In line with the goals of the Joe Martin Foundation, the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum has sought to compile and maintain an archive of the great builders of our time, as well as their projects. In doing so, we hope to honor each craftsman and their work by giving insight into each person's life, background, training, and attitude toward craftsmanship.

The wide range of craftsmen honored here have used their trade skills to produce works of art, going beyond simple production. The quality of work far exceeds the bare minimum. It demonstrates competence and a level of perfection that can be recognized by many, but achieved by few. Frequently, this work involves building exact scale models of a variety of objects, often done simply for the love of the work. The builders’ satisfaction comes from the pursuit of perfection.

Below is a list of our featured craftsmen with links to their individual pages.

Abraham Megerdichian

Abraham Megerdichian

Miniature metal sculptures of everyday objects—from tool boxes to vacuum cleaners.

Abrasha

Abrasha

Unique and beautiful machined jewelry.

Alan Ingersoll

Alan Ingersoll

A miniature Curtiss V-12 engine, and the model biplane to house it. Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Craftsman of the Year Award for 1998.

Alec Garrard

Alec Garrard

A 30-year quest to build a giant model of Herod’s Temple.

Andrzej Ziober

Andrzej Ziober

Over 30 years of award winning, super-detailed aircraft models in 1/72 scale.

Augie Hiscano

Augie Hiscano

Multiple “Best of Show” winning model cars. Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for 2006.

Barry Jordan

Barry Jordan

Masterful miniature machine tools from England. Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Craftsman of the Year Award for 2003.

Bay Area Engine Modelers Club

Bay Area Engine Modelers Club

Members of the Bay Area Engine Modelers club create some outstanding model engines. The group also collectively received the Joe Martin Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016.

Birk Petersen

Birk Petersen

A model engineer with a vast array of interests and skills. 

Bob Shores

Bob Shores

A master I.C. engine builder who made his plans and kits available for all enthusiasts. Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for 2004.

Bryan Freund

Bryan Freund

Tiny silver motorcycle engines modeled as jewelry.

Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill

One of England’s master model engineers, and her incredible traction engines. Winner of the Joe Martin Foundation Craftsman of the Year Award for 2017.

Chris Rueby

Chris Rueby

An excellent craftsman in everything from model ships and full-size boats, to clocks and steam engines.

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship