Debbie's Character Dolls
I am completely self-taught, I loved creating faces, exploring different clays, Polymer has all the qualities I was looking for in my sculptures.
Debbie McIntyre’s Character Dolls are one-of-a-kind, unique creations. Each character is hand sculpted individually from a polymer clay and each of the costumes are hand sewn. These dolls have faces that look so natural that you will do a double-take when you see them. If you have a collector in the family, a Debbie McIntyre doll is a great gift to give for any occasion-birthday, Christmas, Hanukah, or just for so.
I have been involved in art my whole life. Sculpture was always my first love, working with different clays, fiber, whatever I could shape. I am completely self-taught, I loved creating faces, exploring different clays, Polymer has all the qualities I was looking for in my sculptures. The characters begin with a loose concept. I “sketch” with clay — much the same as a 2d artist sketches with pen and pad. As the character progresses it may go thru many changes, but I try to let it emerge from the clay. I will recreate a design, but the components are handmade each time. I am constantly challenging myself to make the characters ever more expressive. I began making character dolls in 1995. I do all the sculpture and sewing. Throughout many of those years, I was blessed to have family working with me. My son does all of the woodworking.