Each of my dolls is one of a kind, and is completely designed and carefully crafted by myself. The dolls are made from cloth, and firmly stuffed. I paint the heads using traditional brush techniques. The heads are round, but the faces are flat, with the trompe l’oeil illusion of facial features created entirely with paint. Clothing is made from antique or vintage fabrics and trims.
I am inspired, awed, and ultimately set free by the huge history of oil painting, and by the American folk portraits.
I am also inspired by great doll makers of the past. You may see the influence of Izannah Walker, Kathe Kruse, the Columbian Doll and the Alabama Baby in my work.
Tiny All-Cloth Dolls-- Just 5 1/2 inches tall! All hand painted one of a kind, they are jointed at shoulders and hips. Clothing is removable. Please email for prices and availability. They are the same size as clothes pin dolls, shown blow.
Clothes Pin Dolls-- Made from the old fashioned wooden clothes pin. Heads are cloth with hand painted faces. Close up photos of faces are about 500 times actual size. Arms are wired so elbows bend and hold a position. They can be strung to hang on a Christmas tree-- at your request. Price is $175 each plus shipping.