laTeefahDoLLs1898

★Handmade Fine Art Pottery, Dolls & Reliquary Sculpture

174 Sales

laTeefahDoLLs1898

★Handmade Fine Art Pottery, Dolls & Reliquary Sculpture

174 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(149)
Shop owner

LaTeeFah

Contact

Announcement   ♥*•★INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, befOre you purchase, please contact me so that I may apply insured shipping rates with recommended TRACKING★****
☆*all commissions are considered

PayPal purchases of ready-to-ship items are shipped immediately

All items will be sent via insured shipping, worldwide, as they aRe very fragile, breakable ceramic stoneware•

. UPS International is HIGHLY recommended. lateefahdolls1898 can not be held responsible for uninsured items .

•Buyer is responsible for any Import Fees/Customs Fees to their country•

••••★S'sorry, absolutely NO REFUNDS, NO RETURNS★••••

http://kilstudios.simpl.com/contact_buy.html
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

☆INTERNATIONAL SHOPPERS☆: ✈ Please contact/ convo this shop about shipping to yoUr countRy✈

°☆visit http://www.kilstudios1898.com fOr archives & info...BUY on etsy☆°
hand sculpted, kiln fired stoneware clay and handsewn leather bodied valentine viXens, carnivaL couRtesans, storYviLLe sainTs, and everything in between from new orLeans to the waddly spwings°°°...

♫i like to play wiTh fiRe...
all iTems that i create are handmaDe originals...i do not mould frOm ready made objects. the original of each of my dolls, busts, belles & boXes, i hand sculpt from oil clay as plainly, and featureless as possible. a plaster mould is made from this, and a master is poured. frOm this, i cast in my custom-secret-stOneware cone 5/6 clay, any original to be once again, hand sculpted... this time round, with unique features, eye sockets, horns, adornments and anything else i may fancy. tHe sculpting, next to firing, is my veRy mOst treasured bit and iTs indulgence takes longest to complete. once all sculpting is brought to fruition, the drying process begins: in autumn & winter, 5 weeks minimum, spring 3-4 and summer 3 weeks. i can neVer rush this biT, as cracking and exploding disasters will most definitely result at 2200 degrees, and all thE work thus far, for nought.
Once thoroughly dry, the pieces are loaded and bisque fired all night loNg. Once cool, everything is meticulously glaZed in hand crafted mattes and glosses. rutile is my most cherished oxide, with black copper oXide being the most friendly. i NEVER use commercial glazes, abhor stains, and often times add ground bottle glass to see what may... Once a full kiln of doll heads, booTs, arms, hanDs, busts, bOxes, urns, bones, diLdollz…whaTever will fit, has once aGain dried,they aRe ready for their final firing. i utilize this time by crocheting & dyeing wigs, laces, and threads…sewing & stuffing kidskin torsos, and sometiMes sleeping to have good dreams. Once this kil is cooled, any musical modulars, whined up boxes and wirings are altered and assembled. Dollie heads get their glass eYeballs, wigs and sometimes their hearts. swivel heads are elasticized and ball joints are strung. Stoneware boots and arms are sewn onto leather legs, and the assigned anatomy is applied with a belly button and biTs.
all doll frocks, i hand sew from my obsessive collections of antique laces, linens & donated wedding dresses that i lovingly hand dYe. stockings are fashioned frOm both anachranistic and commercial ribbons.
i name and number every doll and piece. each is signed, "Kil StuDios©yearmade", followed by, if room is allotted, "handmaDe fOr me" and the kil studios mascot "killian", who wears in her art nouveau locks, a flower fOr each of the years i have been proprietress of KiL StuDios. "lateeFah" is most always in their someplace as weLL.
http://kilstudios.simpl.com/gallery.html
thank yOu ever so much fOr your interest, and visit often, as i add a bit from every kil to my etsy shOp, as i can neVer stOp...
all iTems in my etsy shOp & www.kilstudios.com are handmaDe originals...i do not mould frOm pre made objects.
all kidskin, leather, feathers and porcupine quills, are either given to me, or acquired vintage when possible. as i attempt to mimic old world doll making techniques, i am also an avid friend tO the animals...laTeeFaH*
http://m.kilstudios1898.com/

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 13, 2016

♥*•★INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, befOre you purchase, please contact me so that I may apply insured shipping rates with recommended TRACKING★****
☆*all commissions are considered

PayPal purchases of ready-to-ship items are shipped immediately

All items will be sent via insured shipping, worldwide, as they aRe very fragile, breakable ceramic stoneware•

. UPS International is HIGHLY recommended. lateefahdolls1898 can not be held responsible for uninsured items .

•Buyer is responsible for any Import Fees/Customs Fees to their country•

••••★S'sorry, absolutely NO REFUNDS, NO RETURNS★••••

http://kilstudios.simpl.com/contact_buy.html
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

☆INTERNATIONAL SHOPPERS☆: ✈ Please contact/ convo this shop about shipping to yoUr countRy✈

°☆visit http://www.kilstudios1898.com fOr archives & info...BUY on etsy☆°
hand sculpted, kiln fired stoneware clay and handsewn leather bodied valentine viXens, carnivaL couRtesans, storYviLLe sainTs, and everything in between from new orLeans to the waddly spwings°°°...

♫i like to play wiTh fiRe...
all iTems that i create are handmaDe originals...i do not mould frOm ready made objects. the original of each of my dolls, busts, belles & boXes, i hand sculpt from oil clay as plainly, and featureless as possible. a plaster mould is made from this, and a master is poured. frOm this, i cast in my custom-secret-stOneware cone 5/6 clay, any original to be once again, hand sculpted... this time round, with unique features, eye sockets, horns, adornments and anything else i may fancy. tHe sculpting, next to firing, is my veRy mOst treasured bit and iTs indulgence takes longest to complete. once all sculpting is brought to fruition, the drying process begins: in autumn & winter, 5 weeks minimum, spring 3-4 and summer 3 weeks. i can neVer rush this biT, as cracking and exploding disasters will most definitely result at 2200 degrees, and all thE work thus far, for nought.
Once thoroughly dry, the pieces are loaded and bisque fired all night loNg. Once cool, everything is meticulously glaZed in hand crafted mattes and glosses. rutile is my most cherished oxide, with black copper oXide being the most friendly. i NEVER use commercial glazes, abhor stains, and often times add ground bottle glass to see what may... Once a full kiln of doll heads, booTs, arms, hanDs, busts, bOxes, urns, bones, diLdollz…whaTever will fit, has once aGain dried,they aRe ready for their final firing. i utilize this time by crocheting & dyeing wigs, laces, and threads…sewing & stuffing kidskin torsos, and sometiMes sleeping to have good dreams. Once this kil is cooled, any musical modulars, whined up boxes and wirings are altered and assembled. Dollie heads get their glass eYeballs, wigs and sometimes their hearts. swivel heads are elasticized and ball joints are strung. Stoneware boots and arms are sewn onto leather legs, and the assigned anatomy is applied with a belly button and biTs.
all doll frocks, i hand sew from my obsessive collections of antique laces, linens & donated wedding dresses that i lovingly hand dYe. stockings are fashioned frOm both anachranistic and commercial ribbons.
i name and number every doll and piece. each is signed, "Kil StuDios©yearmade", followed by, if room is allotted, "handmaDe fOr me" and the kil studios mascot "killian", who wears in her art nouveau locks, a flower fOr each of the years i have been proprietress of KiL StuDios. "lateeFah" is most always in their someplace as weLL.
http://kilstudios.simpl.com/gallery.html
thank yOu ever so much fOr your interest, and visit often, as i add a bit from every kil to my etsy shOp, as i can neVer stOp...
all iTems in my etsy shOp & www.kilstudios.com are handmaDe originals...i do not mould frOm pre made objects.
all kidskin, leather, feathers and porcupine quills, are either given to me, or acquired vintage when possible. as i attempt to mimic old world doll making techniques, i am also an avid friend tO the animals...laTeeFaH*
http://m.kilstudios1898.com/

LaTeeFah

Contact shop owner

LaTeeFah

View all 38 items

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(149)
lunacywitch

lunacywitch on Aug 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This crimson doll is fabulous - almost as Fabulous as her maker. She fits right in with my other dollies. Thanks, my girl! xoxo - enjoy the Rockies!

lunacywitch

lunacywitch on Aug 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am diggin' this Bee-autiful bee hand. It's on my kitchen table and already draws comments. I may have to start a new mini-collection!

lunacywitch

lunacywitch on Aug 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I've been looking at having Mary come home to me for a while. She is just lovely. Her holy whiteness stands out among my collection. I can't stop looking at her!

View all 149 reviews

Updates

LaTeefah is up at dawn...setting hand-cut leather flowers into her handmade, stoneware ceramic, "Double Crossed" left hand of Luck...buy it now!...as it's the only one of its kiNd.keycap_star•..

About

ƒeldspathic ƒaire...

*•.*•
Being the daughter of American Diplomats, LaTeefah's early life formed round constant travel, and rapid adjustments to cultures she readily adopted as her own. "Family or classroom excursions to local Art Galleries, Byzantine Ruins, Ancient Cities, all had the greatest impingement on my young self…"
Not until seeking employment at what was the oldest working American art pottery, did LaTeeFaH learn the alchemy, and all that was needed to begin mastering earthen clay and glazes. "I have fired over 1,000 kilns in my life, thus far..."
"Prior to being sculpted in stoneware clay, each of my hand crafted originals are first made from an oil clay that is pliable, and very forgiving. Molds of these originals, yield a library of all that is called for in order to build as i wish. Every brain, bawdy bit, and balmoral boot, are of my own original sculpts. I never mold from any found objects. Being a sculptor, is to me, the responsibility to use my own manipulation of materials to bring forth a recognition in others of how we espy. I've a tendency to subjugate the tiniest detail, going as far as to rename feldspars and oxides." All clay and glaze are handcrafted within her studio. In tandem with these kiln fired clay appendages, LateeFah sews leather torsos, crochets wigs, hand- stitches old century garments, and even lends her voice to original sound recordings, to animate "Perverted Puppets", "liTTle leather ladees", musical "stonewareTTes", urns and reliquaries of all sizes.
In the studio, she is most pleased visiting with historical heroines, of anachronistic eras.
LaTeeFaH's etsy shop is a subsidiary to her 17 year running, Fine Art Pottery, aptly named "KiL StuDios" ©. (kil is Old English for kiln)
She has shown in galleries throughout North America, with a concentration in the city of New Orleans. She has beloved collectors of her handmade originals, on nearly every continent.
Her clientele includes John C. Reilly, Pantera and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.
º..etsy saVes..º

Tweet
Around the web
Shop members
  • LaTeeFah

    Owner, MasTer Sculptor, Photographer

    ... fervently sculpts limbs, torsos, pretty little heads, musical reliquaries, tile and anything that can be used in crafting her one of a kind sought after creaTions. Her handmade dolls and sculpture are collected worldwide.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 2, 2016
i play wiTh fiRe...

the original of each of my dolls, busts, belles & boXes, i hand sculpt from oil clay as plainly, and featureless as possible. a plaster mould is made from this, and a master is poured. frOm this, i cast in a custom-secret-stOneware cone 5/6 clay, any original to be once again, hand sculpted... this time round, with unique features, eye sockets, horns, adornments and anything else i may fancy. tHe sculpting, next to firing, is my veRy mOst treasured bit and iTs indulgence takes longest to complete. once all sculpting is brought to fruition, the drying process begins: 3-5 weeks minimum. i can neVer rush this biT, as cracking and exploding disasters will most definitely result at 2200 degrees, and all thE work thus far, for nought.
Once thoroughly dry, the pieces are loaded and bisque fired all night loNg. Once cool, everything is meticulously glaZed in hand crafted mattes and glosses. rutile is my most cherished oxide, with black copper oXide being the most friendly. i NEVER use commercial glazes, abhor stains, and often times add ground bottle glass to see what may... Once a full kiln of doll heads, booTs, arms, hanDs, busts, bOxes, urns, bones, diLdolls*…whaTever will fit, has once aGain dried,they aRe ready for their final firing. i utilize this time by crocheting & dyeing wigs, laces, and threads…sewing & stuffing kidskin torsos, and sometiMes sleeping to have good dreams. Once this kil is cooled, any musical modulars, whined up boxes and wirings are altered and assembled. Dollie heads get their glass eYeballs, wigs and sometimes their hearts. swivel heads are elasticized and ball joints are strung. Stoneware boots and arms are sewn onto leather legs, and the assigned anatomy is applied with a belly button and biTs.
all doll frocks, i hand sew from my obsessive collections of antique laces, linens & donated wedding dresses that i lovingly hand dYe. stockings are fashioned frOm both anachranistic and commercial ribbons.
i name and number every doll and piece. each one is signed, "Kil StuDios©yearmade", followed by, if room is allotted, "handmaDe fOr me" and the kil studios mascot "killian", who wears in her art nouveau locks, a flower fOr each of the years i have been proprietress of KiL StuDios. "lateeFah" is most always in their someplace as weLL.
thank yOu ever so much fOr your interest, and visit often, as i add a bit from every kil to my etsy shOp, as i can neVer stOp...L*

all iTems in my etsy shOp & www.kilstudios.com are handmaDe originals...i do not mould frOm pre made objects.
♫ all kidskin, leather, feathers and porcupine quills, are either given to me, or acquired vintage when possible. as i attempt to mimic old world doll making techniques, i am also an avid friend tO the animals...laTeeFaH*

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Purchases by Credit Card must clear before shippment...to avoid delay, please use PayPal*

i will reserve one item at a tiMe fOr up to 4 business days...perhaps longer, if you ask.

° aLL Credit Card payments must clear before shipment

*•°if you aRe new to etsy, with no feedback, shop, or history, I ask that you please contact me upon request, to verify your shipping address•☆°*

☆•The buyer is responsible for any and all Import Fees/Customs Fees to their country, so please check with your local policies•☆

ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Shipping
•☆INTERNATIONAL BUYERS☆:
Please contact/ convo this shop about shipping to yoUr region, and shipping cost adjustments...


☆•The buyer is responsible for any and all Import Fees/Customs Fees to their country, so please check with your local policies•☆
Refunds and Exchanges
s'sorry....ABSOLUTELY NO RETURNS, & NO REFUNDS ...Please read process and policy for this shop carefully.

Any and all third party purchases are FINALE.•*

Purchases by Credit Card must clear before shippment...to avoid delay, please use PayPal*

ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Additional policies and FAQs
*please inquire aBout special orDers...
and visit both
http://kilstudios.simpl.com/gallery.html
aNd
www.kilstudios1898.com
to view galleries of past & recent wOrk by
LaTeefah WriGht...
*•All commisions are considered*⭐️