I have been a doll maker since I was sixteen years old, starting with an original design that I hand-embroidered and gave as a gift to my mother. Over the years I have enjoyed learning different techniques, and continue to make a variety of dolls. If you see a style you like, I am able to do commissions.
These dolls are mixed-media standing dolls, made with a combination of textiles, armature, hand-sculpted paper clay and paint.
Once upon a time my mother inherited some boudoir dolls from my Great-Aunt Irene, and they came to live in my bedroom. They were very tall dolls, meant to adorn a lady's bedroom, and unintentionally a little bit spooky with their staring eyes. Here is my take on the boudoir doll, decidedly more whimsical!
Frida Kahlo and Day of the Dead Catrina Collection
Endlessly inspired by Frida Kahlo and Mexican folk art, these are some of my most popular dolls.
Cloth and Clay Doll Collection
Delightfully whimsical, I create these mixed media dolls with fabric, paper clay, and paint. Some of them include a shadow box to help tell their story. The dolls themselves range in size from 10 to 18 inches.
Cloth dolls with hand-painted faces, evoking folk art from around the world.