Akira Blount 1945-2013
was a gifted, inspirational
and influential dollmaker
are instantly recognisable;
quirky, intriguing and approachable.
Her untimely death has saddened many
and her warmth and talent
will be missed from the doll community.
There is a memorial post
on NIADA's website
an organisation in which
she was very active.
All images here are from
She left a wonderful legacy of creations
and she will be missed by many.