Individual Sculptors' Pages
Phillipe & Charisse Faraut - PCF Studios, Inc - Philippe and Charisse have been commissioned to create dolls for private clients and corporations including DreamWorks, SKG, Lenox China and Goetz Dolls, Inc. In addition to writing instructional articles for several publications, they also offer a complete line of Original Dolls Molds, Instructional Sculpting Videos and Sculpting Classes at their NY studio and around the United States. Contact: Info@PCFStudios.com or 716-229-2976 in Honeoye New York USA.
Creager Studios - About Jodi & Richard Creager - Richard and Jodi have been designing Dolls together since 1979. Their appreciation and love of studying the customs and traditions of the Worlds varied Ethnic Groups, have given the Creager's a rich palette of characters to create from. They produce approximately 15 Dolls a year. In 1991, Richard and Jodi were elected into the membership of NIADA (National Institute of American Doll Artists). Jodi and Richard have produced two Videos entitled, "Sculpting the Head" and "Sculpting the Hand". Visit their exquisite Gallery. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Also take a look at their work at the Mann Gallery.
Vincent J. DeFilippo "For nearly 45 years Vincent J. DeFilippo has been literally leaving his fingerprints on America's doll industry. He spent 27 years creating dolls for the Ideal Toy Corporation where he earned the title "Master Sculptor". During his prolific career he has designed and modeled numerous best selling dolls and figurines for some of America's most notable companies, including : American Greetings, Kenner Toy Company, Coleco Toy Company, Middleton Doll Company, Effanbee Doll Company, Ideal Toy Company, M.O.'s Porcelain Collection, and Pfaltzgraff Collectible Dolls." email Vincent
Barbara Felts Original Dolls "I have been making modern reproduction porcelain dolls since 1986. Recently, I have begun sculpting original polymer clay and porcelain dolls. I have taken sculpting classes from Jack Johnston and June Goodnow. Both are very good artists and instructors. Be sure to visit their webpages from my links page. Below you will find pictures of my dolls. Please take a look and tell me what you think." email Barbara.
Mary Phillips Gonzales, Ralph Gonzales - BluFrogg - Since 1974 Blufrogg has produced classic original artist porcelain dolls. Totally original and handcrafted, the designs and molds have never been produced commercially, thus assuring collectors of their authenticity and exclusiveness. In addition, BluFrogg also teaches Sculpting and Mold Making, in both earth clay and polymer, via its new Distance Learning Program, a virtual classroom studion on the Internet. BluFrogg also has Books and Videos on doll making. See: The Dolls, The Classes, The Rumplefolk, The Gourds. Contact: email@example.com or 408 779 2719
June Goodnow "June Goodnow has been an Artist member of the National Institute of American Doll Artists, (NIADA) since 1976. She creates one-of-a-kind dolls in polymer clay and limited editions in resin." "June Goodnow's work is in private collections everywhere. One of her pieces, "Nez Perce Woman", is in the Louvre Museum , Paris, France. Other work is in collections in Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland, Germany and Lebanon." email June
One-of-a-kind Dolls by Kate Hiddleston "Kate Hiddleston was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and grew up in the bayou country of southern Louisiana. Kate was a successful sculptor of fine art bronzes for twenty years in the Seattle area before moving to Oregon in 1989 and beginning her career as an original doll artist. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and commissions and participates annually in major fine art shows." email Kate
Jack Johnston "Jack is the founder and currently serves as the president of the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild. "In only three years, Jack Johnston, professional marketer turned doll maker, rose from an unknown to one of the industries' brightest stars, astonishing doll artists and collectors worldwide with his nearly instantaneous success. His talent and artistic ability transcend every aspect of doll making. Jack also possesses the unique ability to pass on to others completely and successfully that which he has mastered."
Alan Jong "Bringing you the finest hand crafted Original Dolls. Each piece is unique and one-of-a kind. The work is hand sculpted from Polymer Clay then painted, costumed and wigged using the finest materials by Alan Jong. There are many hours of passionate work involved in the creation of each piece. Visit the Gallery to view and read about each piece, or commission your own one-of-a-kind. Also get some tips and methods for creating your own work, or read the brief biography of the Artist." Contact: Alan@clayicons.com or (702) 737-8507 in Los Vegas, NV.
Original Art Sculptures for Collectors by Judith Klawitter "Judith Klawitter is internationally recognized for her highly-detailed dressed sculptures. Her work is represented in numerous museum collections and has been displayed in many prestigious exhibits in the United States and Europe. Judith is acclaimed for her ability to capture even the smallest of details; incorporating historical materials as well as authentic antiques in her heirloom quality sculptures." Sculptures Classes email Judith
Pamela Mason, artist and designer of Petite Poupee miniature dolls. My passion for dolls started 17 years ago, and has evolved into a rewarding career. These tiny treasures have won 1st and 2nd prize at a New York doll show and featured in three major magazines as well as a local Atlanta news show and gift shops through out this country and abroad. all are "one of a kind" named and numbered a special addition to your fine collectables. See: About the Artist, Introduction, Enter the Collection, Miniature Dolls Webring Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 344-6950 in Lawrenceville, Georgia USA.
Karen Morley started sculpting one-of-a-kind artist dolls in October of 1990. Prior to that she had been an antique dealer (specializing in bisque dolls) and a freelance writer for Antique Week magazine. Karen's dolls have been featured in Dolls (the collector's mag) and Contemporary Doll Collector and in many show ads for International Doll Art, Fantastic Fantasies, Gallerie Enchantment and other gallery ads. Her dolls have appeared many times in the debut section of CDC and in the Gallery section. Several dolls have been featured in articles in Dolls and one of her fairies (Giggle-Fit) is on the cover of the Doll Source Book by Argie Margolis. Karen and her creations were also featured in an article in the Milwaukee Journal magazine. Gallery of Dolls Dollmaking Tips email Karen
Jill Nemirow-Nelson "My porcelain miniatures are under 6"...my "larger small dolls" from 7 to 12". These flights of fancy are either full-body porcelain or armatured and posable! My work is SURE to be treasured today and an heirloom tomorrow! Does my work look familiar to you? It's very possible that you've seen my dolls in the pages of DollMaking (I write the "Small Talk" column); Dolls the Collector; Doll Life; Dolls in Miniature, Contemporary Doll Collector, Doll Crafter, Doll World and many of your other favorite doll-magazines!" Micro Gallery Hot off the Presses!!!! email Jill
Debbie Olsen - Meet The Artist - My true Portrait Dolls are one-of-a-kind dolls of people like you and your family. I consider Portrait Dolls to be very special because they capture someone's likeness forever. I like to imagine that 2,000 years from now some archeologist will dig up one of my Miniature Dolls and put it on display in a museum. They are meant to become wonderful heirlooms to pass from generation to generation. See: Portrait Dolls and Celebrity Dolls, Customized Dolls, Character Dolls, Men Dolls, Dollhouse Dollsand Doll Kits, MiniatureAccessories. Contact: email@example.com
Born Yesterday Dolls - Myra Sherrod "My name is Myra Sherrod and I have more than 25 years' experience in professional dollmaking, working in several mediums. I am an artist member of The Academy of American Doll Artists, International Doll Makers Association, The National Polymer Clay Guild, United Federation of Doll Clubs, and The Original Doll Artists Council of America, of which membership is gained by invitation only, and solely through a rigorous jurying process. Direct-sculpting in polymer clay, I create original artist dolls. My particular specialty is portrait work, as the photos indicate. Each piece is custom-designed and entirely my work. In addition to the doll itself, I draft all patterns; make and style all wigs from human hair or natural fibers; and hand-make all shoes, costumes and accessories. All dolls are signed and dated." email Myra
Art Dolls by Rebecca Schumacher "I work in polymer and air dry clay and two-part epoxy resin. I hope to be creating limited editions in the next year out of Porcelite resin. I create for the love of creating, to let all of the wondrous creatures dancing around in my head come to fruition." Also visit Rebecca's Sculptures email :Rebecca
Pauli Driver Smith "My work has been shown all over the world in museums, galleries, shops, doll shows and well-loved private collections. I continue to teach and speak on dolls, give demonstrations, judge doll competitions and occasionally write and/or photograph dolls for various doll publications. In addition, I have written two record and inventory books for the doll maker and collector, with a third book for the teddy bear enthusiast due out in the fall of 1997." "I began experimenting with creating my own original dolls in 1986 ... At first, I worked in porcelain and grew skilled in sculpting in a water-based clay. However, I struggled with the restrictions of expression that the plaster mold making process required. In 1993, I took a class in working with Cernit. To this day, Cernit and Super Sculpy are my favorites for one-of-a-kind dolls. Resin, the medium I use for my limited editions, (5 or less) is virtually unbreakable. I love the idea that these dolls will last and that more people will be able to afford my dolls." email Pauli
Kelly Lynn Smith speaking about her porcelain dolls : "Hi! I'm Kelly and here are some of my original angels. Sculpting is a constant joy for me and I am in the continual process of learning and hopefully improving my technique! All of these dolls are sculpted in porcelain clay. Then a plaster mold is made from the sculpt. It is poured in porcelain slip which is cleaned, fired to porcelain at cone 6, china painted in steps, refired several times at cone 018 then assembled (Masterpiece or glass eyes set, a pate and wig attached, and arms, legs and head with shoulder plate joined to an armatured soft body.)" email Kelly Original Porcelain Dolls, Weekend Sculpting Seminars, One-of-a-kind Cernit Dolls, One-of-a-kind Miniature Dolls, Angels Unawares Webring
Debra Gavant Swan draws upon a lifetime in the arts. Her parents owned one of the first art galleries in the city of Atlanta, where she had her first one person show at the age of 10. Yearning to fulfill her childhood dream of exhibiting in New York City, she designed a line of sculptural handbags. Following several years of almost nonstop production, she discontinued the handbag line to again work on her art full time. This web site is a virtual gallery of Debra Gavant Swan’s unique and memorable mixed media figurative sculptures. See: Mixed Media Figurative Sculpture I, Sculpture II, Sculpture III. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Tonner. "Mr. Tonner is the president of the National Institute of American Doll Artists (NIADA) and is the recipient of over twenty doll industry award nominations. The dolls in this 1996 collection have received seven nominations. Tonner dolls have been featured in People Magazine, CNN, the Associated Press and other national media. Most of these dolls feature hand painted eyes and are either full body porcelain or full body vinyl. The clothing for each doll features specially selected fabrics and are carefully fashioned to enhance the beauty of the sculpt." Queen of Hearts Collectibles - Over 800 Photos of Dolls
Debra Ward "I created Daydreamers about seven years ago, after studying ceramic sculpture for over ten years. I was blessed with a wonderful Grandmother and another dear friend who were both in their eighties. I loved their strength, wisdom and humor, even through the indignities of old age. I wanted to show what I valued in them. The older dolls are made in honor of Grace and Margaret. Since then, Daydreamer Dolls have evolved into a celebration of the human, animal and angel spirits, all of which I find amazing and intriguing. I've been rewarded by the public's love and interest for these dolls. They do grow on you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy making them." email@example.com
"Gloria J. "Mimi" Winer "has been an original cloth doll artist since 1983. She has studied fine arts at the National Academy of Arts and Design, the School of Visual Arts, the New School/Parson's School of Design, and with Pe Ling Liang of NYU. She studied sculpture at Monmouth College. She has studied dollmaking with NIADA artists Lisa Lichtenfels, Bob McKinley, Martha Armstrong Hand, Mr. George Stuart, and many others. Gloria is a member of the Society of Craft Designers, The Original Doll Artists Council of America (ODACA), The National Cloth Dollmakers Association, the Global Doll Society, and is Past President of the National Doll and Toy Collector's Club of New York City (UFDC). Her business is a member of the Hobby Industries of Association. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy of American Doll Artists (AADA)." Dollmaker's Community College email Mimi
Doll Artists (New Section, Draft - But here for your reference).
A Classic Image
Artist Originals by Karen Blanford
Angels Unawares by Kelly Lynn Smith
Annie Bee Artworks
Barbara Felts Art Dolls
Born Yesterday Dolls--Myra Sherrod
Chomick & Meder - "Our design process starts with an attitude. We first determine the personality of the doll before sculpturing begins because their character strongly influences the choice of fabric, style of hair, the shoes they wear, and even their names."
Doll Art by Nellie Everink
Ethel Loh Strickarz
Jill's Micro Cosmos
Johnston Original Art Dolls
Karen Morley Fantasy Art
Kate Hiddleston Dolls
Linda J. Kays
Lotz Studio Wood Dolls
Moondance Art Dolls by Linda Hammonds
One of a kind Art Dolls by Rebecca Shumacher
Original Dolls and Authentic Automata by Karan A. Schneider
Paul Crees Collection