art dolls

Anna Zueva's paper clay fairies

Anna Zueva, a professional doll artist from Perm, Russia creates whimsical puppets inspired by Slavic fairytales, historical figures or film characters. A graduate of art school as well as of Sverdlovsk Institute of Architecture, design department, she made her first art doll in 1990 (gave it as a birthday gift to a friend) and kept delighting the world ever since.

Rider on the melody doll, 2012, Anna ZuevaRider on the melody doll, 2012, Anna Zueva

The art of sculpting sweetness

Those irresistible sweet faces of Ana Salvador’s “girls” gain each one of them a home. The original porcelain art dolls of the Portuguese born artist display a frozen-in-time gesture and their delicate, strange features with angelic, gleaming eyes evoke innocence, reverie, sadness and many more.

Sarah, porcelain doll by Ana SalvadorSarah, porcelain doll by Ana Salvador

Enchanting porcelain beauties

Marina Bychkova, originally from Siberia, accomplished her doll making art in Vancouver, Canada after studying Fine Art at Emily Carr Institute and taking advanced jewelry design classes. The result took shape as the Enchanted Doll the artist’s own label of exquisite porcelain ball jointed dolls. There are many doll artists out there but few of them can create a thrilling universe of their own. The name was inspired by Paul Gallico’s fictional short story called Enchanted Doll, “where a young woman creates dolls with so much love that they enchant people at first sight with their compelling, delicate, life-like beauty”. I think we all can agree that Marina Bychkova brought this story to life.

Echo doll by Marina BychkovaEcho doll by Marina Bychkova

Marie Larkin's unapologetic quirky girls

Inspired by fairytales and nursery rhymes Australian artist Marie Larkin creates dainty feminine art with a dark humorous twist. Richly colored and detailed like a lavish couture embroidery Marie’s oil and acrylic paintings weave quirky little narratives. Fragile, dollish heroines with fascinating eyes subtly wink at us as they get their sweet revenge.

Later Jack by Marie LarkinLater Jack by Marie Larkin

Doll marvels from a Tireless Artist

Dorote Zaukaite Villela from Kaunas, Lithuania brings beauty to the world with her amazing art dolls. Under the label of TirelessArtist, Dorote creates and sells delicate masterpieces sculpted mostly from air-dry clay and painted with fine acrylic or oil paints.

Mary art doll by Tireless ArtistMary art doll by TirelessArtist

Alexandra's exquisite dolls

Beautiful handmade porcelain art dolls with stunning, expressive features and splendid hand sewn clothes and accessories show the high workmanship of Moscow-based artist Alexandra Koukinova. A graduate of Chekhov Art Theatre's school-studio and a member of the Russian Union of Artists she started her own namesake company in 1989.

Alexandra doll - NellieAlexandra doll - Nellie

Black Eyed Suzie victorian dolls

"Willow wander hither and thither, through wide meadows and verdant valleys, over babbling brooks and sibilant streams. So slim, she bends with the breeze, whispers the wind-song, wonders where her love has gone..." How can you not fall in love with the bizarre, melancholic art dolls of Sarah Faber, each blessed with their own dark but witty story?

Black Eyed Suzie print Sweet Willow