I have been making dolls for over 20 years. I specialize in sculpted paperclay dolls (up to 20 inches tall), do all the dress tailoring and make every tiny detail. Each doll is created from unique design, and is usually a one-of-a-kind creation.
I design and make the outfits for all my dolls. As a child, I wanted to become a fashion designer and later I studied the history of Russian theater costume, so I especially love to work on the details of the costumes for my dolls. I collect any beautiful piece of fabric I see, even if I don’t know what to do with it at the moment. As a result, my home is filled with materials for costuming :)
I am member of the National Institute of American Doll Artists (NIADA) and two major Russian professional associations for doll artists: Russian Federation of Artists and Ural Association of Doll Artists.
See below for some examples of her work.
"Calm Water". Insomnia —
58 cm (23 inches). Paperclay, textile, acrylic, paper. No pre-fabricated parts, it’s completely handmade work. Edition of 1.