This is a still shot from the video: Black Dolls a Journey Through Time exhibit that was held in September 2018.
Name: One-of-a-kind Maya Angelou Made by and When: Debbie Behan Garrett, 2014 (revised in 2015) Material: Vinyl with mask face made of T-shirt transfer molded over polymer clay Marks: ©BIG BEAUTIFUL / DOLLS INC. 2000 (on the head); BIG / BEAUTIFUL / DOLLS / INC./ ©2001 (on the back) Height: 12 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rootedContinue reading “One-of-a-Kind Maya Angelou”
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”
In July 2019, doll enthusiast, Deborah Butler Johnson, conducted a comprehensive live presentation on Black artist dolls at the 2019 United Federation of Doll Clubs Convention. The live presentation was recorded. It was so well received that the video was aired during the 2020 Virtual UFDC convention held in July 2020. Click or tap theContinue reading “Black Artist Dolls Video Presentation”
Name: OOAK Polymer Clay Mini Baby with Doll Made by and When: Teresa Churcher, 2010 Material: Polymer clay head, arms, and legs; white cloth body; doll baby is made of polymer clay Marks: None Height: 7 inches and 3 inches Hair/Eyes: Glued-on synthetic black hair, black inset eyes; doll baby has molded-on polymer clay bonnet,Continue reading “Mini Baby with Doll”
Name: Rashahn Made by and When: Lorna Miller (Toridan), 1994 or 1996 Material: Resin head, arms, and legs; cloth body Marks: ©L/M (the L is above the M), Rashahn, Toridan; signed “Lorna Miller 9/21/94”; the 4 looks like a 6, year made might have been 1996. Height: 18 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Hand-applied human hair, painted eyes,Continue reading “Rashahn by Lorna Miller”
Name: Cally Sue and Doll Made by and When: Once Upon a Time by Terry Stone, 1994 Material: Head, shoulder plate, hands, and wrists are polymer clay the body is white leather; the arms, legs, and feet are cloth; her doll is cloth with painted facial features. Marks: Unmarked Height: 25 inches and 8 inchesContinue reading “Cally Sue and Doll”