ABOUT THE ARTIST
My name is Annemarie Kwikkel-Smit and I live in the Netherlands. I started making miniature porcelain dolls in May 2003, after seeing the lovely dolls on the Internet by Dana Burton .
After making a few, I was hooked! I had so much fun in creating these small ladies, only 5,5 inches tall!
I also started to study the history of fashion and soon I had my preferences for the Victorian and Edwardian era.
After two years I decided to submit my work to the International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) and try and become an IGMA Artisan. I was very happy that IGMA awarded me the Artisan Status in October 2005!
I also love to paint miniature oil paintings, after old Dutch masters. The 16th century has my preference; the use of color and light in the painting really intrigue me. I paint them in 12th scale, as true as possible.
The reason I started sculpting is that I had the wish of creating dolls and figures with my own hands.
They are always 12th scale and I have made several polymer clay sculpts, as well as three original molds from a head/torso for a porcelain lady and a head/torso plus arms/legs for a porcelain gentleman. You can find them on my Sale page.
My dolls reside in private collections all over the world and are awarded with several international prizes, like the 2013 and 2019 Dolls Award of Excellence Industries Choice as well as the Publics Choice by Dolls Magazine.
My porcelain kiln and polymer oven are powered through solar energy. That makes them so pretty :-)
CERTIFICATE - Every item is signed by Annemarie and will come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
GUARANTEE - Your satisfaction is extremely important to me. If for some reason you are not totally satisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 7 days of receipt of your items. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach me.
RETURNS - All merchandise must be returned in its original package within 30 days after the original contact. Full refunds less shipping cost will be made for merchandise returned in a condition suitable for resale.
PRICES & AVAILABILITY - Prices are subject to change anytime. A confirmation e-mail for your order will be forwarded to you, which will also contain the availability. There's only ONE of every doll available, every doll is unique and One-of-a-Kind.
SHIPPING AND HANDLING - Prices include shipping, unless stated otherwise. No handling charges applies to any items.
PAYMENT - For international orders PayPal only. For European payments Sepa bank transfer is possible.There is a layaway plan available. You can mail me for details.