Joffee Diva Anita Gold

Name: Anita Gold Made by and When: Joy Griffis of Joffee Diva Dolls, 2020 Material: Polymer clay face and hands, stuffed cloth body Marks: None Height: 10 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Synthetic dark brown hair with auburn highlights, painted brown eyes, closed mouth with painted red lips Clothes: Sewn-on burgundy and pink catsuit is embellishedContinue reading “Joffee Diva Anita Gold”

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”

Nalah and Rudy by Lorna Miller (Sands)

Name: Nalah and Rudy Made by and When: Lorna Miller (Sands), early-to-mid 1990s Material: Super Sculpey or mixed media reinforced with steel and cloth for Nalah’s rag doll Marks: The taller doll is clearly marked Nalah Toridan with a trademark on the back of the neck. The smaller doll is marked on the back ofContinue reading “Nalah and Rudy by Lorna Miller (Sands)”

Roberta, a Soft-Sculpture Art Doll

Photographs courtesy of Cat Runnels Name: Roberta from The Big Girls Valentine’s Day Shelf Sitters Series Made by and When: Patricia Coleman-Cobb, 2012 Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black yarn locs/closed eyes/parted lips with teeth Material: Clay (face) fabric (body), and yarn (hair) Marks: Signed by the artist Height: 13 inches from head to hips with legs that hangContinue reading “Roberta, a Soft-Sculpture Art Doll”

Hitty

Name: Hitty Made by and When: Gloria Y. Rone (Massa’s Servants Collectibles), 2016 Material: Polymer clay Marks: GYR/2016 (on back) Height: 6-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair in an 1800s hairstyle with two rows of curls across the back of head and two spit curls on the forehead/painted brown eyes/closed mouth Clothes: Peach/white/brown plaid dressContinue reading “Hitty”

Mini Baby with Doll

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”

Rashahn by Lorna Miller

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”