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The May/June 2017 issue of DOLLS features 52 four-color pages. This issue turns a spotlight on porcelain dolls, with features on three amazing porcelain artists: Hildegard Günzel, Dianna Effner, and Sarah Maldonado. You’ll also find articles on Connie Lowe’s new BJD project for 2017, designer Doug James’ fashion BJDs, a look at two very special vintage dolls from Madame Alexander, and more!

Table of Contents

6 ‘S’ Factor
Designer Doug James juggles Broadway, BJDs & SNL
By Wil Peterson

12 Connie Lowe
BJD artist finds inspiration in Depression-era photos
By Carie Ferg

18 The Magic Touch
Hildegard Günzel reveals her 2017 collection
By Pam North

26 Teacher, Entrepreneur, Artist
Dianna Effner makes her mark on the doll world
By Stephanie Finnegan

30 Body of Work
Sarah Maldonado’s anatomy, dance background imbue her dolls with lyrical realism
By Stephanie Finnegan

34 Celebrating Statehood
Madame Alexander’s salutes to Alaska and Hawaii
By A. Glenn Mandeville