Reborn artists are masters of their craft. If you’re a layman, you might not be able to fully appreciate their skills or time invested in creating these art pieces. In fact, you might not even be able to recognize the differences between reborn dolls and factory-made products.
However, these artists deserve all the admiration. Creating something unique is an arduous process that requires a lot of knowledge, skill, and patience. So, let’s take a moment to appreciate some of the best reborn artists in the world!
Jade is a native from Brisbane, Australia. She lives with her husband and three kids and she simply loves reborn babies! The love started when she saw a beautiful ethnic baby on eBay. Her admiration quickly grew to curiosity so Jade eventually started creating dolls of her own. Today, you can find a big collection of realistic pieces on her site.
If you’re looking for some diversity, look no further than Ruth Annette. This incredible lady is ready to accept any challenge ahead of her while creating some unique and intriguing pieces. Unfortunately, she usually doesn’t use her site to promote products. Instead, she has a closed Facebook group where her fans can always stay in the loop and see the latest models that she made.
Lacey Michelle Hayes
As a person who had lots of experience with makeup, Lacey was intrigued with reborn dolls. She wanted to learn more about their creative process and everything that goes into it. After selling a doll for $600, Lacey realized she has a talent for creating these unique items. In fact, one of her pieces was sold for a whopping $5,000 showing that doll lovers truly appreciate her work. All of her dolls are one of a kind with numerous intricate details. Besides her regular dolls, most of the items are focused on Victorian and Gothic themes making them quite unique on the doll market.
Wanda Monroe has been around the block for a while. Besides her regular dolls, you are also able to order a custom-made doll with all the precise features. All her babies are made by using vinyl Wanda also relies on magnificent paint-job and hand-rooted hair. If a client wants, she can do all sorts of modifications to the dolls such as taking limbs from another kit and putting them on a body of a different kit. This gives a lot of freedom to customers who always get what they want with Wanda. Her dolls are without scents or fragrances ensuring they are completely harmless even to people with allergies.
Cathy George and Julie Crosier
Cathy and Julie are sisters with an enormous experience when it comes to dolls. Since 1979, they’ve been making these little angels however, they didn’t make reborns until 2011. Then, realizing how cute these realistic dolls are, they decided to take their first masterpiece to a local craft festival. Needless to say, the reborn baby was a smashing success and from this point onwards, sisters decided to pursue a new career. They have a wide variety of doll on their site so make sure to check them out!
Most reborn artists are well-versed in various types of craftsmanship. Take for example Rayvn from Brisbane, Australia. She has an art college degree with a major in portraiture. This came in handy when she started reborning her first babies. After a while, she got a hang of it and started creating masterpieces that would, later on, take top places in various doll shows. Her focus is on gothic dolls and everything else that might seem a bit “wicked”. Hopefully, you will appreciate them as much as we do!
Like with most reborn artists, Cat was instantly intrigued by reborn dolls. In the end, how can people make babies that are so realistic? After doing some research and watching various tutorials, she decided to try her luck. This was back in 2013. Since then, Cat became recognized as a top reborn artist. As someone who majored art studies and art history, reborn dolls give her a creative outlet. Besides buying one of her dolls, you can also enroll in silicone painting classes through her website.
Amy has an incredible story. She was born without limbs and as such, she was never meant for this world. In fact, her birth parents denounced her after seeing her plight. But Amy persisted throughout her ordeal and managed to create a fruitful life for herself. She always had a knack for arts and drawing in particular. Over time, she learned to use various programs such as Photoshop and PhotoMechanic, and eventually, she started creating reborn dolls of her on. Through her website, you can purchase some amazing pieces.
Aleina has been around the block. For the last 13 years, she has been making some amazing masterpiece with Shyann Doll being the crown jewel of her collection. Her skills are recognized throughout the world and during Helpers Arts Festival in 2010, she managed to win the first place. Over time, she was involved with various companies who needed realistic sculptures for their project. Today, Aleina lives in Salt Lake City where she raises her 10 children.
Michelle Byrne Cairnes
Michelle started her reborning adventure slowly. At first, she started by restoring old Sindy and Pippa dolls and from there, fascination with these unique items only grew. After learning about reborn dolls, Michelle wanted to give it a try. In 2010, she made her first baby and due to overwhelmingly positive feedback, she decided to continue producing them and even open a shop in Middleborough, UK. Aside from your regular reborn boys and girls, the artist is also making fantasy dolls inspired by pop culture.
Susanne Oeren comes from Germany and knows a thing or two about babies. She is a mother of eight and she always loved small kids. That being said, it is understandable how realistic dolls would be interesting to her. After teaching for 10 years, she decided to take a different career path as she started making reborn babies. Through her site, you can buy various products such as reborn toddlers, ethnic dolls, anatomically correct dolls, twins, animals and so on.
Elvira and Vladimir Kuligin
In the reborn world, it is not uncommon for husband and wife to team-up and starts creating awesome masterpieces. Elvira and Vladimir are the best examples of that. Vladimir is the person behind the paint-job while Elvira handles design, customers and sewing clothes. Since 2011, the couple has been creating some wonderful pieces. They have a well-rounded collection with some really stylish babies and we hope you’ll love them as much as we do.
Marianne is a good example that in life, you can be whatever you want to be! This Finish lady is currently living and working in Sweden as a doctor but she is also a doll enthusiast. Like most other doll artists, she learned about reborn babies online and immediately got hooked. In order to give her babies a unique look, Marianne uses her own reborning technique. Her dolls are highly durable and she relies on Real Effect colors in order to bring them to life. If you’re looking to buy some amazing realistic babies, her site is a good starting point.
Wendy K. Sheaffer
Wendy has over 10 years of experience creating magnificent reborn babies. She always makes sure her masterpieces are made in a sterile environment, without pets or cigarette smoke to interfere with the process and quality in any way. Her incredible craftsmanship can be seen through the fact that people all over the world are adopting her babies. Furthermore, according to the artist, they have a 100% satisfaction rate.
Taryn Steyn is a South African native and a testament that the fascination with reborn dolls knows no bounds. The artist has 2 daughters and this is how her story with reborns started. At first, she thought that it would be a good idea to buy one of these babies for her child. After researching a bit, she realized that everyone can make these babies. After a few attempts, she succeeded in creating a very realistic doll. The hobby became a passion and passion turned into a business. Today, Taryn offers a wide variety of doll products on her website.
As you can see, most of the doll artists have very interesting stories. Majority of them have kids of their own so working with dolls and toys presents an interesting hobby. As you might know, it is really easy getting hooked on reborns – they are simply gorgeous!
Regardless of whether you live, there is probably a great reborn artist nearby. Reborn doll making has become a global phenomenon and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
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