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"Little Mer-Person with Hand Puppets" OOAK Art doll by NIADA Artist SCOTT R. GRAY

Made of Papier mache, with (4) one-of-a-kind Punch and Judy puppets. Mold made by the artist, and then re-sculpted, one-of-a-kind.

The costume is made from several different brocades, the coat and sash, as well as the water are silk dupione. Antique and contemporary lace trims, and some of the ribbon from my mother's Easter hat, from about 1965!

Size : 17" to top of hat


Scott Gray had a silly notion once, that he could pool his abilities and make a little money making dolls, but we all know how those plans usually turn out, don’t we? His neighbor had a collection of folksy souvenir dolls from Greece displayed all over the house—which he found interesting as a five-year-old—and a pair of marvelously tacky lace-draped lamps of courtesans courtesying to each other across the plastic-covered sofa! The lamps became the inspiration for the Teapot Lady. The rest, as they say, is history. Otherwise, he finds it amusing to assemble dissimilar objects, but subtly, he hopes. The point is not to spoil the period silhouette.

Artist member 1994
Ships from: Seattle, Washington, USA


All of the dolls listed in the NIADA Artists Collective have been generously donated to The NIADA Foundation by the artists and patrons of NIADA to raise money to cover printing and production costs of the "NIADA Art Dolls: Rich Traditions, New Ideas" book which showcases the history of the organization and work of 160 artists who have been awarded membership since the group’s founding in 1963. The book was published in 2009 by The NIADA Foundation and The Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum & Library.

Each artist member creates their individual style and type of art doll. Whether produced as a one-of-a-kind piece or part of an edition, the ideal work reflects excellence; all work must be consistently well conceived, expertly executed without technical faults, and should show an individual identity of design. Work is promoted and marketed by individual artists, and by NIADA in venues such as its annual Show and Sale, conferences, and publications.

The NIADA Foundation teaches and mentors emerging doll artists. All proceeds from the sale of these dolls will go to the NIADA Foundation Scholarship Fund.

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SCOTT R. GRAY: Little Mer-Person with Hand Puppets

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cloth, mixed media, Paper clay, paper mache, painted, molded, silk, brocade, antique trim, lace, dupione
  • Feedback: 3 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States