About CMP

A little history about Crown Minitaures of Portland.

Crown Miniatures came about because of a life change.

In 2013, after 34 years of teaching, I retired. Now, normally I am fine sitting around doing nothing, ,  but I soon found myself missing the creative challenges I loved in teaching.

I'm not sure why, but I immediately thought of miniatures. I have always loved them, and now I had the time to explore them. It didn't take long before I was hooked!

This art form is perfect to foster and excite creativity. No day is the same, no project is the same, and the artist can never be bored. Always building, and designing. Using clay, paint, wood, fabric, or metal. In this work there is constant change and challenge.

I am so happy that I can do something I love and share my passion with others!

Josef