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About doters

Sales 352
On Etsy since 2010

My Anthropomorphic Impulse, Etsy-fied.

Sculpting and drawing as a pre-schooler and sewing as a pre-teen; I've been selling my figures for over 20 years, pre-Etsy. At the heart of my daily practice is an abiding sense of sustainability; a commitment to using only organic materials such as earthenware clays and beeswax. Likewise, vintage apparel and linens beyond restoration are the mainstay of my fabric stash. Most of my costumes give new life to the work-a-day clothes of the last century. Every component of a piece informs my process, and often a nuance of personality will arise out of the remnant itself; my subtler way of doting on the planet and on the palpably silent past of so many storied objects.

Last year, I celebrated the 25th anniversary of my induction as an artist member into the National Institute of American Doll Artists, and in a few short months, I will be celebrating my 12th "Etsyversary" on this amazing platform. Both are associations of which I am very proud, professionally, and for which I am very grateful, personally. I could never have imagined how being a part of each group would enrich my creative life, and now, as we begin to test the fickle whims of COVID-19 and all its global variants, I want to encourage everyone who stops by my little Etsy shop to stay safe, and --if you NEED to stay home-- STAY CREATIVE! (And if I can help you with that, I am honored and grateful for your custom.)

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  • connie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Dotermeister

    My Avatar: Virginia Wool: Borne in 1996 of simultaneous readings of Virginia Woolf and an obscure chapter in Lewis Carroll, in which Alice encounters a cloven-toed queen who offers her a rather useful question about making one's way in the world.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to doters and thank you for your interest! I am a lifelong artist and pride myself on my craftsmanship and attention to detail. It's my goal to make sure that the package you open at your end EXCEEDS your expectations, so bring on the feedback!!

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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)
Returns and exchange details
I will exchange for any item not to your satisfaction for any other item of equal value, except custom orders, which will be handled via email progress reports on commissions over $100. ALL SALES FINAL.
I accept PayPal and am now pleased to accept all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express) through Etsy Direct Checkout! A 7% sales tax charge will be added to all orders received from TN addresses in accordance with tax guidelines for my TN county.

Sorry, but unless i know you personally, no personal checks or money orders.
All items are carefully packed and my fully-insured shipping profiles are pre-calculated based upon USPS 1st Class or Priority Mail with online tracking and my experience so far has been excellent. If you prefer UPS or FedEx, please convo me with your zip or postal code prior to purchase for a shipping quote.

International orders ship via USPS with their required Customs Form (which doubles as a tracking number according to my local postmaster). --And please: do not ask me to contact you outside of Etsy for 'your private carrier' arrangements. It won't happen.

I now ship in-stock items on Tuesdays and Fridays, unless working against a special deadline that has been prearranged via convo, and turnaround time on custom items is individually based on project complexity, which will be agreed upon by us via convo before i begin.