became a "doll person" as a young child. I started making
my own play
dolls because my mother kept the special Christmas dolls on a shelf..
To be looked at all year and only touched when the next year's doll
I believe dolls should be
loved and touchable. They should give a
feeling of warmth which is why I prefer to work in cloth. My dolls
were inspired by
the "Lenci" cloth dolls created by Signora Elena di Scavinin
1920's. These dolls appeal to me because they look like real children
and were exquisitely dressed.
I begin the construction of each
doll with a sculpture of the face
in clay. After the head is made, the body is put together with a
wood armature "skeleton" to insure realism in posing.
Knit fabric and
cotton batting cover the armature . Parts of the body are soft sculpted.
Each doll is one of a kind. I can make a "similar" doll
but no two are alike
I desire that collectors of my dolls appreciate the differing ethnic
Most are dolls of "color" but we are all children of one
is unique and special..all different races and colors.
May your "Just like me"
doll bring you feeling of love, warmth