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© 2019 Original Doll Artist Council of America

Barbara Felts

For as long as I can remember I have been compelled to create. I share this desire with my Mother and I have many fond memories of creating with her over the years. I wouldn't be where I am today without her encouragement to take my first sculpting class with June Goodnow at a doll show in 1995. I became obsessed with sculpting as soon as I had the clay in my hand. Since that doll show I have taken many sculpting classes and attended many shows with my mother right by my side. I have learned so much over the years but I strive to learn more each day. I mostly sculpt with polymer clay at this time but I have begun experimenting with other mediums.

 

I have won many awards over the years starting the first year that felt qualified to submit an entry.

Dolls magazine Industry choice awards (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Dolls magazine public's choice award (2014, 2015)

IDTS Judge's choice award - 2016

 

Due to health issues I was unable to sculpt in the past couple of years so I haven't entered for 2018 or 2019 but I intend to get back to sculpting very soon. I have just moved into a new house with a separate space for my studio. Once it is set up I hope to begin classes to pass along the information that I have learned over the years.

 

I am a member of several organizations

ODACA - Original Doll Artist Council of America

PDMAG - Professional Doll Makers Art Guild

IADR - International Art Doll Registry