Welcome to Art Dolls Only's Member SPOTLIGHT! ADO shares an article focusing on it's members on the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 30th of each month! (February's 30th installment will share on the 28th)
Today's member spotlight is Dee Schiller. Dee is from Los Angeles, California. Check out her work!
What kind of Art Dolls do you create? oddfae! faeries are not pretty children with butterfly wings, fairies are strange and odd!
What is your primary medium? polymer clay and paper clay
How long have you been a doll maker? since I was a kid, professionally since 1995
How did you get your start in doll making? my mom was a dollmaker
Where did you learn to make dolls? self taught
Share a little about your first doll. It was a pipe cleaner centaur, sorry, no pix
How has your practice change over time? the dolls are getting more elaborately costumed, and the faces more detailed
What art do you most identify with? fantasy
Do you have a favorite doll that you have made? Arjhaan
What are your favorite materials to create with? natural fabrics and materials
Where does your inspiration come from? my sketchbook
What is your favorite supply to work with? clay
What is your favorite technique? sculpting
What is the most difficult aspect in your process, (anatomy/costuming/doing the bloody hair) and how you manage it? doing locks of hair; with lots of Bad Words
What memorable responses have you had to your work? a gal came in to my booth at San Diego Comic Con and just FREAKED OUT. She was totally afraid of dolls and was confronted with 'em everywhere. Total panic.
What advice would you give new doll artists? It's OK if your work looks different!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Don't give up
What is your favorite venue to share your work? Etsy shop, www.oddfae.etsy.com
What are you currently working on? Proposals for my second book, and a needle felted dragon
Where can our fans find you on line? www.oddfae.com, www.oddfae.etsy.com, the OddFae Blog, storenvy, Facebook, and www.faemaker.com