec Waters,  Dec. 1994, No. 109, p 134

 

1993             Maison de Poupée (French), Salle de classe pour architectes vers 1900, Ingeborg Riesser,                          Winter 1993/94  pp 23 - 25

 

1993             Maison de Poupée (French), Bill Robertson et la perfection du detail, Dan Weeks,  Fall                                1993,  pp 21 - 23, cover

           

1991              Traditional Home, Less than meets the eye, Dan Weeks, December 1991, pp 92 - 99

 

1990             Workbench, Home & Shop: Small Business, Lawrence F. Okrend,  April 1990, p 8

 

1989             Nutshell News, A is for Accuracy, Kim Remesch, May, 1989, pp  38 - 42, cover

 

1989             Miniatures Calendar, Kalmbach, cover, April, Oct.

                                               

1988             Nutshell News, The Wonder of Miniatures, Sybil Harp January 1988, pp 46 - 49

 

1987             Miniatures Showcase, Collections, Madilee C. Wnek,  Vol 2, pp 54-55

 

1987             The Montgomery Journal, Giant in Miniature, Gidget Fuentes, March 13, 1987, Front                                  Page     

 

1987              Washington Post, Home section, Exploring Small-Minded Crafts, Cristina Del Sesto,                                   October 22, 1987, p 30

 

1987              Washington Post, Style section, Miraculous Miniatures, Sarah Booth Conroy, November,                           2, 1987,  p C1

           

1987              Washington Post ,Weekend Section, The [National] Geographic's Small World, Hank                                Burchard, November 23, 1987, p 49.      

“If you don't have all the time in the world it might be best to rush past all these wonders to the crowning exhibit, William R. Robertson's Georgian

mansion, which is the sort of dollhouse Fabergé might have built for a Tsarina”

 

1987             Fine Woodworking, William Robertson; Glimpses into a miniaturist's world, Jim                                          Cummins, Sept., 1987, p 85. Threads Magazine, She Likes to Do A Little Needlework                                  Oct/Nov 1987, Back Cover Feature

 

1987             Miniature Collector, Bill Robertson: The Artist as Curator, Lillian Wachtel, Winter 1987,                            pp 31 - 33

 

1986             Amtrak Express, The Small But Perfect World of Bill Robertson Beverly Breton,                                            October/November 1985. pp 25-29

           

1986             The Virginian-Pilot, Small Passions: Miniatures exhibit is big on collectibles, Shirley                                    Bolinaga, December 15, 1986 Front page.

 

1985              Historic Preservation, Marvels in Miniature; A Skilled Craftsman & Tireless Researcher,                            Jan Leslie Cook, August 1, 1985  Vol 37, #4, pp 27 – 31.* Photos by John McDonnell of the                        WPO, WRR’s childhood friend.

 

1985              Washington Post , Style Plus Section, It's a Small, Small World, Sarah Ban Breathnach,                               August 9, 1985, P E5.

 

1985              The Miniature Gazette, The Making of a Thriller, Judith G. Ohanian, Vol 15, No. 1, p 32-                            33    

           

1985             Carpenter, United brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, A Miniature                                      Master, Beverly Breton, May 1985, pp 16-17 and back cover.  *Includes photo of WRR’s                              Grandfather.

 

1984             The Washington Times Magazine, The Magical World of Miniatures, Kathryn Ward Koch,                        January 17, 1984, cover

 

1984             The Washington Post, Saturday's Child, December 28, 1984   

                                          

1981              The Washington Post, Living Section, Mighty Marvels of Minute Grace, Sarah Booth                                  Conroy, Nov. 8, 1981, cover p 1. *986024 circulation

 

1980             Nutshell News, The Clockmaker's Workshop, Ann Ruble March, 1980. Vol 11, No. 30, pp                            38 - 43   

 

1977              Forecast! It's a World in a Nutshell: From Carburetor to Heppelwhite, Cindy Murphy,                                November, 1977, p 52. *1st time WRR's work was published

 

Teaching

 

These are hands-on classes where the student makes the miniature.

 

International Guild of Miniature Artisans, Guild School, Castine, ME

 

2019             Culpepper Microscope, 48 hr.

2018             Balance Scale, 24 hr., Ivory Pie Crimpers, 24 hr.

2017             10 Candlesticks, 36 hr., Ivory Pie Crimpers, 12 hr.

2016             10 Candlesticks, 24 hr., Miter Plane, 24 hr.

2015             Sewing Stand, 36 hr., Thread Holder, 12 hr.

2014             Metamorphic Bed, 48 hr.

2013             Bone & Iron Chest, 36 hr., Carved Mirror, 12 hr.

2012             Brass Bed, 48 hr.

2011              Coffee Grinder, 36 hr., Hinges, 12 hr.

2010             Childs Chest, 24 hr., Carved w/ Iron Chest, 24 hr.

2008            Gadget Canes, 48 hr.

2007             Woodworking Tools, 48 hr.

2006            Lathe, Ebony & Ivory, 36 hr., Tool Chest, 12 hr.

2005             Workbench w/ Vise, 48 hr.

2004            Brass Lantern, 24 hr., Roller Skates, 24 hr.

2003            Octant, 48 hr.

2002            Candlesticks, 24 hr., Sewing Box, 24 hr.

2001             Cabinetmakers Chest, 36 hr., Woodworking tools, 12 hr.

2000            Fishing Rod, 36 hr.

1999             Clock Jack, 36 hr., Oval Stool, 12 hr.

1998             Ink Stand, 36 hr., Lathe, Ivory, 12 hr.

1997             Wyke Clock, 36 hr., Marble Top Table, 18 hr. AA

1996             Telescope, 36 hr., Fretwork Shelf, 18 hr. AA

1995             Lathe, Candlesticks, 36 hr., Birdcage, 18 hr. AA

1994             Lathe, Candlesticks, 36 hr.

1993             Chippendale Mirror, 12 hr. x 3

 

International Guild of Miniature Artisans, Guild Study Program, Williamsburg, VA

 

 2017             Spice Cabinet

 2005            Surveyor’s Compass

 2004            Gentleman’s Tool Chest (1 drawer)

 2003            Balance Scale

 2001             Miter Plane

 2000            Spice Cabinet

 1999             Wing Chair

         1996             Gentleman’s Tool Chest (2 drawer)

 

International Guild of Miniature Artisans, Guild Study Program, Kansas City, MO

 

2004            English Clock

 

International Guild of Miniature Artisans, Guild Study Program, Maysville, KY

 

2010             Maple Chest

 

International Guild of Miniature Artisans, Guild Study Program, Portsmouth, NH

 

2014             Bellamy Eagle

 

Miniatures I Tune, Tune, (Copenhagen) Denmark

 

2019             Rococo Mirror, 5 day

2017             Spice Chest, 3 day, Iron Sign Bracket, 2 day

2016             Bone & Iron Chest, 3 day, Chippendale Garden Bench, 2 day

2015             Intarsia Chest, 3 day, Intarsia Trays, 2 day

2014             Wine Decanter, 3 Day, Campaign Chairs, 2 day

2012             Standing Desk, 3 day, Turned Salad Bowls, 2 day

2011             Door Hardware, 3 day, Hinges, 2 day

2010            10 Candlesticks, 3 day, Childs Chest, 2 day

2008            Carved w/ Iron Chest, 5-1/2 days, Woodworking Tools, 5-1/2 days

 

Private Class, Tove’s, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2009            Coffee Grinder

2007            Ink Stands

 

Private Class, Anna Lisa’s school, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2006            Plane and Candlestick

2005            Brass Lantern

 

Private Class, Ursula’s, Ringe, Denmark

 

2017             10 Candlesticks

 

Private Class, Rambouillet, France

 

        2015             Bone & Iron Chest

 

Private Class, Ursem (Amsterdam), The Netherlands

 

2013             Bone & Iron Chest

 

Club de la Miniature Française, Paris, France

 

2007             Maple Chest

2001             Brass Lantern

1999             Wing Chair

1995             Bird Cage

 

Private Class, Lake Martin, AL.

 

2011             1/8th Machinist Chest

 

Private Class, Kazuko’s Students, Osaka and Yokohama, Japan

 

2008            Carved w/ Iron Chest

2005            Maple Chest

2002            English Clock

1999             Room Corner

 

Private Class, Nantucket, MA

 

2003            Telescope

 

Smithsonian, Resident Associate Program, Washington, D.C.

         1984            Chippendale Mirror

Virginia Miniature Enthusiasts, Back To College, Ashland, VA

 

1982?           Walnut Bookcase

1981?            Workbench

1980?           Chippendale Mirror

 

Craft, Kit and Caboodle, Craft Shop, Bethesda, MD

 

1984?           Hanging Corner Cupboard

1982?           Slipper Chair w/ERR teaching bargello

1981?           Corner Cupboard

1980?           Modifying an X-acto Lowboy Kit

1979             Lathe Class, 2 days. *This was WRR’s first class and included a Taig lathe                                                    w/attachments for $ 245. Class reviewed by Bill Postman in the Scale Cabinetmaker, fall                        1979, 3:2

 

Writing

 

2011              Miniature I Tune, The Cube, IGMA, Nov. 2011, pp 10-11. *Comparison between the Guild                           School and Miniatures I Tune.

           

2005             The Turning Room in Bonnier de la Mosson's Cabinet of Curiosities, The  Chronicle, Early                       American Industries Association, September 2005, pp 100 - 106       

                                   

2005             The Turning Room in Bonnier de la Mosson's Cabinet of Curiosities, The Society of                                    Ornamental Turners (UK), March, 2005, Bulletin #112, pp 63-68

                                   

2001             Handy Histories, Bi-Monthly Column, Workbench, Feb. 2002 - Feb., 2003. *Tool                                       company  histories

 

1996             Mantel Cabinet, Workbench, Jan. 1996, pp 30 -31

                                   

1995             La maison Mystérieuse, Maison de Poupée (French), Winter, 1995/1996, pp 4-6

           

1993             Miniature Masterworks; The precision of Frank Early's furniture is no small feat, Fine                                Woodworking, March 1993, pp 84-85

                       

1991              Crosscuts, Bi-Monthly Column, Workbench, Nov. 1991 - Sept. 1996. *Stories about                                     antique  tools

 
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William R. Robertson | Kansas City, MO

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