About the Book
Beth Robinson's odd dolls are not something you will find in a toy store. They are hardly something you would buy for a child. They are misproportioned, strangely dressed, and they have a character uniquely their own. Each doll is entirely hand made using polymer clays, vintage fabrics, acrylic,paint, and sometimes real human hair or teeth. Each piece is one of a kind and created by hand.
Beth Robinson is a self-taught New England artist who has been making and selling hand made dolls since 2003. Although she found success with her oil paintings, her life was transformed when a friend introduced her to Japanese balljoint dolls. From that moment she realized that taking her characters off the canvas would be the best way to express herself. She is now a prolific artist with collectors across the globe. Her dolls have appeared in international galleries as well as the USA.
Jesse is an illustrator, musician and lecturer. She has a BA in Medieval Studies (Birmingham, 1987) and an MA in Photographic Studies (Derby, 1997). She has used dolls, toys and figures in her work since 1996. She runs a Higher National Diploma course in Visual Communication, teaching modules in Photography, Digital Imaging, Contextual Studies, Animation & Moving Image.