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Wendy Froud was born in Detroit , Michigan in 1954. She graduated with a BFA in Fine Art (concentrating on fabric design and ceramics)from The Center For Creative Studies College of Art and Design in Detroit .

Wendy moved to New York where after receiving one of her puppets as a Christmas gift from the Muppet’s art director, Jim Henson asked her to come and work on their newest project, “The Dark Crystal” where she met her husband to be, Brian Froud. Wendy worked not only on The Dark Crystal but on the Muppet Show, Muppet Movie, The Empire Strikes Back ( as fabricator of Yoda) and Labyrinth.

Since moving permanently to Dartmoor, England, Wendy has concentrated on making models and mythic figures. She has illustrated three books - “A Midsummer Night’s Faerytale”, “The Winter Child”, and “The Faeries of Spring Cottage” - with author…

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Wendy Froud was born in Detroit , Michigan in 1954. She graduated with a BFA in Fine Art (concentrating on fabric design and ceramics)from The Center For Creative Studies College of Art and Design in Detroit .

Wendy moved to New York where after receiving one of her puppets as a Christmas gift from the Muppet’s art director, Jim Henson asked her to come and work on their newest project, “The Dark Crystal” where she met her husband to be, Brian Froud. Wendy worked not only on The Dark Crystal but on the Muppet Show, Muppet Movie, The Empire Strikes Back ( as fabricator of Yoda) and Labyrinth.

Since moving permanently to Dartmoor, England, Wendy has concentrated on making models and mythic figures. She has illustrated three books - “A Midsummer Night’s Faerytale”, “The Winter Child”, and “The Faeries of Spring Cottage” - with author Terri Windling.

Wendy has recently published ( published by Imaginosis) a book of her own writings illustrated with her dolls and figures -The Art of Wendy Froud. She also writes for magazines and has had her fiction writing included in two anthologies - “Sirens and Other Demon Lovers” and “Trolls Eye View”.

Wendy teaches sculpting, doll and model making and mask making workshops incorporating mythic and faery imagery and meditation. Her latest project is The Heart of Faerie Oracle - a deck of oracle cards with book, illustrated by Brian Froud and written by Wendy Froud. This was published in March of this year ( 2010).

Wendy has exhibited in Museums and galleries in the U.S., U.K., Europe and Japan and her work is in private collections throughout the world. She is an Academician of the British SouthWest Academy of Fine and Applied Arts.

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