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Category: Collectible Dolls

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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How Vogue’s Ginny Got Her Big Sister Jill

Jenny Graves embarked on a life-changing journey in 1922 when she joined a small number of other creative women in opening the Vogue Doll Shoppe. Born Jenny Adler in 1890, she was accustomed to designing outfits both for family members and their dolls. She’d already faced more than one challenge in her life — her father died when she was 15, and she put her dreams on hold to help support her family. She married William H. Graves in 1913 and gave birth to three children.

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Virginia Lee Embraces Technology That Helps Her Create Dolls Filled With Personality, Charm

Growing up, Virginia Lee’s supportive and caring family encouraged her to discover her own path and to trek it bravely and confidently. Today, Lee lives in the small town of Edwardsville in southwest Illinois, just a few hours away from her family’s farm. That proximity underscores the connection and appreciation she carries in her heart.

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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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