Doll Cottage Studio
Hello, I am Donna Wright, 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.
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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