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The August/September 2023 issue of DOLLS is 48 full-color pages and presents the Dolls Awards of Excellence Public’s Choice nominees and ballot. This issue also includes features on April Norton and her newest collection of white porcelain dolls, Susan Gibbs’ doll career, Jeffrey Cook of Maison Jeffrey, Erin Green of Cottontail Doll Designs, PDMAG’s Sherrie Neilson, and more! 


8 Shifting Goals  
Erin Green Grows Her Career One Stitch at a Time  
By Hannah Kelley  

12 Family Ties  
Susan Gibbs’ Successful Doll Career Boosted by Mother’s Mentoring, Life Experience  
By Pam North  

18 2023 Dolls Awards of Excellence  
See This Year’s Industry’s Choice Winners  

25 Dolls Awards Ballot 
Vote Now for Your Favorites  

27 Fall Into Wonderland 
April Norton’s Newest White Porcelain Collection Enters the Realm of Steampunk Fantasy  
By Stephanie Finnegan  

32 Sherrie Neilson 
Takes the Reins of PDMAG, Johnston Original ArtDolls  
By Jack Johnston  

34 Born To Sew  
Jeffrey Cook Creates Couture for Antique, Reproduction Dolls  
By Karen B. Kurtz  

6 Editor’s Notebook  
39 Doll Scene  
41 Portraits  
42 Paper Doll  
44 Curious Collector  
46 Event Calendar  
46 Classifieds  
46 Advertiser Index