Angela St Leger
Tiny Working Automata:
Laurence and Angela St Leger create some of the most appealing miniatures in the world. Their tiny automata, powered by the pull of almost invisible wire or a tiny crank, bring a smile to everyone who sees them. The majority of their subjects are traditional, classic toys, although special automata can be made to the customer’s request.
Wings that flap, legs that move, heads that roll:
The range of the St. Léger’s miniatures is always growing. From flapping seagulls and blackbirds, to executioners cutting off heads, blackbirds emerging from pies, and dancers, including Elvis, there is something to appeal to everyone. There are merry go rounds, swimming tadpoles and goldfish, a surgeon and a dentist. From the traditional to the highly whimsical (a sailor amid mermaids) there is something to intrigue every interest.
Several small sizes:
The largest of the automata are between two and four inches tall, but the most popular are the one inch miniatures, which seem to be sized for a dollhouse and are often sold at doll house fairs. When first seen, people are amazed that they so closely mimic the classic toys, but when you find they actually work, they become even more enchanting.