Gerda Schaarman-Rijsdijk

Feel free to inquire on other new work as well by emailing kmalone@dollery.com and make sure to get on our mailing list for Gerda's work. Last year we had work from Gerda's wonderful Creme de la Femme collection and before that the Poetry collection. Gerda only creates approx. 6  to 8 dolls a year currently. We have been thrilled to acquire many of these amazing works of art. We have just updated Gerda's page with dolls. Gerda's  dolls are made of paper clay and have hand painted eyes and mohair. Gerda started making larger dolls in 2010 when she debuted her  "Passion for Fashion" dolls.  We carried some of Gerda's smaller dolls in 2003 and 2004 and we also have one little Asian doll from her not shown here from a dealer that has closed shop. Please inquire.  Email Kim at kmalone@dollery.com for information on the dolls listed below.

Bio info directly from Gerda - Hi I am Gerda, have the Dutch nationality but now living in Spain in a beautiful valley with vineyards. An area full of inspiration for all my artistic activities. Being a fashion designer I turned to doll art in 1988. My introduction into the United States started with an article in the May 1990 issue of Doll Reader. Since then I experienced great appreciation for my talent, craftsmanship, artistry and wide creativity.

Notes from various publications :
"Gerda Schaarman Rijsdijk is the artist behind GSR art dolls. She is a highly talented autodidact sculptor using different mediums and is very committed to her creations with strong feeling for detail. With her fashion designer roots she pursues constantly a challenge in style and design. This resulted and is still resulting overtime - with great talent for creativity - in surprising style evolutions and
artistic visions in her work ...but always with a red thread of her so recognizable art style. Of which the clothing design and finishing, the harmony in color setting, the hand painting and the emotion are an integrated part."- Fashion in the centre of her mind transforms her creations into works of art-

Contact kmalone@dollery.com or call 781-447-6677

2014 Dolls

New Theatre 2 pieces for 2014

Japanese Paperclay.  Hand painted. Mohair wigs, painted eyes. 
Antique fabrics.

Noir Silhouette, $4,600.00 usd SOLD
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Leather shoes.  13"- 14" (32cm-35cm)
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More Theatre 2 pieces for 2014
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Purple Romance, 1/K, Paperclay, $4,600.00 usd SOLD
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13.5" (34cm) seated on wood stool
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See something you like but it is sold?  Consider doing a Custom Order.  Each is a one of a kind but similar themes or looks can be achieved.  Different hair, eye and costume colors of your choice! 25% down and then you can either make monthly payments or pay the balance when the piece comes in.  You can even request pieces to come in into 2015. 
Vintage Dreams, 1/K, Paperclay, $4,600.00 usd SOLD
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13.5" (34cm) seated on wood stool
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Purple Romance & Vintage Dreams
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2013 Dolls - Be sure to inquire on others not shown here.
 Email kmalone@dollery.com

"Puppeteer" Series

"Rooms of Mysteries" - One of a Kind - New!  SOLD

The dolls are one of a kinds, hand-sculpted from Japanese Paperclay. (shoes included etc),  Hand-painted. with a technique that delivers a painting like outlook. 

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2012 Dolls - Be sure to inquire on others not shown here. Email kmalone@dollery.com

"Creme de La Femme" Series

"Pink Sugar" - One of a Kind - New!

The dolls are one of a kinds, handsculpted from Japanese Paperclay.(shoes included etc),  Handpainted. with a technic that delivers a painting like outlook. 

Clothes are made of high quality antique fabrics .

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2011 Dolls - Be sure to inquire on others not shown here. Email kmalone@dollery.com

 

The Poetic Line by Gerda

"The Flower" - OOAK - SOLD - inquire on others in this series

A Bird's Song, 18" - SOLD - inquire on others in this series
 A Poet's Mind  (SOLD)
Dolls are 14" - 15" (bases are different) -
   
(below) A Poet's Mind

 

2010 Dolls

 
"Passion for Fashion" - Contact kmalone@dollery.com for more information. Others will be posted soon.
"A Flattering Tight Corset" (below) - One of a Kind - $3,800.00 - SOLD
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"Talk of Nostalgia" (below) - One of a Kind - $3,800.00 - SOLD
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"Harmony of Movement" (below) - One of a Kind - $3,800.00 - SOLD
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2004, Celebration
One of a Kind
$3,200
SOLD
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Full Body Porcelain
Blue painted eyes, Blond Mohair
Holds a tiny goblet and sits on a decorated box.
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