Guild Fellow George Hoffman has been involved in the world of miniatures since 1972 when he and his wife Sally, also a Fellow, formed "The Hoffman Collection." The elegant simplicity of Shaker furniture attracted them and for many years they and their son Mark produced 1/12th scale reproduction pieces of Shaker and other 18th century furniture and accessories that were sold in several of the Shaker museums across the country, at Old Sturbridge Village, MA., and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Their work may be seen at the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City located on the campus of University of Missouri-Kansas City.
George and Sally were part of the small nucleus of miniaturists that founded The International Guild of Miniature Artisans in 1979. George is a past president of the Guild and Sally has served on the Board of Trustees twice as Education Chair.
During their career George has given lectures and workshops at Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NYC, and Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA., among others. The Hoffmans were instructors at the Guild School in Castine ME., beginning in 1981 and continuing through 1999. The course given at the Guild School was titled "Furniture Construction Using Power Tools." George and Sally also taught at the Guild Study Program in Colonial Williamsburg for five years.