Wednesday, 15 July 2009

The Doll Exhibition

Yesterday I wandered off with the girls to the Doll Exhibition at the Dubai Festival City. It was an experience beyond words to see the doll makers & artists at work. Their work was so amazing... with such intricacy & attention to every detail.... that I really have no words to explain..

There were over 300 dolls on display from 15 talented artists from all over the world - Germany, Canada & Japan to name a few!! The exhibition includes different doll styles, doll making workshops & demo for kids as well.....

Some dolls were made of porcelain, papier-mache, clay, polymer clay (special doll making clay), special Japanese clay (that did not need any treating after modelling). Some were simply made of scrap material.

I love this with the cabbage dress - Look at the details - The ones that came out of a fairy tale -

The dolls with attitude - The cute baby dolls -
The pretty porcelain doll -
The papier mache cute ones -
The grumpy doll -
The detailed Japanese dolls -
I will feature two doll makers / artists here in the next few days.... so keep watching!!!

10 comments:

  1. awesome...looks like so much fun!
    we have a doll museum here in delhi..i must visit it again soon :)

    thanks for sharing!

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  2. Amazing collection!
    I Wish I was there.

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  3. Interesting collection of dolls - thanks for sharing :))

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  4. Wooooooooooooow, I would have gone crazy ... you lucky girl.They are beautiful ... look at their outfits ...more pictures Patricia ... please...please...

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  5. I want one of them! Lovely, lovely, lovely!

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  6. Will try to see it on Saturday! Thanks for the heads up!

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  7. Great to see your report!
    I am one of the artists exhibiting and I am from The Netherlands (www.marlaineverhelst.com).
    We are having a great time in Dubai
    Yesterday the Minister of Higher Education payed us a visit.
    The exhibition will have its last day this Thursday and is open from 5PM till 10PM

    Best regards,
    Marlaine Verhelst

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  8. Wow!The baby dolls are soo cute...!!

    The doll festival gives me a good reason to come to Dubai during festival time...!!!

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