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Author: DOLLS Magazine Staff

Maria Lynn Grover Offers Babies in All Sizes

Maria Lynn Grover is not only a sculptor and artist in her own right, she also shares her talents as a mold maker and caster with her fellow artists. She’s excited by the lineup slated to come from Maria Lynn Dolls this year: “Over this coming summer, we will be pouring several new releases from some fantastic sculptors, including soft-body partial babies, full-body silicone babies, and some lovely new miniatures as well.

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DOLLS Magazine August/September 2022

The August/September 2022 issue of DOLLS is 48 full-color pages and includes the annual presentation of the Dolls Awards of Excellence Public’s Choice nominees and ballot. In addition, this issue includes features on Brenda Mize of Eyes of Texas Dolls, Edith Schmidt, Terry Lambert, Henry and Zofia Zawieruszynsky, Susan Gibbs’ first silicone painting contest winners, Madame Alexander’s Sound of Music dolls, and more!  

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Susan Gibbs Challenges Painting Students With Contest

Launching her career as a reborn artist in 2010, Susan Gibbs switched to silicone babies in 2014 and has become a highly regarded teacher as well as an award-winning creator. Though the global pandemic put a halt to her in-person workshops and classes, she was able to continue her online courses in silicone painting. This year she added something new: a contest open to her online students from 2020 through 2022.

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Porcelain Classics Owner Adds Eclectic New Business

When Jennie Sykes relocated her family and business, Porcelain Classics, to Hastings, Michigan, about five years ago, the building she purchased had more space than her 28-year-old porcelain dollmaking and repair business needed. She wanted to expand her current business while also showcasing her love for antiques and vintage items, but the name “Porcelain Classics” didn’t fit the new retail space. Thus, Bee Eclectic Studio and Emporium was born.

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From Toddlers to Teens, Pat Moulton’s BJDs Are Proudly Made in the USA

While multi-award-winning artist Pat Moulton originally built her reputation mainly as a maker of baby dolls and a pioneer in making reborn kits, she’s proven to be an innovator in the BJD field as well, creating socket-and-ball-joint tools in a variety of sizes to help BJD sculptors create joints that will fit perfectly.

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Sweet Treats: Sandra Maxwell Designs New Punkin BJDs, More

Award-winning doll artist Sandra Maxwell started making her dolls professionally in the early 2000s. While she’s created dolls in polymer clay, porcelain, and other mediums, she’s probably best-known for her Punkin line of 7-inch resin ball-jointed dolls (BJDs). In 2020, she was an Industry’s Choice winner in the Dolls Awards of Excellence for her Punkin Pie entry.

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DOLLS Magazine July 2022

The July 2022 issue of DOLLS is 64 full-color pages. This issue is our special annual Debut of Dolls collector’s edition! Inside, you’ll find articles on more than 20 artists and designers, including Connie Lowe, JHD Fashion Doll, Madame Alexander, Meadow Dolls, Beverly Stoehr, Zwergnase, and more. Plus, this issue includes previews of several summer doll shows and our usual columns on antique and vintage dolls.

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DOLLS Magazine April 2022

The April 2022 issue of DOLLS is 48 full-color pages and features a look at new doll designs premiering this year, including features on Madame Alexander, Dianna Effner Dolls, Enchanted Kreature Kits, and more! Plus, this issue includes articles on award-winning artist Cindee Moyer, a look at Ideal’s Tiny Kissy doll from the 1960s, and more!

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