Tasha, aka Werdiga, makes adorable (well, for some of us) dolls from polymer clay, faux fur, and fabric.
Look at that face! How can you not love a face like that.
She doesn’t just make spiders and monsters. There are also adorable kitties and other critters.
And spiders. Really cool spiders.
Check out her Etsy shop to take one home.
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.
One of the founding fathers of the creepy doll movement.
Marmite Sue is the nom-de-poupée of Eli Effenberger-Satoh.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Now based in Tokyo, Heffenberger-Satoh is constantly evolving, creating new body types. They receive apt names, like AngelEgg, Rocaille, Dentelle, and Carousel.
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.
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.
You may have seen the work of Steintr011, aka Bezhevenkiy Kozlik. She makes adorable, amazing characters from polyclay, fabric, and faux fur.
I wanted to know more, so she graciously answered some questions for me via email.
Bezhevenkiy has been making dolls for three years, inspired by the work of other doll makers.
“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.”
“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.”
I asked her if there was a doll that was particularly special to her.
“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.”
“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.”
They certainly add happiness to my day.
Kelly Chehardy creates gorgeous fantasy dolls under the moniker Majestic Thorns.
She uses Cernit (my personal favorite) or FIMO Puppen for her dolls. They are painted with acrylics, and given a gloss coat.
Faces are haunting an melancholy.
Sculpted details add elements of the fantastic.
Costumes are elaborate and expressive.