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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.



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


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

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