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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Madam Morchella

Madam Morchella has graced us with her presence! She is hand sculpted from polymer clay with a soft body. Her body is a one of a kind pattern that I created specifically for her body style. The hands, feet and Face are original sculptures that I made without any molds or kits. I attached them to a body armature that I created to fit her proportions so that she is pose able.

Madam Morchella is quite the classy girl with her matching attire and fishnet stockings. She even has burgundy feathers on her striped witches hat to match her scarf! All of her clothes are hand made with one of a kind patterns that I designed just for her. Madam Morchella is about 12 inches tall with her hat, and ten inches tall without it. She has toad-green Glass eyes and salt 'n pepper Tibetan lamb hair. Madam Morchella is also sealed to be water resistant and is balanced to stand freely.

Madam Morchella is available for purchase. Please email me for a price!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Essie's Apples


Essie is a one of a kind art sculpture. She is an old woman apple peddler, standing on a miniature cobblestone base. She is wearing a handmade autumn green dress with tattered ends along the bottom. Her frayed cape and kinked, frizzy hair give her a witch-like appearance, making her a perfect Halloween addition. In her hands is a handmade wooden crate with tiny sculpted apples.


Essie and her accessories are 100% handmade and One of a kind. Her face is hand sculpted and painted using the finest art doll paints and is sealed to be water resistant. She has wired fingers and a soft body with an internal wire armature. She is padded with stuffing and is sewn to have realistic features. She has vibrant amber glass eyes and woolly mohair.


Essie's hair has been hand-colored and styled for a street-walker appearance. Essie stands just under 12 inches tall including the base. Her feet have mounts to keep her steady on her base and because she is wired, she is also poseable. Essie has many small details from the runs in her black stockings to the dried leaves in the bottom of her crate.


The miniature cobblestone base is a mosaic piece crafted specifically for Essie. It is also lined with felt underneath so it won't scratch any countertops. This piece is signed and dated as an inscription on the back of her neck.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Witchy Woman

Witchy Woman is a one of a kind art sculpture. She is an old woman broom-peddler standing on a miniature cobblestone base. She is wearing an automn colored paisley dress with antiqued lace trimming. Her frayed cape and kinked, pointed hood give her that witch-like appearance making her a perfect halloween addition. In her hands are authenic miniature broomes made of twigs, hemp and bristles.

The Witchy Woman and her accessories are 100% handmade and one of a kind. She has hand sculpted hands, feet and face attatched to a wire armature and soft body. Her body armature is padded with cotton batting and covered with nude nylon. She has vibrant green, glass eyes and silky, black mohair.

The Witchy Woman is priced at $175 and is available for purchase.
Feel free to email me for further details!

Thursday, March 5, 2009



Gemma is a One of a Kind polymer sculpture by Shannon Martinez. She is a full body sculpt and is painted with high quality, genisis paints. Gemma was created without the use of any molds, she is 100% original. This piece is 9 1/2 inches tall by 7 1/2 inches wide. She has real mohair and is extremely detailed from her hand painted, pink albino eyes to her glossy lips. She is removable from her base, which was handmade from polymer clay, stones, wood and faux moss. Gemma has little furry wrists, shins, thighs, and bust. Her wings are handmade and glittered and are removable for shipment. Gemma's cown is also handmade and has tiny inlaid gems (faux).





Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tilly's Valentine -In the works

Tilly is a frumpy little eight year-old with a keen sense of style. She loves puffy sleeves and anything pink. Her expression shows her excitement as she waits to ask the question, "Will you be my Valentine?"

I thought I would show some of the process I go through when creating my dolls. This is a work in progress and is not quite completed as of now, but I will update the photos when it is done. Tilly is made of polymer clay over a foil and wire armature. I actually made her a little differently than I usually would to try something new.

Normally I attach the sculpted pieces (hands, feet, and head) to a wire armature whereas this time I created each sculpted limb with a piece of braded wire coming out of it. Then I wrapped the wires together assembled the body. I wrapped the braded body wires with foil to pad her out as she is supposed to be a chubby girl. If you scroll over the slide show it will tell you which step of the process each photo is showing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Old Man on Easter Morning OOAK Art Doll

The "Old Man on Easter Morning" was just featured on the aHa American Holiday Artists Page for this week!
This is a OOAK (one of a kind) handmade sculpture. He is made from polymer clay constructed on a wire armature and painted with acrylic paint. His eyes are realistic glass paperweight eyes and he has real hair (mohair). This old man has a removable, pink, worn-out, bunny ears headband. He carries a hand sculpted easter basket- also removable- with green paper grass and four painted easter eggs. This is an original sculpture and will not be recreated at any time. He is signed by me, the artist, and labeled 2009. His shoes and clothes are also handmade and hand sewn. all patterns are original to this doll. He is 14 inches tall with his ears and he stands alone without a base. Thank you for viewing my art, all pieces are created in my smoke-free home.

Who is Granny Wolf?

A Doll maker since age 12, I've aspired to create many characters over the years. It all started spending summers with my grandmother. She taught me how to make her much desired peddler dolls: a six-inch clothes pin doll with a carved wooden bead head. More importantly she taught me the art of pattern and clothes making and the proper way to sew an outfit. I've come a long way since then making improvements and many alterations along the way, especially in moving on to sculpting with soft clays such as primo and prosculpt. I have even taught doll-making classes at Michaels Arts and Craft Store.

I spent 6 years as an Army Aircraft Mechanic but now as a stay home mom of a two year old boy (and one on the way!) I am finally able to devote more time to my arts and crafts. My most recent accomplishment is being published in Art Doll Quarterly Magazine, the November 2008, Winter issue. I love to create silly characters and whimsical themes out of paper mache, paper clay, polymer clay, wooden pieces, gourds, armatures, and any other sculpting materials that attract me. My goal is to be a full-time professional artist. Many of my works have already been sold and collected through Ebay and other ventures. I am proud to announce my new membership with AHA, American Holiday Artists, a juried group on Ebay!

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Bachelors of Science for Interior Design Commercial & Residential Interior Design - Space Planning - Flooring, Finishes and Electric Plans - Product Design and Speculations - Construction Documents - Custom Designs