|Flights of Industry is the
brainchild of Matthew Amt and Jane Walker. They are
a married couple who have discovered
that their individual creative talents are enhanced when working
together! Their philosophy is to create original art pieces in
miniature using salvaged found-objects for as much of each piece as
possible. Turning trash and odds and ends of everyday objects
into tiny treasures is a thrilling creative challenge.
This idea started when Jane finally decided to realize her lifelong
building a dollhouse and choose Steampunk as the theme for it.
Matthew jumped right in and began making Steampunk boiler room
equipment before there was even a boiler room to put them in! He
enjoyed the work so much and had so many ideas for variations and items
not suitable for the dollhouse that he and Jane decided to create 1:12
scale vignettes to showcase the fruits of their imaginations.
Matthew brings mechanical comprehension and the ability to
put disparate objects together while Jane provides aesthetics and
composition as well as the ability to craft parts from scratch when
needed. Both contribute inspiration for the activity or "story" each
In Matthew's workshop. Jane has her own!