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The July 2020 issue of DOLLS features 48 four-color pages. This issue is our special annual Debut of Dolls collector’s edition! Inside, you’ll find features on more than 25 top doll artists and designers, including Kim Arnold, Shawna Clymer, Susan Gibbs, Sarah Maldonado, Pat Moulton, Sylvia Natterer, Beverly Stoehr, and Kaye Wiggs.



10           Latidoll
Korean dollmaker continues to grow BJD line

11           Zwergnase
Continues Germany’s tradition of quality dollmaking

12           Charlene Smith
Finds her place in the doll world

14           A Wonderland Aesthetic
4 generations create dolls, miniatures
By Sharon Verbeten

18           Susan Gibbs
Artist celebrates her first decade of reborn artistry in 2020

19           April Norton
Porcelain a priority for this accomplished artist

20           Mother of Invention
4 Decades of doll designs, innovations earn Pat Moulton our Lifetime Achievement Award
By Stephanie Finnegan

25           Maria Lynn Grover
Strikes a balance between painting, sculpting

26           Kim Arnold
Dollmaking disrupted, BJD artist spends time helping community

27           Brenda Mize
Makes vintage-style dolls

28           Beverly Stoehr
Creates dolls in many mediums

28           Debby Brooks
Tiny toddlers, cuddly babies, and more

29           JC Toys
A family tradition of quality baby dolls 

30           Rose Lacefield
Keeps adding to her flock

30           Rachel Sherrod
Captures history in cloth

31           Best Friends’ Renee Goldberg
Reflects on 4 decades in the doll world

32           Vanessa ‘Vee’ Lee
Silicone artist aims to bring joy to collectors

33           Jennie Sykes
Has a passion for porcelain

34           Virginia Obeius
BJD designer finds unexpected inspiration during coronavirus crisis
By Wil Peterson

36           Kaye Wiggs
3 decades of dollmaking

36           Dolly Dames
Offers creepy cuties

37           Edith Schmidt
Turns postponed plans into opportunity
By Edith Schmidt

38           Judy Pollard
Embraces colorful BJDs

38           Marguerite Noschese
Creates OOAK characters

39           Shawna Clymer
Keeps busy with tiny baby sculpts

40           Sylvia Natterer
Designs for collectors, children

46           Sarah Maldonado
‘Time is the only constraint’ for porcelain artist


8             Editor’s Notebook
41           Curious Collector
42           Antique Q&A
43           Portraits
44           Paper Doll
46           Classifieds
46           Advertiser Index