Company Name - Born Yesterday Art Dolls
Location: St. Peters, MO
Birthday - 4/19/40
Family Info - married; two daughters, one stepdaughter; two grandchildren; two cats
Media used - polymer clay, primarily Puppen Fimo; paperclay; resin
Type/Style of Dolls - one-of-a-kind and very limited-edition portrait and character pieces.
Above is an example of a portrait: the "real" Valerie and her "doll".
Length of time in dollmaking - Twenty-five plus years as an avocation; last eight as full-time profession.
Professional credits - artist member of Original Doll Artists Council of America; Academy of American Doll Artists; International Dollmakers Association; National Polymer Clay Guild; United Federation of Doll Clubs. Work has been featured in major doll magazines, most recently in the April, '98 issue of Contemporary Doll Collector magazine. Sherrod's dolls can be found in private collections like those of the former Belgian ambassador to the U.S.; and in public exhibits such as the Sedbury Galleries (the Enchanted Mansion), Baton Rouge, La. Her work has also been featured in local newspapers and television programs.
Dollmaking comments - I consider myself to be extremely fortunate to have been able to transform my dollmaking hobby into a fulltime career. How many people can say, as I do, that they truly love their work? Even if I was certain that I would never, ever be able to sell any of the dolls I created, I'd still be creating dolls. It's just something I'm compelled to do. My aim with each doll iis to capture the look - and reflect the personality - of a real person....but also to make each doll I create better than the last.
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