Dolls

Werdiga

Spider Tina

Spider Tina

Tasha, aka Werdiga, makes adorable (well, for some of us) dolls from polymer clay, faux fur, and fabric.

Little Dragon Merton of the Dog World, in progress

Little Dragon Merton of the Dog World, in progress

Look at that face! How can you not love a face like that.

Sleepy Kitten

Sleepy Kitten

Little Kitty

Little Kitty

She doesn’t just make spiders and monsters. There are also adorable kitties and other critters.

Spider Sinchyrinchium

Spider Sinchyrinchium

Sweet Couple

Sweet Couple

And spiders. Really cool spiders.

Check out her Etsy shop to take one home.

Doll Week, Day 1

I have a massive backlog in my Dolls folder, so this week, you are getting link dumps of dolls. All week. I won’t be expounding like I would in a regular feature–just pictures and links to stuff I like.

Enchanted Legacy LLC

Ambrosia

Ambrosia

Magena

Magena

Khalida

Michele Lynch

Emily

Emily

Darcy

Darcy

Katianna

Katianna

Amano Katan (1953-1990)

One of the founding fathers of the creepy doll movement.

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Mewiefish

xb12

xb12

Radegoutant

Radegoutant

Idoll stock

Idoll stock

White Pollen

White Pollen

Надежда Жубрева (Akh)

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under the canopy of a softbark tree

Marmite Sue

Jewel (Amethyst)

Jewel (Amethyst)

Marmite Sue is the nom-de-poupée of Eli Effenberger-Satoh.

Venus

Venus

Rose dentelle

Rose dentelle

The Israeli-born artist originally began in fashion. She attended the prestigious Hogeschool Antwerpen, and was a finalist in the 2005 ITS. In what seemed an overnight change to others in the field, Eli left. While she loved fashion, she knew there would be a great deal of time spent meeting and greeting the public. Fearing she would have trouble with the social aspect of the business, she looked for something that suited both her talent and personality.

Effeberger's doll suit from ITS 2005.

Effeberger’s doll suit from ITS 2005.

For my ITS#FOUR collection I created a doll suit that could be worn by a human though remaining a doll in its own right, without the actual need for a body to be beautiful. By doing this I felt extremely free. A doll was a free stand alone canvas for me…

Red Jenny

Red Jenny

Red Jenny

Red Jenny

It was the tension between clothing and body, the silhouette and line that made the final look beautiful. And that was extremely interesting to me….A certain type of beauty could be suggested at times not just by correcting the human silhouette but by exaggerating it and distorting it.

Noi face with carousel body

Noi face with carousel body

Teacup Rocaille

Teacup Rocaille

Arkenstone

Arkenstone

The fantastical lace, filligree, and other sculptural elements are so potent , they can distract from the perfect, delicate detail of the face, hands, and feet.

Hands

Hands

Faberge Feet

Faberge Feet

Now based in Tokyo, Heffenberger-Satoh is constantly evolving, creating new body types. They receive apt names, like AngelEgg, Rocaille, Dentelle, and Carousel.

Cameo, an AngelEgg doll

Cameo, an AngelEgg doll

Cameo close up

Cameo close up

Merry Go-Round, a Carousel doll

Merry Go-Round, a Carousel doll

New Dentelle doll

New Dentelle doll

The Fabergé style is named after Peter Carl Fabergé, an artist she greatly admires.  Charlotte is a larger work, with a carousel and music box embedded in her torso.

Charlotte

Charlotte

 

She works mostly in porcelain, and she and her father have recently developed Moonglass, a shatter-resistant porcelain with a gorgeous, translucent finish.
Moonglass

Moonglass

I was hoping for something that would be as nice and as long lasting as porcelain, but to my incredible delight, we could actually come up with a material that is entirely beautiful in it`s own right.

Little Rose

Little Rose

Coco

Coco

Fie

Fie

Primavera/Spring Unicorn

Primavera/Spring Unicorn

You can find Marmite Sue at her website, Tumblr, facebook, and Flickr account.

Eli and Rose

Eli and Rose

Custom Charyon

Custom Charyon

You may have seen the work of Steintr011, aka Bezhevenkiy Kozlik. She makes adorable, amazing characters from polyclay, fabric, and faux fur.

Custom owl

Custom owl

I wanted to know more, so she graciously answered some questions for me via email.

Momojok 1

Momojok 1

Bezhevenkiy has been making dolls for three years, inspired by the work of other doll makers.

Hyena Doll Commission

Hyena Doll Commission

“My dolls made of Super Sculpey, faux fur and painted with acrylic paint (Pebeo firm is my favorite). I also use moveable plastic armatures and resin.”

Zombie Beast

Zombie Beast

Set

Set

“All of my dolls started with at least one sketch. After that I start sculpting – my favorite part, I must say. Then I paint clay parts and attach them to sewed body.”

Dragon Cub

Dragon Cub

I asked her if there was a doll that was particularly special to her.

Beast Buzz

Beast Buzz

“Definitely Beast Buzz is a special one to me. He was my first DD on deviantart and he is the only doll that I do not sell or gift.”

Dacke

Dacke

“My dream is only to have my dolls make people smile and make them a little happier. And it does not depend on whether you buy them or just look at them in my gallery, if there are people who like my art, I’m super happy.”

Kozlik’s work can be found on her DeviantArt page and her Tumblr.  There’s also an Etsy shop, but it’s empty, as I imagine everything is snapped up instantly.

They certainly add happiness to my day.

Foo-Owl-Dragon Skolg

Foo-Owl-Dragon Skolg

 

Kelly Chehardy

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Kelly Chehardy creates gorgeous fantasy dolls under the moniker Majestic Thorns.

Ondine

Ondine

She uses Cernit (my personal favorite) or FIMO Puppen for her dolls. They are painted with acrylics, and given a gloss coat.

Kaori

Kaori

Faces are haunting an melancholy.

Datura

Datura

Sculpted details add elements of the fantastic.

Lady in White

Lady in White

Costumes are elaborate and expressive.

Aurelia

Aurelia

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You can find Majestic Thorns on facebook or her website, and you can buy her dolls, as well as costume pieces, at her Etsy shop.

Persephone

Persephone