Eliza by Ulrike Hutt

Name: Eliza Made by and When: Ulrike Hutt for Gotz for United Federation of Doll Clubs Material: Vinyl Marks: Artist’s incised mark that looks like a U above an H (on the back); #397/500/2002 (handwritten on the lower back); the dress is tagged Gotz. Height: 10 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Sculpted brown cornrows, brown paintedContinue reading “Eliza by Ulrike Hutt”

Baby Georgia and Dreamkid Bear

Name: Baby Georgia and Dreamkid Bear Made by and When: Heidi Otti, 2000 Material: Vinyl head, arms, and legs; stuffed, pellet-weighted brown knit body. Marks: (Head) Signed and handwritten by the artist, Heidi Ott 2000 76/250 Incised in the head below the artist’s signature is Heidi Ott® Height: (Georgia) 29 inches; (Dreamkid Bear) 11 inchesContinue reading “Baby Georgia and Dreamkid Bear”

Unknown OOAK Girl by Robert Zacher

Name: Unknown OOAK Girl by Robert Zacher Made by and When: Robert Zacher, ca. 1990s Material: Stiffened and painted cloth with teddy-bear-jointed arms and legs Marks: ROBERT ZACHER (written across the stomach) Height: 14 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Yarn braids accented with red and yellow ribbons frame the face. The back of the hair is sculpted from overlapped flat discs ofContinue reading “Unknown OOAK Girl by Robert Zacher”

Carolyn

Name: Carolyn Made by and When: Carolynne White, 1998 Material: Paper clay (head and shoulder plate), cloth body, arms, and legs with wired armature in the arms; pulpboard and wire for the doll stand Marks: Carolyn/©1994/1998/Caron Enterprises Height: 37 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Synthetic handmade wig has multiple braids/brown painted eyes/closed mouth Clothes/Accessories: Wears multicolored short-sleeve dressContinue reading “Carolyn”

Cernit Dolls by Sarah Niemela

Name: Dolls by Sarah Niemela (Aisha, a doll with a doll, and Tinashe*) Made by and When: Sarah Niemela, 2001 Material: Cernit (a modeling clay) Marks: Hand-signed by the artist with the year made on a signature strip attached to their waist in the back Height: 8 inches (unjointed) Hair, Eyes, Mouth: The artist usedContinue reading “Cernit Dolls by Sarah Niemela”

She Wears it Well

Name: She Wears It Well Made by and When: Frantz Brent-Harris of Sona Dolls, 2017 Material: Resin and silk with a steel base Height: 3 feet Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Natural texture fibers create an upward Afro/brown painted eyes with applied eyelashes/closed mouth with luscious red-painted lips Clothes: Elaborate headdress of a red slave ship with red chainsContinue reading “She Wears it Well”

Hallelujah Sisters Esta, Vesta, and Rose

Name: Hallelujah Sisters Esta, Vesta, and Rose Made by and When: Wyatt Hicks, 2015 Material: Sculpey, cloth, and wire Height: 6 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: No hair/faceless Clothes: Yellow knit dresses and floppy hats Other: Posable praise dancers, inspired by an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance, completely hand made in a limited edition; clothing and hatContinue reading “Hallelujah Sisters Esta, Vesta, and Rose”

Walnut Baby

Name: Walnut Baby Made by and When: Floyd Bell/2000 Material: Walnut wood with spring joints Marks: ©Floyd Bell (other indiscernible markings)/2000 Height: 12 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black painted carved dots in the head represent curls/brown painted eyes/smiling mouth Clothes: White gown with light blue ribbon at the neck with lace trim at the neck and hem,Continue reading “Walnut Baby”