Frequently asked questions
What Materials do you use?
My dolls are hand sculpted of a air dry clay. I use several brands of clay to acheive different looks and techniques. I paint primarily with acrylics and pastels. Each doll is varnished and embellished with a variety of trims, hair, flowers, jewels, etc. The same for the new line of assemblage style shadow boxes.
Do you take commissions?
At this time I am not accepting commissions.
How long does it take you to make a doll?
The long answer is over 40 years. My journey to the point where I am right now has been a long one. I am completley self taught and have spent many years working on my style -- and it continues to evolve.
Will you reproduce a doll/box if I missed out on the one I wanted?
While it makes me sad that you may have not been able to purchase a piece that you liked, I do not reproduce dolls or boxes. I work very intuitively and each of my pieces tells me what it wants to be. The thought of making the same item over and over again makes me a little shaky. I hope that you will find that perfect piece for you at some point and give it a forever home.
Do you take payment plans?
I will be happy to work out a payment plan with you if you see a piece you like but need to spread your payments out.
You've started painting.... Why?
Short Answer: I badly sprained my left wrist and have not been able to sculpt.
When will you start sculpting again?
I don't know. After nearly four months in a splint, my wrist is slowly healing. I will probably try some sculpting in January 2019, but right now I am taking things very slowly. We will see what happens...