DOLLS - July 2023

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The July 2023 issue of DOLLS is 64 full-color pages. This issue is our special annual Debut of Dolls collector’s edition! Inside, you’ll find articles on more than 30 dollmakers, including Elizabeth Cooper, Dianna Effner Dolls, Lauren Faith Jaimes, Madame Alexander (celebrating their centennial), Maria Lynn Dolls, Meadowdolls, Kaye Wiggs, and more! Plus, we have previews of several summer doll shows and our column on vintage dolls.


10 Madame Alexander’s Centennial
American Legend Celebrates 100 Years of Kindness, Quality, Innovation
By Stephanie Finnegan

15 Maria Lynn Dolls
Silicone Babies From Sculpt To Finish

16 Ksheyna Nightswood
Combines Love of Art, Fantasy in OOAK Dolls

18 Sandy Anderson
‘BJDs Lit a Spark’
By Sandy Anderson

19 Laura Corti
Devotes Herself to Effner Designs

20 Kathleen Hill
Creates OOAK Ensembles for Fashionable Ladies

20 Brenda Mize
Continues To Create

22 Dianna Effner
Legendary Artist’s Legacy Continues With New Dolls, Book
By Wil Peterson

24 Kim Arnold
Balances Life, Dollmaking
By Kim Arnold

26 Maru and Friends
New Releases Celebrate Doll Line’s 15th Anniversary
By Pam North

28 Virginia Lee
BJD Artist Unveils New Faces, Physiques, and Patterns
By Wil Peterson

29 Angie Schoenfelder
Focuses on Creating Wigs
By Angie Schoenfelder

30 Meadowdolls
Miroslava Brodlova, Charlene Smith Tend Their Partnership
By Stephanie Finnegan

33 Joyce Mathews
Branches Out Into BJDs

34 JC Toys
Releases New Dolls Throughout the Year

35 Lauren Faith Jaimes
Finds Inspiration in Family

36 OurArt by Rita
Twin Sisters Form Dollmaking Partnership
By Pam North

37 Judy Harris
Aims To Sew for More Dolls

38 Elizabeth Cooper
Marks Three Decades of Dollmaking

38 Erin Green
Expands Cottontail Clothing Line

40 Latidoll
Korean BJD Maker Renews Pet, Green Lines for 2023

42 April Norton
Paints Porcelain, Effner Dolls
By April Norton

42 Shawna Burnell
Plans a Special Reborn Fairy Release

43 Annette Herrmann
Designs and Dresses BJDs

44 Star Shea
Combines Goth Aesthetic, Rainbow Colors
By Star Shea

46 Casie Brabham
Is Hooked on Custom Blythes

48 Rachel Sherrod
Finds Inspiration in History

48 Edith Schmidt
Sews Quality BJD Clothes

50 Kaye Wiggs
Finds New Production Partner

50 Beverly Stoehr
Sculpts Kids From Babies to Toddlers

51 Porcelain Classics
Launches ‘Dolliance Days’ in June
By Jennie Sykes

52 World of EPI
Fresh New Designs Aim To Inspire Children

59 Best Friends Collectables
Marks 45 Years in Business

8 Editor’s Notebook
54 Curious Collector
56 Shows of Note
59 Portraits
60 Paper Doll
62 Event Calendar
62 Classifieds
62 Advertiser Index

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