Sarah Niemela

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TATUM, $2,200.00

 Tatum is sculpted from Cernit.  The Cernit has been cured and painted softly with acrylic paints.  Her body is fabric and has a sturdy wire armature throughout.  She is sculpted to her upper arms and to her knees.  Her neck is posable and can be gently moved into the position desired.   Her fingers are wired for extra strength.

 Tatum sits 12” tall.  Her clothing is sewn from fine white silks and trims.  

Tatum’s brown eyes are hand-blown glass.  I made and styled her wig from dark brown fleece.  Her headband is made from fine white trims.

 She wears a bracelet made from Swarovski pearls and beads.

  Sarah did all of the work on Tatum.

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Alice and the White Rabbit, $2,550.00
 

Alice a one-of-a-kind doll sculpted from Cernit.  The Cernit has been cured and painted softly with acrylic paints.  Her body is fabric and has a sturdy wire armature throughout.  She is sculpted to her upper arms and to her knees.  Her neck is posable and can be gently moved into the position desired.  Alice’s arms are also slightly movable so you can insert and remove her white rabbit.  Her fingers are all wired for strength but please use care when moving her arms.  Alice sits 14” tall.  If she were standing she would be 23” tall.  Alice’s blue eyes are hand-blown glass.  Sarah made and styled her wig from blonde mohair.   Her clothing is sewn from fine silks and trims.   I needle-felted her white rabbit from my own design.  He is also one-of-a-kind.  I dressed him in silks and cottons.  His watch is vintage and is for display only.  Sarah has done all of the work on Alice and her white rabbit.

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KENISHA $2,550.00 SOLD

Kenisha is sculpted from Cernit.  The Cernit has been cured and painted softly with acrylic paints.  Her body is fabric and has a sturdy wire armature throughout.  She is sculpted to her upper arms and to her knees.  Her neck is posable and can be gently moved into the position desired.   Her fingers are wired for extra strength.

 Kenisha sits 12” tall.  Her clothing is sewn from fine silks and trims.   Her blouse is silk paisley trimmed with hand-dyed Venice lace and trims.  Her skirt is bronze silk with a fine lace underskirt and tied with a silk Shibori ribbon.

 Kenisha’s brown eyes are hand-blown glass.  I made and styled her wig from dark brown fleece.  Her braids are finished with glass beads.    Sarah has done all of the work on Kenisha.

 
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MALLORY $2,800.00 Show Priced: $2,550.00 SOLD

Mallory is sculpted from Cernit.  The Cernit has been cured and painted softly with acrylic paints.  Her body is fabric and has a sturdy wire armature throughout.  She is sculpted to her upper arms and to her knees.  Her neck is posable and can be gently moved into the position desired.  Mallory’s arms are also slightly movable so you can insert and remove her baby doll.  Her fingers are all wired for strength but please use care when moving her arms.

Mallory sits 20” tall on a purchased chair.  If she were standing she would be 23” tall.  Mallory’s brown eyes are hand-blown glass.  I made and styled her wig from auburn mohair.   Her headband is made with ivory Swarovski pearls, little flowers and silk chiffon ribbons.  Her clothing is sewn from fine silks and trims.   Sarah sculpted her baby doll and clothed her with a silk top, silk bloomers and a lace hat.

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2nd headband available for Mallory below.  Mallory comes with two headbands.  The pearl headband is placed on by lifting her hair in the back and sliding it on with the pearls on top and the scarf holding it in place behind. The fabric headband slides from the top of the head.  The base of it is metal and it will bend slightly in your hands to fit better.  Be careful to avoid her ears when placing it on! 
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Sarah Niemela Biography

Sarah, a Minnesota based artist, has been sculpting one-of-a-kind dolls since 1996.  Her skills are mostly self-taught but she has drawn from many talented artists along the way.  She prefers to work from photos or real life and loves the challenge of sculpting the likeness of a real child.  She is the mother of many children and has used them over the years for her study.

 She has always had a love of art and especially portraiture.  As each doll evolves it becomes a little portrait of someone unique and it truly is a one-of-a-kind.  Sarah studies real children constantly and tries to capture different looks in her dolls.  She is continuously working to perfect her sculpts and uses proportions she has drawn from children of different ages.  Her range of work has expanded since we began carrying her dolls 8 years ago.  We first carried her sweet Caucasian girls, and then one year she surprised us with her absolutely wonderful African American work.  She then began sculpting toddlers.  Her faces have great expressions and the hands and feet are exceptionally well done. 

 She sculpts with Cernit and applies washes of acrylics to enhance the clay.  Her dolls bodies are constructed from various media and have a sturdy wire armature throughout.  The fingers are all wired for extra strength.  The dolls may have movable necks and can be gently posed in the desired position.  She uses hand-blown glass eyes along with some that are custom made for her.  The mohair and fleece wigs on her dolls are all hand made by her.  Her daughters help her with the braided wigs.  Sarah’s dolls range in sizes from 12” to 34”.  She can work in any scale but prefers to work larger.  Sarah sews all of the doll’s clothing using the finest silks and cottons. 

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