- Dolls by Laurel
- About the Artist
An artist from Damascus, Oregon Laurel has always loved art work in many forms. After doing ceramics for many years she wanted to branch out into something more challenging and rewarding. Thus, the love of doll making was born. She started making dolls part-time in 1986 as a hobby; it became her full-time occupation after retiring from twenty-three years of work in corporate America. Becoming a member of The Doll Artisan Guild, doing doll shows and entering doll making contest has spread her reputation as an accomplished doll maker. After making more than 500 dolls, Laurel states “the greatest compliment I receive is when people tell me that my attention to detail is amazing.” “It warms my heart and makes me feel that I have created a little bit of artistic beauty from my corner of the world.” Her dolls are sold in the United States, Canada, Europe and world wide. For Laurel doll making is a true labor of love.
"It is a wonderful thing to do something that one loves that brings such happiness.”
Hand Crafted, Hand Made Porcelain Dolls
Each doll is poured from liquid porcelain, cleaned, fired, hand sanded until satin smooth, China painted, fired again and again, assemble parts to hand made body, eyes placed, wig attached, and finish with hand made doll clothing, style hair and add accessories. The process for making each doll is 4 to 6 weeks. Each doll is constructed with much thought and loving care.