Email address: email@example.com
Company name: Rainbow Dolls ( may soon be changing to Sylvia Wright's Original Art Dolls
Location: Hendersonville, TN, USA
Family information: I am married with adult children and one Schnauzer.
Media used: I work Primarily porcelain, also water based clays and polymers.
Type/Style of dolls: My style is primarily contemporary and reflects all types of people, hence Rainbow Dolls.
Length of time in dollmaking: I have been making dolls since 1990. I started with reproduction dolls and by 1991 was interested in sculpting my own. I took a class with Magge Head Kane, one of the original founders of NIADA. There I learned the basics of sculpting and mold making. Most of my dolls have been sold privately through word of mouth. I hope to get more public exposure in 1998.
Professional Credits: I am a member of the American Academy of Doll Artists, The Rebel's Doll Club of Tennessee and the UFDC - United Federation of Doll Clubs.
Awards: There was a time, in the beginning, when I actively participated in competitions, and I won at least a half dozen blue ribbons. I have not been in competition for the last three years and probably will not be in any in the future.
Comments on dollmaking: Because my work is steadily evolving, it defies categorizing other than mostly contemporary. I have deliberately modified my exposure, because for me the skills and the practice are essential. Too much "business" could get in the way of my art. One year I did IDEX and the orders isolated me for a solid year. My art is realistic in its depiction. One of these days I may try my hand at fantasy or caricature. I find that as I have "mastered" various skills and techniques that my creativity is surfacing more and more. My goal is to have this creativity, one day, make a bold and unerasable statement to the doll world.... God willing.
Chelsea, 18" porcelain head, arms and legs on a cloth body over wire armature, glass eyes, handmade wig, shoes and clothing. Ltd Edition of 20
Ebony, 26" all porcelain body jointed at shoulders and hips, glass eyes, handmade human hair wig, handmade shoes and clothing. Ltd Edition of 15
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