On this page you will find Images of my Art Teds & Dolls.
If you see something you like you can buy it here, or through Etsy, Ebay or Facebook or at one of my exhibitions in person.
You can have something made to order, just email me the details. Teds take about 2 weeks and G Love Dolls take a week.
WHAT IS AN ART DOLL?
'Art dolls are objects of art, rather than children's toys, created in a wide variety of styles and media, and may include both pre-manufactured parts or wholly original works.'
Art doll production demands a wide range of skills and technologies, including sculpting, painting, and costuming. They are often multimedia objects made from materials such as fabric, paperclay, polymer clay, wax, wood, porcelain, natural or synthetic hair, yarn, wool, and felt.
One of a kind (OOAK) art dolls may command prices in the thousands; publications featuring established and emerging doll artists, and artist groups, such as the National Institute of American Doll Artists, promote the art form. Art Doll Quarterly by Stampington & Company is one example of a print publication exclusively dedicated.
Please state the design and colour of your Ted. All kits are different.
Hand Painted and Embellished Original Art Works
Rainbow was specially made. You can order your own Unique Ted from £65 - £75.00
Wears a crown with Maraboo trimmed Gown.
Flower bouquet and head dress with veil and painted face.
TEDS WITH ATTITUDE
My Art Teds are a variation of Art Dolls (see below). They are all OOAK. They are Hand painted then named before being embellished with various items e.g flowers, tibetan silver charms, diamonte, glitter paint, etc. and dressed in garments consisting of mainly hand dyed or printed fabrics.
My first Doll was Blanche, a Day of the Dead Ted Bride.
Next came Princess Violet, Valentino, Smoke and Rainbow, one made especially for my 21 year old daughter. Art Teds are not suitable as toys as there are small parts.
G LOVE DOLLS
I had been asked for an alternative for children which is how the G Love Dolls came into existence. They are big button eyed glove dolls. These are also OOAK but you could find a similar doll in a different colour or theme. They come as they are or as superheros or celebrities or made to your own design.
Unsuitable for small children.
WHAT IS DAY OF THE DEAD?
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday, the origins of which date back hundreds of years to the indigenous Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday focuses on gatherings to honor family and friends who have died by building private altars called Ofrendas, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed. Originally the festival was in August but the modern festival takes place on 31 October, 1 & 2 November and ties in with All hallow tide: All Hallows' Eve, Hallowmas, and All Souls' Day - Halloween as we know it here in the UK.
Has studded cheeks and ears with long lace veil.
These are OOAK as you see here. State colour.
All dolls are 4" from head to toe (excluding hair!)
Has silk undergarment and gown trimmed with sequins.