Deborah Darling Artist

Pembroke, Wales 58 Sales On Etsy since 2019

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Deborah Darling Artist

Pembroke, Wales | 58 Sales

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About DeborahDarlingArtist

Sales 58
On Etsy since 2019

My little world of nonsense.......

Since my fingers could create, I have been making dolls and toys.

My Mother and my Grandmother, had me fully competent on the sewing machine at 7 years of age and knitting dolls clothes before that. Coming from a quality line of makers, and a hard working Romany gypsy background, I was destined to follow my dreams and become the toymaker, teacher and puppet maker I am today.

I have a degree in fashion and textiles and a masters in ceramics. I do this as a fulltime living, this is not a hobby, its a job and obsession. I work on my own for very long hours every day, most pieces require a great deal of hand sewing, which takes time. I have been doing this as a fulltime career for 32 years now, but I was making dolls way before the age of 18 too, its in the bones.

When designing something new, I always start with the face, very often these creatures present themselves, with very little assistance from me. Making the whole process , still a very magical one.

I am always very happy to take on commissions or restoration work, just message me for details, thanks so very much for taking the time to read this X

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  • Deborah Darling


    I have been making collectors toys and puppets for 32 years now, where did that time go !? But time flies by when youre having fun doesn't it? I come from a very hardworking background, with Romany gypsy roots. Welcome to my little world of nonsense.

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