Ngel doll measures approximately 19 and includes. Although faded due to time, left foot shows artist's name and year, Akira 1985.
Please reach out if you'd like additional photos. In Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in 1970 started making dolls from cotton stockings. In 1972, Larry began working with wood and studied architectural restoration with an Italian master woodworker. He then worked in millwork, furniture and cabinetmaking.
In 1979 Akira and Larry moved to the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee with their two children. Then, in 1991 Akira and Larry began collaborating on creating interesting handmade dolls that were largely influenced by their love for nature and natural materials.
In 1992, Akira received an Individual Artist Fellowship in craft from the Tennessee Arts Commission. As president of the National Institute of American Doll Artists, an international organization of doll artists, Akira juried and wrote the introduction to 500 Handmade Dolls, taught annually at Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg and taught dollmaking in seminars around the world. Their work is included in collections around the world including Paris, France; the Sekiguchi Doll Garden in Shizuoka, Japan; the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas; and the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.
Akira succumbed to cancer at the age of 67 in 2013, after 50 years of doll making. We try to showcase the item clearly through photos so that you can be assured of the item you are purchasing. Thank you for visiting The Magic Bag Shop! Harry Potter, vintage toys, sci-fi figures, books, puzzles, and more.
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