Thank you for visiting my website, let me first introduce myself a bit.
Iím Adrie, the artist behind Adriesdolls, born in Harderwijk and raised in Amsterdam.
Iím a widow and mother of three wonderful children, a son Hjalmar, daughter Femke Marije and a son Eltjo, all grown up now.
I have loved babies and dolls all my life, still have some childhood dolls†I cherish,†I have always been creative but especially with pencils and paint. In 1991 I discovered sculpting when a lady in the neighborhood asked me to join her doll course.†I can tell you,†I was hooked from the start, bought the supplies that were needed and started to sculpt at home as well. At first†I used paper clay and sculpted girls but when†I came across polymer clay,†I knew that I found my medium and†I tried my first baby. Many of them ended in the bin before†I was ready to show my work to others and soon after that†I attended small doll shows, with success.
I love sculpting babies and I am always trying to achieve them to be as realistic as possible.†I canít tell you how exciting it is to see a face growing in your own hands. It gives me a great amount of joy when a new baby is ďbornĒ although†I am the worst critic for myself and meticulous to detail; every next one has to be better than the one before.
Over the years I worked for many companies, like Lloyd Middleton, AD, Masterpiece for dolls, Little Dream Collection and Dolls to Love for kits.
I also brought out some limited editions of solid silicones who†I love because they feel so real and cuddly.
Every now and then†I will sculpt some ooaks for the ooak collectors among us.
Now itís time for a new challenge, producing my own doll kits with the assistance of my son Hjalmar,†I do the creative part and he will do the sales part of our new adventure.
Itís very fascinating to see how reborners create a lifelike baby out of a blank doll kit, when†I browse a doll forum or E-bay,†I am amazed of the artistry†I see,†I canít compliment them all personally but from here†I APPLAUD them all.
Hopefully you will enjoy your visit to my website and donít forget to subscribe to my newsletter, it will inform you when new babies come in.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, come back soon.
With Love Adrie.