R. John Wright blogs about the process currently happening to design the souvenir doll for the 'In the Beginning' event coming up at the RJW Convention.Read More
News & Updates
A behind-the-scenes look at the R. John Wright Dolls Design Studio in Bennington, Vermont. Written by R. John Wright, hear in his own words how the creative design process unfolds and how the world-renowned RJW dolls and animal characters are readied for production.
Ellen Tsagaris is the resident RJW Design Journal guest blogger. She has collected dolls since she was three years old. She has made dolls, priced dolls, repaired, dressed, and studied dolls and her blogging work can be found on the doll collecting section of about.com and on her personal doll blogs, Doll Museum, and Dr. E's Doll Museum blog. Ellen is a fan and collector of R. John Wright dolls and we were fortunate to have her guest blog for us about the love of bears.Read More
I wanted to talk about the cover doll on the latest issue of Doll News.Read More
Every time I look at M.I. Hummel’s “The Merry Wanderer”, verses from this song go through my head. Wandering has always been part of my life; I was born in Europe, in Athens to be precise, and my dad was in the air force and in NATO. My mother was always travelling, and also lived in Europe during World War II. She had a fellowship in Mexico, and scholarships to study all over the United States.Read More
I’ve had a keen interest in Hummels since I was in the second grade. For some reason, I thought that any molded ceramic figurine was a Hummel. I somehow got the idea from our teacher, who sometimes forgot she was talking to seven year olds.Read More
I think all dolls are self portraits, self portraits of their designers, their costumers, their dressmakers. Even mass produced dolls started as someone’s idea or art project, and even dolls made for retail began as handmade and hand dressed items. As with all art, a piece of the artist’s soul went into their making.Read More