Sarah Beare is a Dollmaker in Norwich
and she makes a tiny little articulated doll
It was the pose of this doll that first
caught my attention on Etsy.
She seemed to be telling a story with her eloquent
stance, all the more remarkable for
a doll not quite six inches tall.
|Twelvemo with graphite finish|
Sarah's scuplts are cast in resin and the doll
is pieced together and fitted by hand.
The doll above looks to have the patina
of ancient ivory carvings.
This finish brings out the detail of her face
with its enigmatic expression,
allowing us to interpret the doll's emotions.
I find the joints more attractive
and less intrusive than strung BJD
and I'm really impressed by the doll's flexibility.
Sarah's blog narrates her experiences
in turning this one-off, handmade art doll
into a doll that allows some mass-production.
It's an interesting journey and I'm completely behind
her mission of making the doll more affordable.
For purely selfish reasons.
I want one.
|Prototype on left, original on right|
Sarah is new to blogging,
so if people could go over there and say 'hello'
I'm sure that would be much appreciated.
There's an Etsy shop, too.
Sarah makes more than dolls.
She also creates these versatile and
compelling figures in silver,
for pendants or earrings or just tactile play.
Also, if you're in the Norwich area,
I think today is the last day of her exhibition.
(That's to you, Kate Dogherty!
You and your FORTY TWO
twelfth scale dolls houses...)