Friday, February 6, 2009

Run away to the circus

Ankie Daanen is porcelain art doll maker working in the Netherlands. Her dolls have a recognizable distinctive set to the eyes, proportion to the faces and ear position. They are exquisitely costumed, as the website describes. They are adorably charming and lively, seeming to inhabit a magical children's carnival.

Unsurprisingly Ankie Daanen is a member of NIADA. According to their website in 2008 she created the souvenir doll for the NIADA conference in Las Vegas. That must be a spectacular event. **I have to make a correction here since receiving my Spring issue of Art Doll Quarterly. The doll Ankie was presenting was called "Souvenir Doll". There's a beautiful picture of it in the magazine.

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