Company name: Joyce Originals
Location: San Diego, CA. USA
Birthate: Jan. 21 '46
Family: Husband of 34 years. Daughter Kim '65 who has been working with me since 1979., Son's Kevin '70 and Chris '72.
Media used: Polymer Clays, cloth, and many others.
Lenghth of time: 30 years designing. 19 years selling
Awards: I won first place and $5000 for a group of designs for Glitter Box. They made a commercial out of the contest. I competed with 375 contestants. My daughter won 2nd place.
Comments on dollmaking: I started making dolls to bring smiles to my childrens faces. My daughter was very shy and the first doll I made for her was a puppet. This was a breakthrough for her. I than was invited to a Octoberfest and there I sold several kinds of puppets. I was discovered by the man who than sold Colleco and Mayfair toys. He offered me $10,000 for my design of a rabbit. I refused and he invited me to sell at the Pasadena Toy Show the following Nov. Since than I have made just about everything. But my passion is the clay. I can do things with it I could never do with any other medium. I am enjoying being a part of the list for I don't get out much and it has opened my eyes to some of the most beautiful dolls I have ever seen. I think of designing as an adventure to a place of beauty -- within and without. I wish you all fulfillment on your journey.
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