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The July 2019 issue of DOLLS features84 four-color pages. This issue is our special annual Debut of Dolls collector’s edition! Inside, you’ll find features on nearly 50 top doll artists and designers, including Miroslava Brodlova, Lorella Falconi, Hildegard Günzel, Lauren Faith Jaimes, Nancy Latham, Connie Lowe, Donna RuBert, Beverly Stoehr, and Zofia & Henry Zawieruszynski.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Features

10           Hildegard Günzel

                Says farewell to doll manufacturing

                this year

                By Claudia Senior

14           Nancy Latham

                A Dollmaker’s Tale

                By Nancy Latham

16           Maria Lynn Grover

                Reborn artist shares her love of babies

                By Stephanie Finnegan

18           Miroslava Brodlova

                Variety is the spice of BJD designer’s life

                By Wil Peterson

20           Charlene Smith

                Collaboration is key for doll customizer’s

                marketing success

                By Wil Peterson

22           Roxanna Maria

                Focus on health means fewer doll projects

                By Wil Peterson

24           Madame Alexander Doll Company

                2019 designs honor company’s

                dollmaking roots

                By Stephanie Finnegan

26           Debby Brooks

                Remarkably realistic reborns

                By Pam North

28           Kim Arnold

                Crafts chunky, spunky BJDs

                By Wil Peterson

28           Stacey Haskins

                Makes magic with reborns

                By Pam North

30           JC Toys

                Follows a family traditional of

                quality baby dolls

                By Stephanie Finnegan

32           Vanessa “Vee” Lee

                Doll collector turns artist,

                collecting advocate

                By Stephanie Finnegan

34           Jennifer Latham-Robinson

                Dollmaking is a family tradition

35           Christina Whiting

                Aims for even more realism

36           JpopDolls

                Brings BJDs from around the

                world to US collectors

38           Bo Bergemann

                Bears, BJDs coexist in

                artist’s new world

                By Wil Peterson

39           April Norton

                Puts a modern spin on

                traditional dollmaking

                By Stephanie Finnegan

40           Connie Lowe

                Depression era continues

                to inspire haunting BJDs

                By Wil Peterson

42           Shawna Clymer

                Sculpts babies of all sizes

                By Pam North

42           Queen’s Treasures

                Expands Little House line in 2019

43           Stella Tu

                Combines engineering, art

                training in her dollmaking

44           Sarah Mellman

                Reborn artist turns to sculpting

                fantasy kits

46           Rashaell Dyson

                Reborns reflect love of dolls, art

47           Dolly Dames

                Artist finds joy in dollmaking

48           Virginia Obeius

                BJD designer turns adversity

                into art

                By Wil Peterson

50           Lorella Falconi

                ‘Dolls are my passion’

50           Dina Meneses Enes

                Accidental doll artist

                By Pam North

51           Jeni Razoux

                Babies that go bump in the night

                By Stephanie Finnegan

52           Donna RuBert

                Takes on new challenge

                By Stephanie Finnegan

52           Zofia & Henry Zawieruszynski

                Opt for OOAK longevity

                By Wil Peterson

53           Laura Tuzio-Ross

                Fashions beautiful babies

                By Pam North

54           Judy Porter

                Driven to design

                By Wil Peterson

54           Holly Hartzell-Reviglio

                Makes unique fantasy figures

55           Brenda Mize

                Adds BJD face-ups to

                her repertoire

                By Stephanie Finnegan

56           Debbie Sampson

                Two decades of tiny dolls

57           Beverly Stoehr

                Still passionate about dollmaking

                after 50 years

                By Stephanie Finnegan

58           Virginia Comish

                Returns to reborns

58           Edith Schmidt

                Crafts fashions for BJDs

                By Stephanie Finnegan

60           Tiffany Campbell

                Imitates life in huggable art

                By Pam North

60           Lorna Miller-Sands

                Brings babies to life in silicone

62           Judy Pollard

                Creativity fueled by fairies

                By Wil Peterson

62           Marge Crunkleton

                Creates holiday cheer year-round

                By Stephanie Finnegan

63           Elsie Rodriguez

                Sculpts babies big and small

64           Linda Lyons

                Makes OOAK magic

66           Lauren Faith Jaimes

                Sculpts stories

67           Rita Rich Arnold

                Channels love of newborns

                into dolls

68           Paging the Doll Doctor

                Antique, vintage dolls get

                new lease on life at

                Attic Antiquity Dolls

                By Dorothy Meredith

Departments

8              Editor’s Notebook

72           Shows of Note

75           Event Calendar

75           Portraits

76           Antique Q&A

78           Curious Collector

79           Advertiser Index

80           Paper Doll