I present to you the realm of Lightpainted Dolls-
where Handmade Porcelain Ball Jointed Dolls,
OOAK artist dolls live
with their tiny mature bodies
and ethereal appearance!
They come in miniature size (circa 21 cm) and will fit in the palm of your hand!
I accept layaways.
All dolls come with a special box and a certificate of authenticity.
THIS IS A "MADE TO ORDER" ART DOLL AND THE WAITING TIME AT PRESENT IS 6- 7 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF PLACING YOUR ORDER.
AS FEATURED IN in the December 2012 "DOLLS MAGAZINE",
in the "DOLLUMS" MAGAZINE:
on the "ART DOLLS ONLY" WEBSITE:
and in many other publications.
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING!
Why Lightpainted Dolls?
I am delighted to welcome you to my website and I am very proud to introduce you to the world of Lightpainted Dolls- where ball jointed dolls, sculpture and photography meet.
I’m a doll maker and photographer living in London. I have been immersed in art ever since I can remember. Hugely interested in dolls and “painting with light”, I combined the two areas, which enabled me to create my distinguished styles in doll photography and doll making.
During my doll customisation work, every time I gave a new BJD an individual, life-infusing look, I dreamt of making my own artist poupée from scratch. I was extremely lucky to meet Lidia Snul, the very talented creator of BJtales, who taught me the craft of professional ball jointed doll making. With Lidia as my mentor and an amazing tutor, I studied porcelain doll making and all ‘pro’s’ and ‘con’s’ of this very special and incredibly durable, yet delicate, material. I have developed my style in doll sculpture, and understood tricks of the trade, which I have incorporated into my doll making.
My vast experience as a doll photographer, great attention to detail and hypersensitivity towards beautiful human and fairy-like form resulted in my creating porcelain ball jointed dolls like no others. They are tiny and delicate, look perfect when juxtaposed with filigree jewellery and doll house miniatures. These dolls are also extremely durable- they can last hundred of years if handled with care. Such is porcelain, the tough and translucent ceramic medium which Lightpainted Dolls are made of- the material used and cherished by artists and craftsmen for centuries for its amazing qualities.
Every doll lover and collector wants to purchase and own an item which will last very long and not loose its beauty and colour. My dolls are made of high quality porcelain and kiln-fired, painted several times in layers in between firings. The extremely high temperatures of kiln firing ensure that the porcelain and paints bond, therefore no smudges or chips in the doll’s make up/blushing are possible.
I use transparent elastic cords to string my dolls, as I strongly believe that this is the best method to allow a ball jointed doll flexibility and- what may sound surprising at first- durability. Metal rubbing against metal will eventually wear off and break. Too tight a stringing will cause the doll’s limbs to snap and- in the process- break. The elastic can be changed by the doll owner with ease and it can be freely adjusted simply by twisting the doll’s torso. I recommend “floppy” stringing for taking photographs of your doll, as she will pose better and will display more flexibility when posing. If you want your doll to hold a pose longer or just prefer tighter stringing- it is easy to achieve, again, just by a few twists of your porcelain BJD’s torso.
The elastic can be changed by every doll owner! It is not a difficult process and it only becomes easier with time. No material is everlasting but if it’s very easy to change the elastic which holds your doll together- you can do it when it’s necessary or even when it takes your fancy- to check your BJD’s various posing abilities. This will result in you taking better photographs of your doll, bonding easier with her, getting to know her very well. There is no need to send the doll back to me for re-stringing. You can now do this yourself without the risk of anything bad happening to your doll! You don’t have to worry about the shipping prices, about the doll’s journey and possible loss and breakage.
The elastic in your doll will last a long time but in case you need to change it in the future, your doll will come with a spare one.
Lightpainted Doll must be always handled with care and she will give you joy, beauty and friendship for as long as you wish. The porcelain Lightpainted Dolls are made of is extremely durable but it is not titanium or spider’s silk- it will break if dropped from height or hit with a hard object. If handled gently, however, your LD will pose in almost every possible way, emulating human limb movements very closely. The porcelain doll owner and their doll can now be more playful and experimenting thanks to the elastic stringing method- the safest way to offer your doll movement, flexibility and cuddliness.
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.