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The July 2018 issue of DOLLS features 84 four-color pages. This issue is our special annual Debut of Dolls collector’s edition! Inside, you’ll find features more than 30 top doll artists and designers, including Bo Bergemann, Miroslava Brodlova, Hildegard Günzel, Connie Lowe, Gregg Ortiz, Beverly Stoehr, and Zofia and Henry Zawierusynski. This issue also includes two patterns, a look at vintage Peter Pan dolls, and more!



10           Gregg Ortiz

                Doll designs with a license to thrill

                By Wil Peterson

16           RubyRedGalleria

                New InMotion Girls are fashion-forward

18           Uneeda Doll Company

                Dollmaker spends a century designing dolls kids want

                By Stephanie Finnegan

20           Roxanna Maria

                Building a world of fanciful figurative art

22           Bo Bergemann

                BJD artist’s new designs inspired by princesses, pixies, and a petite mouse

                By Stephanie Finnegan

24           Linda Ellen Brown-Trinckes

                Versatile artist keeps expanding her repertoire

26           Zofia & Henry Zawieruszynski

                Small editions, OOAKs are dollmakers’ focus for 2018

28           Hildegard Günzel

                Bringing fantasies to life in porcelain, resin

32           Connie Lowe

                Artist’s quirky BJDs connect with collectors

                By Wil Peterson

34           Edith Schmidt

                Creates couture for the well-dressed BJD

34           Shawna Clymer

                Artist sculpts the tiniest babies

35           Karen Hawkins

                Sculpts a world of fanciful figures

36           Brenda Mize

                Self-taught dollmaker keeps trying new designs

37           Vanessa Lee

                Pennsylvania artist sculpts children into Angel Dolls

38           Miroslava Brodlova, Charlene Smith

                An ocean apart, artists collaborate on BJDs

39           Beverly Stoehr

                Decades of dollmaking, mentoring experience

40           JC Toys

                Unveils bundles of joy with love, laughter

                By Stephanie Finnegan

42           Judy Porter

                Artist translates kids to BJDs

43           Maria L. Grover

                Reborn artist brings silicone babies to life

44           Valerie Zeitler

                Artist styles dolls in all shades of beauty

                By Pam North

46           Maru and Friends

                Dollmaker celebrates 10 years of multicultural marvels

                By Stephanie Finnegan

47           Sarah Maldonado

                20 years of elegant porcelain ladies

48           Debbie Weimert

                Storytelling through dolls

48           Jeni Razoux

                Frightfully good reborns

                By Stephanie Finnegan

49           Tatiana Tofaneto

                Brazilian artist finds a wider audience

50           Debby Brooks

                Celebrates a decade of reborning

51           Lorella Falconi

                Plans to get small with her BJDs

52           Dolls of Mine

                Mother-daughter team creates BJD fashions

52           Rachel Sherrod

                Catching history in cloth

53           Susan Gibbs

                From collector to doll artist in just 4 years

54           April Norton

                Crafty mom combines creative skills in dolls

55           Tiffany Campbell

                Makes bundles of joy at Sweet Sunrise Nursery

56           Professional Doll Makers Art Guild

                Announces 2018 Gold Award winners

58           Disney’s ‘Peter Pan’ inspires dolls

                By A. Glenn Mandeville

68           Sleeveless in Springtime

                A stylish dress and jacket for Silkstone Barbie

                By Marsha Olsen

70           Cool Kitten

                Make a rockabilly dress for DeeAnna Denton

                By Marsha Olson


8              Editor’s Letter

52           Shows of Note

75           Portraits

76           Antique Q&A

77           Event Calendar

78           Curious Collector

79           Classifieds

79           Advertiser Index

80           Paper Doll