FAQ's Where can I buy your Pip dolls and illustrations?
Most of the dolls showcased on my social media pages I list in my Etsy shop. If you don't find them there it may be that I have sold privately or it's a commissioned piece. They do tend to sell very quickly once listed so you may need to be quick! In my shop you can also purchase my art prints, postcards and miniature doll face pins and decorations. I usually announce new listings via social media. I also photograph a lot of my working progress and inspirations on Instagram. I don't currently stock anywhere else I'm afraid. If you struggle to purchase a piece of my work, I am happy to make a reserve for you on Etsy or sell direct.
How much are your dolls?
I work out my prices on the time the piece has taken to design and make. I use both new and vintage materials in my work so the cost or uniqueness of a piece of fabric is taken into account when pricing. Remember an art doll is a one off. All of my dolls are unique, OOAK designs. As my work has evolved and become more popular I have calculated some new price guides.
Regular sized wall hanging dolls with wired legs start from approx. £220 Smaller dolls from approx. £180 Customs orders start from £260 (I only make my regular sized dolls as commissions)
How long do your dolls take?
On average a regular sized doll can take me anything from 10 - 15 hours to plan, sketch, make and photograph. I don't normally work solely on one item at a time but maybe 2 or 3. My work has a unique quality in that each piece has a carefully thought through story and inspiration behind her. I also hand stitch each and every doll - with the exception of their legs which I run up on my machine.
Do you do custom orders or can you recreate a doll I've seen on your blog that has been sold?
To be perfectly honest I like to work mostly on my own designs. I do sometimes take on commissions so please drop me a line. I'm also interested in people who would like to collaborate on a project. Everything I make is totally one off. I am rarely able to repeat the same doll twice due to the way I work and the one off scraps of vintage fabric I use. I am not keen on dolls that look mass produced and prefer customers to have the satisfaction of knowing they have a totally unique creation. I do however take pre orders for my doll face pins but only a few at a time.
Do you have any help with Curious Pip?
It's just me, I work full time as an Artist/Maker. I also do the admin, marketing, postage and packaging.