One-of-a-Kind Art Dolls

All of my dolls are one-of-a-kind, hand sculpted original creations.
After designing the piece in my head and on sketch paper, I start by creating a wire armature (skeleton) over which I apply the clay. Many hours and lots of referring back to anatomy books later, the piece is slow fired in an oven. Hours, days, or even weeks of additional drying follow. The doll is then painted using diluted oils. Burnishing smoothes the clay for details. I make all the wigs and clothing myself, and make or gather the additional accessories needed to tell the story. These dolls are meant to show a moment in time, and hopefully touch something deep inside you or trigger a memory.

I am honored that my pieces have been purchased by collectors from as far away as Australia. Forced to give up sculpting due to a clay allergy, there will be no more of these.

Here are but a few of my favorites. Hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

All of these pieces have been featured in national magazines and/or books.

Discoveries...Playing Dress Up

This little fairy can't believe her luck in finding a treasure trove in a button box filled with things she can use to dress up.


Barefoot Contessa

This delicate creature loves to walk gently through the grass, without shoes, to feel the cool textures between her toes.


Discoveries - Perfect Fit

This little fairy is having a wonderful time trying on the tiny clothes she found in a child's long abandoned toy box.


The Decorator

When you're a colorful little fairy, you can have a fun time decorating a broken branch with found objects like old spools of thread, ribbons and safety pins.


Class Reunion - Sweet Revenge

When I was a kid, I had a cousin who had a weight problem and was often teased. Later, she grew into a beautiful slim adult. Needless to say, she had a great time at her high school class reunion


Over the Hill - and off the pill!

The morning after her 40th birthday party, this mom-to-be-again laments that she will probably never be a movie star or write the great American novel. This doll was a finalist in an art doll competition in Dolls the Collector's magazine



Like the dancing rays of sunshine on rainsplashed flowers, Sunshine is doing a happy dance.


Rain, Rain

Rain, rain go away. The elves are having dressup day. This little elf is unhappy, as she catches crystal raindrops that threaten to ruin her dress-up day parade.


Mary, Mary

"Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?" This piece depicts the merging of gardener and flowers, for those who feel one with their garden. With roots for feet and leaves for hands, Mary is holding a wiggiling caterpillar complete with shoes and socks.