JanConwell

Art Dolls and Folk Art

Prescott, Arizona · 365 Sales

JanConwell

Art Dolls and Folk Art

Prescott, Arizona 365 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(168)

Announcement   Welcome. I am happy to do custom work if you see something in sold dolls that you like. No two will ever be the same--it's the nature of the work--but I can make a similar style. Thanks for visiting.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 11, 2017

Welcome. I am happy to do custom work if you see something in sold dolls that you like. No two will ever be the same--it's the nature of the work--but I can make a similar style. Thanks for visiting.

Jan Conwell

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Jan Conwell

August: cloth and clay art doll
$150.00
Becky by Jan Conwell
$175.00
Rabbit Doll: Vincent
$78.00
Long Legged Rabbits Paper Pattern by JDConwell
$7.50
Made To Order Izannah Walker inspired doll
$335.00
Painted Ladies Candlestick Doll: Cleo
$58.00
Elf Boys of the North Pole
$158.00
Painted Lady Candlestick Doll: Olive
$58.00
Painted Lady Candlestick Doll: Tansy
$58.00
Painted Ladies Candlestick Doll: Monique
$58.00
Painted Lady Candlestick Doll: Noel
$58.00
Jack Frost Art Doll by JDConwell
$105.00
PrimitivePin Keep -- Folkart Duck E-Pattern
$6.50
Romantic Boudoir Bed Doll
$65.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(168)
ClaudiaReed8

ClaudiaReed8 on Apr 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Another wonderful doll created by you, just for me! Thank you so much Jan! I'll be back again. :)

nlh256

nlh256 on Mar 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I luv this pattern! Thank you.

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About

"In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn't creak." ~ Tom Robbins

My debut as an artist was in first grade, when my hometown museum featured my drawings in an exhibit. I was oil painting by the fourth grade, and sewing/crafting by sixth. I have always loved to make something out of nothing--a scavenger’s mentality I inherited from my mom—and my biggest weakness is an inability to throw away or pass up interesting “found things”.

Combining a lifetime of hearth-crafts, an MA in Archetypal Mythology, and a joyful discovery of sculpting, I began in 2010 to make dolls and folk art. I’m a self-taught artist in every medium I use, but my studies of mythic archetypes in story structure still fascinate me, and inform much of what I do today. I see a profound connection between people and their expression of themselves in dolls and figurative folk art. Having moved all over the US for the last twenty-five years, I have absorbed a number of cultural and artistic influences that express themselves in my characters.

Hopping from one medium to another—gourds, wood, cloth, clay, junk--keeps the art fresh for me and keeps me learning. Oscillating between historically influenced and original inspirations keeps the artistic day job fun, and lets me tell stories. I tend to wander wide with my art. I used to worry about that, but collectors seem to like the variety, so I just go with it now.

If I had to pin it down to a Jeopardy category, the best I could do is: "Things With Faces".

My favorite thing about my job (other than working in bare feet) is this: there really is no end of ideas.

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  • Jan Conwell

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Scavenger, Photographer, Shipper

    I live and work in the Prescott area of Arizona, thriving in this high desert mountain country. As my work matures and I learn more about what I am compelled to create, I see changes...but I see continuity as well. There is no end of ideas.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 11, 2015
I enjoy making folk art and dolls with a vintage flavor, but not exact reproductions. My approach is that of the Creative Anachronist: I use the methods and materials of the past to create what I envision today.

If you're interested in the Layaway Plan, see the info in "Additional Information" and "Payment Policy".

I discovered that trying to make a custom doll interferes with the process of creating from the heart, so I don't do it anymore. I do make requested types of dolls, (ex: you want an Izannah Walker or a Queen Anne type) but always with my own original vision and interpretation. I think that's why we buy art, and I hope this aspect of my work speaks for itself.

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Payment
By law I am required to add a 6.4% state sales tax to the total for purchases by Arizona Residents.

I accept Paypal and credit cards through Paypal. Payment must be received within five business days of purchase or the item will be returned to the store inventory. I also accept checks and money orders, shipping as soon as payment clears the bank.

Any item not redeemed on the layaway plan after the one-month deadline will be returned to the shop listings, and 1/2 the original deposit returned.
Shipping
Unless you specify otherwise at the time of purchase, I will use USPS first class or priority, depending on the package (i.e. when the cost difference between parcel post and priority is negligible.) I will ship anywhere, just convo me for shipping costs.

Items will be shipped within two business days of payment clearing.

In the interest of Saving the Planet, we use recycled material for packing. In the interest of getting your item to you all in one piece, we use a lot of it.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns sent to me within 30 days of purchase in the original condition will warrant a full refund of purchase cost minus original shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Layaway Plan: Contact me if you're interested in a Layaway.

Payments must be through Paypal. I'll make two special listings for you: the first for one-third payment, which will hold an item reserved for you for one month. The second listing will be for the remainder of the amount.

Let me know if this is the plan for you!