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93-year-old figurine maker keeps workshop humming

In one room, hands ply and mold bits of clay. In another, airbrushes delicately puff out the slightest touches of paint. Elsewhere, heads hunch in inspection, and fingers adeptly connect tiny parts.

Annette Petersen’s Carlisle studio is not unlike Santa’s workshop — albeit modernized, and with a singular purpose: to turn out hordes of miniature, whimsical mice.

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