art vs toy

More craft thinking and a surprising spark of interest

September 16, 2008

The lovely Age reporter, Fran Atkinson, asked me about dolls vs playthings. And this was my reply. I think that some dolls are clearly not playthings. Like the collectible movie/comic figurines. Not only are they not meant to be played with, they’re not supposed to be taken out of the box. And some dolls are […]

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art vs toys

September 15, 2008

Another question the Age reporter asked me, as she sat in my studio surrounded by dolls, was “Where is the line between Art and Toy?” That’s another hard one to answer. The ends of the scale are easily defined, but it’s the middle that’s fuzzy and gray. Art Dolls are often the exquisitely carved or […]

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