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Brooklyn Dollworks will be attending the Artist Doll & Teddy Bear Weekend on April 29. There will be an art doll and teddy bear sale May 1st. the event is presented by the Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum.
Clarion Hotel & Convention Center
76 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029, ((free shuttle to the hotel)
Artist, Valerie A. Gladstone, and her work is featured in a new book titled "The Art of the Contemporary Doll". She is one of the fifty doll artists featured, working across the United States, who share personal insights about their own experiences with the creative process.
ISBN13: 9780764348600 | Binding: hard cover
The Art of the Contemporary Doll
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Want to learn more about the techniques used by Valerie A. Gladstone? Check out her blog.
ABOUT BROOKLYN DOLLWORKS
Founded in 2012, Brooklyn Dollworks, LLC represents the work of artist Valerie A. Gladstone. Future plans include the addition of other mixed-media figurative artists. In the 21st century digital world our mission is to promote artists making work in the tradition of primitive and old world handcrafted objects through public showings at juried shows and craft fairs, and through publications and online outlets.
To learn more about Valerie A. Gladstone and Brooklyn Dollworks, visit our blog, Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and on Pinterest for:
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HAND MADE IN BROOKLYN
It's been 20+ years since Valerie A. Gladstone first began making dolls in her Brooklyn Studio. Since then Kings County has become known as not just another New York City borough, but an actual lifestyle! Its recent global fame as a capital of creativity is not news to the millions of natives and immigrants whose families have long made Brooklyn their home.
It has a rich history and authentic cache that few places can match. Brooklyn Dollworks Studio is located in the Park Slope neighborhood bordered by Prospect Park West. A search is on to find a larger studio space. If you have a space available for sale or rent in Brooklyn send us an email at email@example.com.
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PAPER, PENCIL, WATERCOLOR
"All creations begin with a thought. These thoughts are than sketched on paper to get them out of my head. These sketches serve as a road map for the final Doll. The finished Art Doll rarely looks exactly like the sketch. The sketch is a map for the journey, the steps on the road are taken one at a time. with ,any detours".
At Brooklyn Dollworks we make good use of all the odds and ends acquired over the years. With an eye toward originality and quality, vintage lace and trims are combined with vintage textiles or buttons saved from discarded clothing. Fine old silks and linens with embroidery, sequins and beading are favorites. We have used velvet from curtains, yarn from sweaters, and family members know to salvage leather from old boots and handbags.
Our art dolls are distinctive one-of-a-kind treasures and that is no small thing.
ABOUT VALERIE A. GLADSTONE
Valerie A. Gladstone trained in music, dance, painting, photography, sculpture, costume, millinery, fashion and hair design in New York, the most inspired city in the world. Her doll making was born 20+ years ago out of a love of handmade objects, and every doll is a work of art reflecting the various influences that she’s absorbed from the rich artistic soil around her.
The 19th and 20th Century history of Brooklyn as the birthplace of The Greatest Show on Earth and home to Coney Island’s Dreamland Circus provided great inspiration for her series of special edition one-of-a-kind dolls. Gladstone’s dolls are as much about her home borough as they are about any other subject. “So much of our shared identity as New Yorkers and Americans is really tied to the history of Brooklyn, New York and I love telling those stories through my dolls."
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