Making dolls

Making dolls

Post by Cea Do » Tue, 15 Aug 1995 04:00:00



While there is current discussion regarding the type
of posts to this group, I'd be interested to know who
out there is also interested or involved in making
dolls.  I know this group is called rec.COLLECTING.dolls
so perhaps we would need to create a new group if the
need is justified.

Also I would be interested to know if anyone has info
on any mailing lists that deal with doll-making issues.

Thanks,
Cea Dorn

 
 
 

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Post by Sherry Bail » Thu, 24 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Hi!  I just found this group and am disappointed that art dolls are not being
discussed -- although I guess everybody has Barbies from their childhood they
want to be worth Big Bucks now...

I just took the Jack Johnston dollmaking workship and am now prepared to go
out and make my own $3000 and up art dolls from Cernit!!! ;^)

Costuming and accessories will be as big a challenge as the actual dolls!  

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by vincent and valerie surb » Sat, 26 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Sherry:  My MIL makes porcelain dolls.  There is a doll show in Vancouver
in March of 96.  

Are you doing these types of dolls?

Val

 
 
 

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Post by INST36 » Mon, 28 Aug 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
>Sherry:  My MIL makes porcelain dolls.  There is a doll show in Vancouver
>in March of 96.  

>Are you doing these types of dolls?

>Val

FINALLY !! Someone mentions the word porcelain in connection
with doll ... I was beginning to despair, feeling as though I
was wading knee deep through an undulating wave of Barbies...
My sister also makes porcelain dolls and collects (she likes
the "moderns" not the reproductions of the french Jumeaus (sp?))
and from her I have come to understand why she'll pay a $150
for a doll instead of scarffing one up at a bargain price of
$49.99 on the Home Shopping Channel or at the Cracker Barrell
General Store (which is not really a slam on the Cracker Barrell
merchandise because the $49.99 porcelain doll from them is
actually very well done and dressed very well - what I would use
to get my child's doll collection started off with...) Anyway
Anne has relies on doll shows, the magazines Doll Crafter and
Contemporary Doll for her inspiration and leads and sources.
We are new to internetting as my sister just got an account
from the university (she's taking some early childhood classes)
so we decided to check it out and I am trying to find more
places that talk about porcelain dolls ... but its a slow
process as we are learning the tools we need to use on the
net as we go along...
 
 
 

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Post by zoeyhe.. » Mon, 28 Aug 1995 04:00:00


What kind does she make?  Reproduction from molds? or originals?

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Post by Carlota M. Ber » Wed, 30 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hi!  I just found this group and am disappointed that art dolls are not being
>discussed -- although I guess everybody has Barbies from their childhood they
>want to be worth Big Bucks now...

By all means, discuss them, Sherry!  The only way threads here get
started is if SOMEONE starts them!  Don't be disappointed... post!

-Carlota

 
 
 

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Post by Jackie Maph » Wed, 30 Aug 1995 04:00:00



Quote:

>Subject: Re: Making dolls
>Date: Tue, 29 Aug 1995 12:43:41 GMT

>>Hi!  I just found this group and am disappointed that art dolls are not being
>>discussed -- although I guess everybody has Barbies from their childhood they
>>want to be worth Big Bucks now...
>By all means, discuss them, Sherry!  The only way threads here get
>started is if SOMEONE starts them!  Don't be disappointed... post!
>-Carlota

I want to discuss them.  What do you have??

Jackie Maphis

 
 
 

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Post by Sherry Bail » Thu, 31 Aug 1995 04:00:00


OK, I'll try to get a discussion started! (Stop sending me e-mail,
everybody!!! I want to hear about YOUR interests not write about mine!!!)

I have taken one dollmaking workshop from Jack Johnston. Jack is a great guy
who's dolls sell from $3000 to $25,000 each so you tend to take notice! He has
a book out on The Art of Making and Marketing Art Dolls (or something like
that). So working with him I (mostly) made an 18 inch old lady doll with long
grey mohair wig and moccasins, from Cernit with a stuffed cloth body. (I'm
figuring out the costuming now.) I'm working on my second doll now but I have
a lot of need for practice. Fortunately you can work Cernit over and over
until you get it right before you bake it! The stuff picks up dirt from your
hands, so it might not result in a doll you would want to sell, but until I
get sculpting original heads down, that's ok with me! Hands are hard too -- I
finally seem to have the general idea, but they seem to belong to old people
all the time! I'm trying to get graceful ladylike hands!

I have always loved art dolls (and am NOT interested in toy dolls or children
dolls) but I don't collect them (yet!) Now that I know about NADA and other
professional dollcrafter organizations, though, and hope to get good enough
to join them, I will be on the lookout for wonderful dolls I can afford!
(Which is largely a contradiction in terms!)

My favorite magazine is Contemporary Doll Collector. It's the only one that
features a lot of the kind of dolls I like.  My favorite doll artists are Crees
and Coe, Robert MacInley, and Jack Johnston, maybe Susanna Oroyan (who also
has an excellent dollmaking book out), and a couple others I'm not thinking
about right now. I am especially fond of *** fantasy, fictional, and film
characters! (three "f's"!)

What about YOU!?

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by INST36 » Thu, 31 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>>>Hi!  I just found this group and am disappointed that art dolls are not being

What preceisely is an 'art doll' ? A one of a kind doll? Hand made
porcelain doll from a commercial mold? What qualifies (why do I
feel like the definition is going to be any doll that has appeared
in Contemporary Doll magazine?)
 
 
 

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Post by Jackie Maph » Fri, 01 Sep 1995 04:00:00


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There are many different interpretations of the term "Artist Dolls"
Home shopping club seems to think that if it has a NAME on it , it's an artist
doll. I will give you my interpretation:

An Artist Doll is a doll that has been TOTALLY made by the Artist, be it
fabric, wood, porcelain, cernit, etc. It is not a doll made fromn a commercial
mold, or Taiwan, or any other mass producer of dolls.  Some people say that
the artist must also make the clothing, I think that is a little too strict an
interpretation. Best way to figure it out is reading. It is not  just ANYTHING
that appears in CDM. They try to present all different kinds of doll making
and i think they do a decent job.  Albeit they do repeat some artists a little
too much.

 >>>>Hi!  I just found this group and am disappointed that art dolls are
not being>>

Quote:
>What preceisely is an 'art doll' ? A one of a kind doll? Hand made
>porcelain doll from a commercial mold? What qualifies (why do I
>feel like the definition is going to be any doll that has appeared
>in Contemporary Doll magazine?)