So far this year, BJD artist Kim Arnold has held preorders for brand-new doll designs, new resin colors for existing designs, and with the help of 3D printing technology, existing designs at new sizes. “Sunny and Jia are both new going into 2021,” Arnold said. “They are both on what I call the Franny body. This is a fairly new body with more movable joints — a lower hip movement and a more flexible knee joint. The Franny body is my 16-inch doll size.Read More
Category: Doll Artists and Designers
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Pat Moulton and I have been creating dolls for over 40 years. I have been fortunate enough to win Dolls Awards of Excellence as well as invent reborn kits and sculpting tools. My goal is to sculpt dolls others will love and cherish for many years. Each doll I create comes from a passion to sculpt a doll that captivates the heart. My sculptures span a variety of doll types. From babies, to children, and ball jointed dolls. Occasionally I am inspired to create something completely different and at this time I have created fabric pets to add to my lineup. I love what I do and hope you can see that reflected in my work.
With a dollmaking career that exceeded four decades, Dianna Effner accumulated an extensive doll collection, including one-of-a-kinds, samples, and limited editions. Effner’s family has decided to offer doll collectors the chance to acquire some of these treasures for their own collections via auction beginning Sept. 5, 2021.Read More
The doll world lost one of its brightest lights Oct. 14, 2020. At age 75, Dianna Effner lost her battle against cancer and passed away at her daughter’s home in Rolla, Missouri. An undeniable force in the collectible-dolls arena, Effner was a talented artist, successful businesswoman, and valued mentor.Read More
By Pat Moulton Lifetime Achievement Award-winning doll artist Pat Moulton has designed a new resin...Read More
Doll artist Virginia Comish has spent about a decade making baby dolls, first making vinyl reborn dolls, later switching to working on silicone baby dolls, including sculpting a doll for reproduction in silicone. Most recently, though, her enjoyment of collecting ball-jointed dolls (BJDs) has led her to make her own — not just the sculpts, but making the molds and casting the dolls herself.Read More