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Eva Helland: A Moment in Time
Written by Chandra Cerchione-Peltier   
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 00:00

The adorable “Starly” is irresistible in her exclusive original gown.The Artist’s Newest Arrivals Seem Heaven Sent

Seldom does a day go by when Eva Helland does not have a piece of clay in her hands, mohair at her feet or paint in her hair. This deep-rooted passion to create started in childhood. “As far back as I can remember, I have always had the desire to sculpt babies from whatever materials I could find—from mud to fruit and everything else in between,” Eva confides.

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Linda Kertzman’s Many Gifts
Written by Chandra Cerchione-Peltier   
Thursday, 01 November 2007 00:00

The Artist Comes Back From Terrible Tragedy With a Little Help From Her Doll Friends.

cerchione-peltier-princess-champenoisHow does one ever recover from the tragic and unexpected loss of a child?

Beloved and respected doll artist Linda Kertzman had to face this unimaginable question on Aug. 5, 2006, when her youngest child Tyler died suddenly of an enlarged heart. This catastrophic event, which Linda describes as “a much deeper grief than I’d ever had before,” so deeply affected the artist that at first she just could not bring herself to return to her sculpting. Yet, with the love and support of the doll community, Linda not only produced a powerful tribute to her son entitled “The Gift,” exhibited last February at Magnum Opus in New York City, but she now considers this last period of her life as possibly her most creatively prolific.

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Dynamic Duo
Written by Robert Haynes-Peterson   
Sunday, 01 April 2007 00:00

Lucia and Judith Friedericy Play Well Together While Creating Beautiful Dolls.

hayes-peterson-silk-lanternYou may sometimes ask yourself “Why hasn’t DOLLS written about this artist or that one?” In the case of mother-daughter team Lucia and Judith Friedericy, the fact is, their dolls are so popular and sell out so quickly, it’s hard for us to catch up with them! Often by the time the paint on a Friedericy doll has dried, it’s already in a collector’s hands.

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