Carved Wood Dolls by Floyd Bell

Name: Carved Wood Dolls by Floyd Bell – 1978 to the present About the Artist: Floyd Bell, a master carver and former woodshop instructor, delights in carving wooden dolls. A peg-jointed Victorian-style doll became his first doll in 1978 while attempting to illustrate to his students that something beautiful could be carved from wood. MadeContinue reading “Carved Wood Dolls by Floyd Bell”

Ella Fitzgerald

Name: Ella Fitzgerald  Made by and When: Floyd Bell, 1999 Material:  Carved from basswood and jetulong, cloth body, wire armature, wooden stand Height:  18 inches tall Hair/Eyes/Mouth:  Black hair carved from a block of jetulong wood/carved facial features with brown eyes, a smiling mouth and painted teeth Clothing:  White brocade suit with full-length skirt embellishedContinue reading “Ella Fitzgerald”

“Kor,” “Kizzy,” and “Libby”

Name: Kor, Kizzy, Libby (named by the owner) Made by and When: Kor January, 2002, 2015, and 2014, respectively Material: Maple, oak, and poplar woods; the girls have spring joints. Marks: Signed hang tag reads: K. Jan (Kor); WLBDA 15 (on leg, Kizzy); and KJ/14 (on head, Libby) Height: 10, 8, and 14 inches Face:Continue reading ““Kor,” “Kizzy,” and “Libby””