Wednesday, June 15, 2016

In the Doll Studio



One thing I love to do at John C. Campbell is to wander through the studios and see what wonders are being created.


Charlie Patricolo's doll making class was just full of photo opportunities.


I loved all the heads rolling around the table . . .


I think that the completed dolls are Charlie's . . .


There were some real puzzlers under construction -- I'll show you the finished products in a later post.







6 comments:

Ms. A said...

I have a handmade NC doll, from many, many years ago. Wonder if Charlie was making them back then? It was a baby though. If memory serves, it was probably from the early to mid '80s.

Frances said...

Vicki, please do show us more photographs from your tour around the workshops. It's so interesting to see what sorts of traditions and skills are being passed along. xo

Mary Anne Rudolph said...

There is the most amazing, whimsical doll house of sorts at the Folk Art Museum in Balboa Park (Mingei Museum) in San Diego. It started with a doll that Alice Hudson made for her friend John Darcy Noble. The doll's name is Wednesday, a raggedy faerie doll. There is a book with photos called A Palace for Wednesday. The creation is probably 4 feet tall, enclosed in plexiglass, you can walk all around it and just wonder. Lots of characters, ladders, windows, knobby parts, sticks and stones and bones. These dolls in the making might be kindred spirits.

Barbara Rogers said...

So beautiful. A true craft of artistic merit. Not your ordinary "Barbie" here! Thanks. More more more!

Vicki Lane said...

Ms. A -- I think Charlie's been at this for quite a while -- could be.

Frances -- more is coming!

Mary Anne -- Oh, I'd love to see that. As a trip to San Diego isn't likely, I'll rummage around on line.

Barb -- No Barbies here!

Her's a link to Charlie's website for more dolls -- https://www.facebook.com/Charlie-Patricolo-Dollmaker-231230670411597/

Gayle Pearson said...

Love the "Cher" doll in the 8th pic!