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     Braxton earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Georgia Tech and worked as an architect before becoming a miniaturist. He was influenced by his mother, Mary Payne, who had begun to make and market her 1" scale miniature flowers and plants under the name 'Posy Patch Originals'. Those two areas, architecture and gardening, continue to be the main focus of his miniatures.

     In 1974, he began his mail order miniatures business. He registered as a Dealer at the NAME National Houseparty in Denver in 1977, and continued to sell and exhibit at shows and conventions regularly through 2005.

      In 1978 he joined the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts and two years later was asked to become a member of the Board of Directors. He served ten years on the Board, including two years as President and Chairman. In 1989 he was nominated to the National Association's Academy of Honor, and in 1999 he received the Academy's Mell Prescott award. 

     But by far, he is most proud of his efforts to show others how to enrich their lives through the simple fun of the hobby. He has taught workshops for small clubs as well as national conventions, and for twenty years he conducted an annual all-day seminar, attended by hundreds and modestly called “The World’s Largest Miniature Workshop”, at the Gulf South Miniatures and Dollhouse Event in New Orleans.

In 2014, Braxton Payne Miniatures celebrated 40 years serving the small scale community, and he continues to create his miniatures for collectors and enthusiasts around the world.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.S.

... and this is how I
spend my 'spare' time ...