The Auschwitz Model: The Experience of studying the unimaginable

In 1999 the sculptor, artist and designer Gerry Judah asked me to help construct a model portraying a section of the vast Auschwitz concentration camp as it existed in 1944. Although it has been over 20 years since the model was completed I still regard it as perhaps the most important project I have worked on and certainly the one which required the most emotional energy as well as creative skill.

It’s the Little Things in Life

For over twenty five years modelmaker and designer Ben Taggart has literally carved out a niche running his own very small business making architectural models.

Architectural Alphabet Challenge

In order to create a little distraction from the days ahead I would like to play a little game and I welcome anyone to join in.

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In response to Government guidelines I would like to let you know that I can no longer make site visits to your home at this time. It is with great regret that all site visits and hand deliveries must cease for the time being, due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID 19) situation.

A Miniature Piece of History

From 8th – 10th November I will be exhibiting my work at Handmade in Chelsea, It’s a fantastic show packed with products from contemporary designers, makers and craftsmen. I’m particularly excited about this show as it is my 25th year…

In Miniature

I’ve just finished reading Simon Garfield’s excellent book, ‘In Miniature’. It is an investigation into the fascination so many share for small worlds, models and the miniscule. Often when I tell people that I make models I…
One of Siborne’s preparatory drawings

A Small Battle

It’s interesting to wonder just how you arrive at your career. Could it be in the genes? I have always known the story my ancestor William Siborne who, in the 1830s set to work on a massive model of the Battle of Waterloo. This rather eccentric…
Royal Collection Trust

Modelling the past at Windsor Castle

Historian Dr Steven Brindle and I gave a talk at Windsor Castle in June 2109 about our collaboration to create three new models.
Ben Taggart Modelmaking & Design

Britain’s Tudor Treasure: A Night at Hampton Court

In a programme for BBC2 Lucy Worsley and David Starkey celebrated the 500th anniversary of Hampton Court Palace and the christening of Henry VIII’s long awaited son, Prince Edward.