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”

Sister and Brother by Patti Hale

Photographs courtesy of Anita M. Ormsby Name: Sister and Brother by Patti Hale Made by and When: Patti Hale, 1985 Material: Wood, stuffed doe suede bodies Marks: The girl’s neck is marked: Patti Hale/NIADA/85. The boy’s neck is also marked Patti Hale/NIADA. The year below NIADA on the boy’s neck is difficult to read; itContinue reading “Sister and Brother by Patti Hale”

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”

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”