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    Last updated on 26 Nov, 2017

    Don't hesitate to make an enquiry and for further information on doll making and classes please check my website


    Doll Making Artist Opens Studio

    Hello and welcome to my 'Etsy Shop', here you will be able to purchase hand made artists dolls, made to order by myself as well as some doll making supplies.

    I am Donna, I am a wife and mother, I live in a beautiful area of Surrey with my husband, daughter, 3 dogs and Siamese cat in an old Tudor farm house with a cottage annexe "Doll Cottage" that is my studio.

    I am a self taught artist with a continual desire to paint, draw and create.

    A few years before my daughter was born I took up a new hobby; "Doll Making". Growing up I was always a girl who loved my dolls and I never out-grew them. I almost think it is a pre-requisite for any doll maker, how can you create something that you have no love for?

    I joined a 10 week Adult Education class in my local area and learned how to make reproduction antique and modern porcelain dolls, I was bitten, doll making became an obsession.

    For Christmas and birthdays I asked for doll moulds by my favourite doll artists, I bought my kiln, which I still use to this day, porcelain, paints and brushes - these also became an obsession the best colours and brushes I could find would only do. I learned every technique I could for creating my dolls and branched out for a little while at craft fairs in Surrey and Sussex.

    In 1992 my daughter arrived, doll making slowed for a while, I still made dolls for family and friends and ideas flowed but lack of time and space did slow things considerably.

    In 2005 we moved to our new house (on the borders of Surrey and Sussex close to Gatwick Airport) with its wonderful cottage annexe, from the start this was to be mine. More materials were bought, rooms designated for specific tasks including a pouring/studio room, a painting/study room and a sewing room.

    Now coming up-to-date as well as running my doll making courses I am sculpting my own dolls putting into practice all the years of gathered information to create my own special dolls, I hope you will enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them.

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    Last updated on 26 November, 2017
    Welcome to Doll Cottage, home of beautiful original and reproduction hand made porcelain dolls, each lovingly created for your enjoyment with the utmost care and attention to detail.

    Accepted payment methods

    Returns and exchanges
    I gladly accept returns and exchanges
    Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
    Send 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 personalised orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    Returns and exchange details
    If the item is damaged during delivery please send a photo with proof of damage, collection of the item will then be arranged and the option of a replacement or refund will be offered. In the event of the item being lost during delivery we will make every effort to make sure the item is traced and if it does not appear will offer a replacement or a refund. All Items will be trackable during delivery and will need to be signed for. In the case of a replacement each item is hand made to order and delivery timescales will still apply to allow time to reproduce the item although every effort will be made to despatch the item as soon as possible.
    Payment by Paypal, Cancellation can be made within 2 days with no loss to customer after this time the doll will be in the process of being made and a 20% charge will be made for materials.
    UK Delivery by Parcel Force 2 day delivery. Should delivery within the UK be less than quoted a refund for the difference will be made to the customer. In the case of the delivery costing more Doll Cottage will absorb the costs. Insurance is not included and if required will be extra.
    For orders outside the UK International Customs to be paid by the customer and not the responsibility of Doll Cottage, Please request delivery and Insurance prices before ordering.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    If you would like your doll to have specific skin colouring, freckles, eye and hair colouring please send a message with the initial order, every effort will be made to provide the colours required, you may be asked to provide a photo as an aid for reference, please be aware that these are hand made, fired and dyed products, colours may not be exact and no two dolls will ever be identical.