anthropomorphica

The Art of the Doll by Melanie Ashton

524 Sales

anthropomorphica

The Art of the Doll by Melanie Ashton

524 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(220)

Announcement   WAXING MOON SALE UNTIL 28th June

Tutorials, Dolls and 'Tales by Mail' - stories by subscription

You can also find me here:
https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Anthropomorphica/350614524960062
and here:
https://www.instagram.com/mossbones/?hl=en

Thank you for your visit!


All artwork and contents © Melanie Ashton 2009 -2018

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 14, 2018

WAXING MOON SALE UNTIL 28th June

Tutorials, Dolls and 'Tales by Mail' - stories by subscription

You can also find me here:
https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Anthropomorphica/350614524960062
and here:
https://www.instagram.com/mossbones/?hl=en

Thank you for your visit!


All artwork and contents © Melanie Ashton 2009 -2018

Melanie Ashton

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Melanie Ashton

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(220)
jeanmarie

jeanmarie on Jun 2, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Another beautiful purchase, love her. She shipped quickly and arrived safely!

marilynanneves

marilynanneves on May 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I am delighted and privileged to be able to adopt little Felda. She is absolutely beautiful! A sweet little hand written tale, letter and postcard accompanied her.

Claire Smith

Claire Smith on May 2, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for the excellent tutorials, Miss Mouse is really enjoying working on her new doll friends! ❤️

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About

A Tale Of Sorts...

Born of the rain and the cold damp earth of Northern England, I am a self-taught doll maker, a wanderling, dreamer, a collector of bones, a lover of dusty sequins and a delighter in twisted humour and unfortunate tales. When I'm not in my studio you can usually find me scouring the hedgerows and forest floor for treasures of snail shells, iridescent moth's wings and feathers.

My path has been a varied one and it's twists and turns have carried me through field and city and from country to country, each experience has left an impression upon my work. I have dallied a while with painting, stitching, fashion styling, and felt making but finally in doll making I am able to weave all of these tangled threads together.

My dolls are inspired by worlds glimpsed but rarely 'seen', by the wild woods and the lonely moors, sorcery and myth. They mourn the forgetting of the wild within and the ever decreasing wilds of nature but yet maintain a delicate feral quality with which they hold an optimism for wild's return.

Perhaps they will bid you follow them to the dark, quiet places beyond the twilight, where the moon is a pale sliver and to it the wind whispers it's tales.

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  • Melanie Ashton

    Owner, Maker, Tale Teller

    I'm a contrary Mary and rather like to do my own thing, I'm often out of step and peeking into the darkness beyond the stars but that's how I like it and I hope you do too...

Shop policies

Last updated on April 21, 2018
“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.”

― W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart's Desire

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
It is of the utmost importance to me that you are happy with your purchase. If for whatever reason this is not so, please contact me and I will endeavour to resolve the problem.
Payment
PAYMENT MEHODS:

I accept payments through Paypal within 3 days.
If the payment is not received within 3 days and no contact has been made from the purchaser, then I will sadly cancel the sale.

CUSTOM ORDERS:

If you would like to commission a doll a 50% deposit is required at the time of the request, the remaining balance is to be paid on completion of the commission, prior to shipping.

LAYAWAY:

I do offer layaway terms for those who are unable to purchase their heart's desire at once.

Please contact me and let me know which doll you would like to reserve and I will create a new listing for you, depending on the terms of the layaway.

My terms are that a non-refundable 50% deposit be paid within 3 days. The remaining balance to be paid within 60 days, in installments if preferred.

If the balance is not paid and there is no communication from the buyer, then I reserve the right to resell the doll with no refund due.
Shipping
All dolls will be sent registered and insured.

I always take great care with packaging as I put my heart and soul into my work and it is incredibly precious to me. Please understand, I cannot be held responsible for any damages incurred during shipping due to rough handling.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please be aware that customs taxes may be added to dolls shipped outside of the European Union.

Thank you for taking the time to read my policies.