få mestinon på recept cialis super active salu generisk slimex biverkningar plaquenil tabletter och sol zofran gel och tabletter samtidigt bara dostinex bara furosemide avalide på recept pris ginseng gel och tabletter samtidigt köpa generisk chloromycetin online behövs recept för paxil i spanien få voltaren på recept lagligt att beställa accutane på nätet billig levitra i danmark pris på combivent på apoteket kytril gel och tabletter hur få recept på levitra soft billig acivir pills bild fungerar generisk female cialis köpa generisk confido online beställa evista för kvinnor köp generisk triamterene försäljning av estrace viagra super active alternative billig köpande silagra beställa emsam england lopid plåster pris pris på glucophage apoteket behövs recept för colchicine sändnings medrol pris på dramamine på apoteket beställa abana på faktura effexor xr oral lösning pris retino-a utan recept recept för colospa pris på lamictal i danmark pris på liponexol på apotek orlistat 25 mg filmdragerade tabletter depakote online snabb leverans elimite för kvinnor pris billig rumalaya forte ab 2013 snabb leverans cardizem lugnande tabletter kemadrin azulfidine 25 mg filmdragerade tabletter bystolic kapslar pris toradol dosering hund billig adalat i danmark etodolac online snabb leverans biverkningar renagel tabletter billig finast snabb leverans pris på roxithromycin med recept toprol xl leverans vart kan man beställa prograf ginette-35 dosering vuxna chloromycetin billig kaufen paypal digoxin online snabb leverans orlistat dosering flashback tabletter liknande danazol lägsta pris på allopurinol pris på trileptal vad kostar zyrtec med recept billig paxil bild cabgolin tabletter och sol pris på dostinex 100mg luvox hund dosering billig septilin snabb leverans glucovance snabb leverans sverige billig metformin i danmark avapro leverans behövs recept för rumalaya forte danazol tabletter farligt billig avapro i danmark pris på kemadrin tyskland erexor 25 mg filmdragerade tabletter chloramphenicol billig als viagra billig dilantin flashback brand cialis hund dosering beställning av tofranil ny pris på imitrex är det olagligt att beställa pristiq billig lozol danmark zenegra snabb leverans cipro på recept pris vart kan man beställa kamagra polo skillnad mellan generisk cyklokapron vad kostar premarin med recept pris på sildalis tyskland maxalt dosering hund beställa moduretic online generisk liponexol på apoteket inderal på recept calan angst dosering erexor shop billig lägre pris på avana orlistat sverige snabb leverans snabb leverans av alesse behövs recept för doxazosin i spanien levitra extra dosage shop billig pris clindamycin köpande lanoxin köpa generisk allegra i sverige fungerar generisk baclofen svårt att få recept på rosuvastatin sänkt pris micronase beställa cialis soft på nätet carbozyne kostnad vasodilan säker+beställning hur får man levitra professional på recept få antabuse på recept kamagra soft generika billig kaufen måste man ha recept på vantin benzac ganz billig kytril online snabb leverans vad är mycelex-g tabletter levitra tabletter pris claritin angst dosering generisk lipitor flashback var köper man billig lexapro försäljning av rumalaya forte lugnande tabletter proventil avapro generika billig få recept på dulcolax proventil salu beställa sinemet för kvinnor beställning tamoxifen köp billig probalan pris på cialis sublingual apoteket generisk proventil flashback synthroid billig kaufen paypal lagligt att beställa pletal på nätet npxl på apoteket pris pris på propecia apoteket lagligt beställa viagra sublingual billig zestoretic biz er naltrexone på recept super bentyl billig hur får man nizoral på recept beställa rogaine lagligt pris för brand viagra köpa astelin snabb leverans dosering av malegra fxt plus 50 mg vart kan man beställa npxl billig colospa ab 2013 pris på aricept måste man ha recept för att köpa liponexol pris på viramune på apoteket bästa pris periactin zetia+dosering vuxna beställa tadapox på nätet beställa augmentin på nätet lagligt anafranil uden recept tyskland avalide gel och tabletter billig tulsi sleep på nätet hur får man trental på recept bara allegra billig medrol bild få recept synthroid pfizer ventolin billig sändnings prograf pris på colchicine i thailand renagel hund dosering köp malegra dxt utan recept lexapro online snabb leverans skillnad mellan generisk zyprexa för tadacip försäljning hyzaar pris på zyban i sverige försäljning av eldepryl famvir dosering sömn famvir recept bactrim över natten atorlip plåster pris mestinon bästa pris voveran över natten beställning vytorin beställa keflex flashback kan man beställa abana sändnings vytorin micardis dosering hund benicar kräm pris femara dosering hund billig eldepryl danmark köp prograf utan recept bästa pris aldactone levitra professional sehr billig generisk diclofenac gel snabb leverans beställa ayurslim från sverige levitra soft med recept vart kan man beställa mentat bara arava billig sinequan kopi skaffa recept aldactone få recept atorlip flonase+dosering vuxna var kan man beställa isoniazid atorlip pris apoteket hjärtat tabletter liknande imuran cialis professional gel och tabletter samtidigt recept på renagel billig vasodilan på nätet hydrea sverige snabb leverans kan man köpa tinidazole på apoteket utan recept köp yasmin snabb leverans beställa viagra england topamax gel samtidigt som tabletter beställa tofranil phexin pris apoteket hjärtat buspar hund dosering billig extra super viagra kopi cipro tabletter ica lady era 25 mg filmdragerade tabletter recept på nimotop roxithromycin dosering sömn behöver man recept för probalan billig coumadin biz pris på benfotiamine i tyskland kamagra chewable ersatz billig beställa hem xenical tamoxifen sverige snabb leverans köpande diclofenac gel beställa allopurinol flashback få recept prilosec pris på serophene i danmark beställa levitra super active online beställa antabuse från thailand beställa tetracycline olagligt meclizine nun billig lugnande tabletter eulexin cialis super active online snabb leverans hur få recept på celebrex beställa hydrochlorothiazide från sverige billig procardia flashback peni large med recept mircette alternative billig behöver man recept för lipotrexate var beställa glucovance snabb leverans av sinequan brand levitra leverans billig zebeta i danmark vad kostar pariet på recept apoteket diovan tabletter svårt att få recept på actos beställa emsam lagligt köp lotrisone snabb leverans billig protonix thailand olagligt att beställa speman kan man köpa etodolac utan recept köpa generisk aristocort i sverige beställa prevacid olagligt att beställa benadryl få recept på urispas dosering plaquenil hund luvox gel samtidigt som tabletter aciclovir billig per nachnahme levitra soft gel och tabletter vad kosta combivent motrin och träning dosering generisk zyvox danmark köpa generisk plavix i sverige speman beställa pris på cholestoplex i danmark köp plendil utan recept måste man ha recept för att köpa buspar olagligt att beställa promethazine på nätet effexor xr på recept generisk retin-a flashback apoteket hjärtat zaditor pris beställa lanoxin från sverige pris på top avana apoteket femcare till hund dosering beställning av pariet citalopram flashback pris micardis dosering ångest femara pris beställa allopurinol billigt micronase i sverige utan recept lägsta pris på carafate snabb leverans på azulfidine köpande haldol generisk etodolac på apoteket micronase gel och tabletter samtidigt reglan dosering hund vad är maxalt tabletter micronase tabletter biverkningar olagligt att beställa epivir-hbv på nätet vad kosta dilantin minomycin tabletter kan man köpa noroxin utan recept billig coreg biz rogaine tabletter receptfritt diflucan kapslar pris pris på quibron-t tyskland augmentin tabletter ica skelaxin 100 billig lithium oral lösning pris hydrea tabletter och alkohol ny pris på viagra professional måste man ha recept på zyrtec beställa zantac flashback pris på promethazine i danmark vad är generisk singulair trental generika billig kaufen beställa prandin billigt skaffa recept imuran pris glycomet apotek hjärtat beställa billig endep biverkningar cialis tabletter beställa ampicillin från sverige metoclopramide billig behöver man recept för bupron sr beställning hydrochlorothiazide pamelor pris pris på danazol apoteket fungerar generisk sominex kan man köpa aricept utan recept försäljning av nizoral billig diclofenac danmark minomycin billig kaufen paypal recept för plaquenil tinidazole preis billig pris på slim tea 100mg gyne-lotrimin shop billig pris på lasuna på apoteket strattera generika billig beställa brahmi online flashback pris på maxalt apoteket sluta röka tabletter chloroquine biaxin tabletter farligt köpa anafranil utan recept nootropil över natten behövs recept för trial erection packs 1 sänkt pris på bentyl lägsta pris på suprax sarafem dosering billig zovirax ab 2013 olagligt att beställa keppra pris på chloramphenicol i tyskland vad är mentat tabletter zyvox gel och tabletter female cialis tabletter farligt pris på viagra plus på apotek zyrtec pris apoteket hjärtat tetracycline generisk tetracycline skillnad tinidazole alternative billig beställa serevent flashback dosering av kamagra soft diltiazem shop billig zyloprim dosering flashback billig viagra super active kopi köpa generisk clozaril i sverige köpande female cialis få provera på recept köpa generisk extra super viagra online köp billig doxazosin beställa lukol amaryl och träning dosering npxl i sverige utan recept dosering av compazine sänkt pris på reglan lugnande tabletter prinivil recept för glycomet pris på meclizine i sverige beställa v-gel lägre pris på compazine sarafem dosering flashback diclofenac gel billig per nachnahme lozol flytande dosering levlen säker+beställning billig zyrtec i danmark sumycin med snabb leverans acticin plåster pris cleocin gel lägre pris pris på celebrex köpa billig calcium carbonate biverkningar dipyridamole tabletter beställa lukol på nätet lagligt måste man ha recept på keftab var kan man beställa acivir pills få recept på singulair köpande viagra super active skillnad mellan generisk kamagra gold chloroquine pris beställa billig robaxin lukol kapslar pris generisk ashwagandha på apoteket malegra fxt billig per nachnahme beställa lariam online flashback måste man ha recept för att köpa carbozyne hur får man recept på cephalexin måste man ha recept på voveran detrol snabb leverans sverige cialis hund dosering vart beställa elimite hur får man recept på hoodia avodart plåster pris generisk hoodia på apoteket köpande forzest snabb leverans av brand viagra köpa billig hoodia lagligt att beställa diarex på nätet pris på procardia tyskland hyaluronic acid i sverige utan recept aldactone till hund dosering pris på albenza 100mg dosering lopid hund finpecia pris apoteket hjärtat skaffa recept till grifulvin v generisk zyban flashback effexor xr kapslar pris köpa artane utan recept pris på silvitra i sverige köp kamagra utan recept beställa tadapox på nätet lagligt viagra soft snabb leverans toradol billig per nachnahme pris på trimox på apotek tabletter liknande colospa minocin lägre pris få recept penegra snabb leverans på reminyl hur får man erexin-v på recept billig serevent bild köpa generisk albenza colospa lägre pris köpa billig motilium viagra online snabb leverans vad kostar cefadroxil på recept ciplox pris beställa zovirax på faktura vad kosta motrin beställa prilosec flashback köpande diarex försäljning av myambutol pris på tinidazole med recept pris cyklokapron apoteket celexa pris slimex pris pris på celadrin i danmark beställa duphalac på nätet depakote gel och tabletter samtidigt bild liponexol billig dosering minomycin hund behövs recept för zanaflex behöver man recept för plaquenil billig mestinon danmark pris amitriptyline köpa reminyl billig nicotinell flytande dosering lagligt att beställa arava på nätet behöver man recept för pilex hytrin tabletter receptfritt epivir-hbv recept sverige propecia tabletter apoteket billig levitra soft nizoral flashback pris nytt pris på clonidine sluta röka tabletter cytoxan levitra professional på nätet utan recept pamelor på recept pris tetracycline tabletter och sol pris på extra super levitra apoteket diovan till hund dosering finax på recept beställa lasuna online flashback prandin tabletter och alkohol beställa erythromycin på nätet lagligt lugnande tabletter cialis super risperdal billig lopid billig als viagra beställa erythromycin från sverige erexor recept sverige måste man ha recept för att köpa sarafem prednisolone jelly snabb leverans chloramphenicol med recept beställa billig actoplus met tadalis sx tabletter beställning lipitor kombinera lady era gel och tabletter köp zenegra snabb leverans beställa billig bystolic kan man beställa floxin pris på fucidin apoteket beställa calan sverige bara nexium malegra fxt plus 25 mg filmdragerade tabletter rumalaya liniment leverans bactrim oral lösning pris var beställa actos zoloft på recept är det recept på viagra plus generisk motilium flashback midamor dosering sömn dulcolax på recept pris är det recept på lasuna singulair beställa vad kostar saw palmetto med recept rumalaya liniment över natten beställa billig tofranil kombinera fertomid gel och tabletter dosering av brand amoxil 50 mg
Home The Industry Maggie Iacono: Inspirationally Felt
Maggie Iacono: Inspirationally Felt
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Thursday, 12 January 2012 17:45

The hallmark of a true artist is vision and verity — Maggie Iacono has both in spades. Her notion of what defines a doll is lovely and“Marguerite,” a 16 ½-inch OOAK from 1998. unflagging; and her choices of colors, texture, construction, and subject matter emerge straight from her heart. They are real, honest depictions of what is in her mind and in her soul.

The recipient of the Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012, presented at the IDEX Premiere 2012 Debut of Dolls and Doll of the Year (DOTY) Awards Banquet held Jan. 27 in Orlando, Fla., Iacono embodies what the award was created to celebrate: A veteran in the dollmaking world who has honed her craft for 25 years or longer and who has continued to elevate her art form during the decades.

According to Joe Jones, the founder of the prestigious honor, “The recipient must have maintained or increased the quality of their product during their time in business. There is never more than one winner per year. Anyone can nominate someone for the award, but past recipients are specifically solicited to nominate a candidate.”

In the case of Iacono, many of the past winners of the Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award are both her friends and her fans. Helen Kish, the 2010 recipient, is an unabashed admirer of Iacono’s gentle and elegant creations. “Maggie has a gift. She is able to sculpt something precious out of cloth, imbue it with soul, and make it come to life. This is why I collect Maggie’s dolls and would, even if she wasn’t such a dear friend. My Maggie Made dolls fill me with joy every day. They are the only dolls Tamas and I have in our living space — not even my own dolls occupy that space!

“Maggie also has many blessings in her life; not the least of whom is her devoted husband, Tony, who always touches my heart with hisMaggie Iacono introduction to all of their programs by declaring that he lives in beauty … and then he shows an image of Maggie and their three lovely daughters. Tony is the unsung hero in the story of Maggie, as Tamas is in mine. He is the man who makes it possible for Maggie to concentrate all of her creative energy on the art of her dolls rather than the technical (and sometimes nearly impossible) engineering feats that her art requires.”

When the woman of the hour learned that she was being singled out for this recognition, she said her immediate reaction was to take stock of what she had achieved and come to terms with how long she has been actively involved in her artistic pursuits. “I am very proud and honored. I don’t think of myself as having been making dolls all that long, but something like this puts it into perspective, and it has made me realize that I have come a long way.”

“Peter Hunts the Wolf” is one of Maggie Iacono’s new workds for 2012. The 16 ½-inch doll and his hunting companions are part of a limited edition of 25.Iacono has been working her magic for 31 years, and after three decades, she still finds ways to challenge herself and to amaze her admirers. For 2012, she is following a new path: “I have sculpted a new body (both a new doll body and mine, actually, since I just ran the Philadelphia Half Marathon for the first time),”  Iacono said. “I will be unveiling a different age, namely, a ’tween doll. This has given me a whole new fashion to play with. I’ve also brought more vibrant color into my work recently. This opens up a new world when not choosing just pastels.

“Additionally, I also have started creating a few felt animals, specifically birds. I created ‘Peter’ from ‘Peter and the Wolf,’ with his hunting conspirators — the small bird and the duck. Making a boy alone is a departure for me. Figuring out how to make these birds gave me a fun and creative break from dolls, to design something entirely different.”

Interestingly, this new step forward is also a nod to her company’s origins, which wasn’t exclusively doll-based at inception: It was originally Maggie Made Dolls and Bears. Eventually she moved away from teddy bears and became recognized as a leading proponent of classic, lyrical felt dolls.

“I entered the doll world from the sewing end of it,” she said. “I was taught at an early age to sew my own clothes, so it follows that I“Rhea” is a OOAK from 2007. would choose, as my medium, cloth and later felt. When I had children of my own (three girls), I had a blast sewing outfits and toys for them, which included stuffed animals, dolls, and teddy bears. Then I had to make another doll and another doll, trying different patterns and techniques as I went along. At first, these were very simple cloth dolls.

“Helen and Ruthie” were released in a limited edition of 75 in 2006.“As my obsession grew, I wanted a more realistic face and body for the doll. The combination of the sculpted face and felt turned out to be a perfect fit for me. I began sculpting and inventing ways to mold felt. A great deal of experimentation went into the process of educating myself on how to create the perfect doll. I wanted a doll body that could be posed by having multiple joints. This went through many evolutions to come to the unique jointed doll I have today.

“The costuming of the dolls has always been the challenge and entertainment that I enjoy the most. I have gone from very simple uses of plain, unadulterated felt to much more sophisticated manipulations — painting, dying, embroidery, weaving, printing, airbrushing, and fusing with other types of fabric, to name just a few. I like to think of it as putting a work of art on a work of art.”

One of her close friends and confidants, Robert Tonner, owner at Tonner Doll Company, has always“Lynn” was a limited edition of 80 from 2007. helped her to maintain and promote her confidence. “All I can say about Maggie winning the Lifetime Achievement Award is — it’s about time!” Tonner said. “I can think of few artists who stay so profoundly to their artistic vision, and at the same time, constantly reinvigorate and reinvent that same vision. Maggie (and you can’t just say Maggie — it has to be with Tony in there!) has a refined and gentle sensibility that shines through her work. Each and every time they introduce a new line, the beauty of their work takes my breath away. I’ve known Maggie for many years and it is always just as wonderful and fun to see her and Tony on the road, where our paths inevitably cross. All I can say is the only thing more beautiful than her dolls is the person that makes them.”

16 ½-inch “Charlotte” and 7-inch “Wendy” were limited editions released in 2008.Tony Iacono, Maggie’s supportive spouse and partner, acknowledges his wife’s success, as well as the burning need she had to follow her dreams: “Since I have known Maggie, which is over 35 years, I knew she was happiest when creating something. When she chose dolls as a medium to express herself, I watched her take her talent for sewing, her eye for colors, her incredible taste for fashion, and her dedication to always strive for perfection and bring them all together in one of her dolls. Being right next to her over the years, I am lucky to see her creative process firsthand. I love that she is being recognized by her peers and chosen to receive the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. As a family, my three daughters and I are forever proud of her.”

Twenty-three years ago, the Iaconos decided together to transform Maggie’s part-time, thriving avocation into a full-time, full-blown business. In doing so, both of their lives were refocused and re-energized.

Tony Iacono left a successful career in retail and assumed all of the household duties to allow Maggie Iacono to unleash her artistic talent“The Bride” is a 15-inch limited edition of 60 from 2008 and visions. “Little by little, Tony has taken over various parts of the production and the business end of things,” Maggie Iacono said. “My children grew up amidst all of this and were lucky enough to have two parents at home all the time. My three girls have also done various parts of the production over the years as well.

“Emily has played with a video camera since she was 6 and went to school to learn videography. She is in charge of our video productions, which we like to show at our events, and Amy likes to write the scripts for them. They all are invaluable for their opinion on my work and have all developed a great eye for what does and doesn’t work on a piece. It’s very much a family business, and that is a great source of pride.”

“Once Upon a Time” was released in a limited edition of 60 in 2009.Wendy Lawton, the 2006 Lifetime Achievement honoree, expressed respect and admiration for her fellow recipient: “Jones Publishing’s Lifetime Achievement Award has come to represent artists who brought a unique vision, a recognizable look, and a commitment to quality to our industry. Maggie has earned this award on all counts with her artistry, innovation, and quality. Her dolls will stand the test of time and will be treasured in fine collections for years to come.”

And 2007 recipient Virginia Turner seconded the sentiments: “I have always admired her dolls. The dolls and Maggie are truly a class act.”

Because the nominees are voted on by previous recipients, as well as the editors, publishers, and the award’s founder at Jones Publishing, the peer review holds an enormous weight of significance, keeping it true to Joe Jones’ vision: “This is the highest award in the doll or bear industry, and it will continue to be presented to worthy recipients for many years to come.”

Maggie Iacono’s body of work was deemed award-worthy by this select group, and DOLLS and Teddy Bear Review publisher Carie“Polly’s Tea Party” was a limited edition of 30 from 2009 and included the 16 ½-inch “Polly” and her two 7-inch dolls. Ferg summed up the reasons why Iacono’s selection was a popular choice: “Her work exhibits superior craftsmanship and astounding creativity. She’s in a league of her own, and she has just kept getting better and better over the course of more than 30 years. So it’s appropriate she receives recognition for her long-standing excellence as a doll artist.”

The prospect of receiving awards was never important to Iacono. She has always created because it is in her nature. “As any artist will tell you, one has to constantly strive for perfection in one’s work. It’s more than just a want. It’s a need to obtain this perfection that propels the artist forward,” she said. “This need has driven me over the years to create in such ways that I feel I have briefly obtained this perfection — only to have it disappear moments or even days later when I see something wrong.

The 11-inch “The Garden Party” was part of a series of eight OOAKs from 2010.“It’s that vision that makes you a better and better artist over the years. So I guess that level of perceived perfection has increased year after year to where I am now. My collectors have observed this and commented many times on how they can’t believe I could possibly top what I did last year — yet with the latest doll I have done just that. This is always a goal — albeit for the most part, an unconscious one — to constantly outdo myself.”

And in the estimation of 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award winners Barrie and Danny Shapiro, proprietors of“Jewel,” a 15-inch OOAK from 2011. The Toy Shoppe, Maggie’s evolution as a doll artist has been rewarding to watch and inspirational to witness: “Maggie has touched the heart of collectors for over 31 years. Her original felt doll designs have come a long way. From Maggie’s larger early creations, with traditional jointing, to her innovative, posable dolls, with their unique ball jointing, each possesses a rare emotional quality combined with beautifully handcrafted detailing and fine needlework. She has worked hard over the years with her husband, Tony, and it is evident that they take great pride in creating their special felt dolls for doll collectors and toy enthusiasts alike. Her Lifetime Achievement Award is well-deserved!”

After 31 years in her studio — alone with her thoughts, her dreams, and her talent — Maggie Iacono said she would still rather be there than anywhere else in the world. “I have always found that doing what you love will make you feel successful and bring you happiness. I do love what I do and it can be hard work. After long hours in the studio — sculpting, tinkering, and sewing — I find myself totally engrossed in what I’m working on. It’s not hard to realize that I must love what I’m doing. Otherwise, why would I have worked so hard at it?”

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (2)

Subscribe to this comment's feed
...
Maggie is in a league of her own! Incredible work.
Every thing about them just perfect!
Congrats on your honor Maggie~
Well deserved!
Cheri Hiers , July 19, 2012 | url
...
I simply love all of Maggie!s dolls!!!!! I really like the ones where the doll is wearing a hat!smilies/smiley.gif
Joan Lonestar , July 15, 2012

Write comment

smaller | bigger

busy