Museum dioramas that recreate the real or fantastic world.
Model trains traversing the towns and landscapes of a scale world.
Shop windows in New York or any other city at Christmas drawing us into Santa's workshop, a Victorian living room, or a frozen skating pond within a snowy park.
All of these small worlds capture big memories of our past, places we've seen, singular points in our lives, or maybe the dreams and wonder of childhood.
Miniature worlds have always held a fascination for me.
I'm artist Ted Howard. Since early childhood I have always wanted to draw, or paint, or sit at a workbench with whatever tools and materials were available and try to create in miniature what my mind was imagining. Christmas and birthdays were the times to get new art supplies, paints, brushes, pens, pencils, paper, and that always wonderful new box of Crayola Crayons (the smell of which is still one of my favorites). Since my retirement in 2017, I've been able to concentrate more on these creative endeavors.
Early model of the home of
Brighton Lake Studio
Brighton Lake Studio is my home and showcases my creative works.
Within these pages you can
Visit Nicholas Creek Village, my artisan handcrafted Christmas village, a wonderful miniature world where the welcome mat is out and a beautiful, white Christmas is always celebrated
Journey back in time to Christmas past in my handcrafted, vintage-inspired putz town of Kringleton Valley where Christmas snow is guaranteed every year
Please feel free to contact me to ask questions, talk about commissioning your own memory, or just to say "hello."
Thank you for stopping by Brighton Lake Studio. I'm glad you're here.