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Porcelain FAIRY / FAERIE ~ by Susan Snodgrass
$ 1,500

This is a Porcelain Fairy / Faerie by Susan Snodgrass. Susan Snodgrass studied at the Yale School of Drama and performed at the Goodman Theater, Second City, and was a Shakespearean actress at Summer Stock. Susan Snodgrass began creating dolls in 1977. She is best known for her fairies that were introduced in 1981. She also produces other fantasy figures from her imagination, such as goddesses and mermaids. Most of her pieces are one-of-a-kind figures, although she has done limited editions for corporate gifts. Her work has been exhibited at the Musee des Art Decoratif at the Louvre (her work is under a permanent collection of the Louvre), the American Craft Museum in New York City, the Toy Museum of Atlanta, The Washington Doll's House and Toy Museum, Washington DC; The Mott Collection, Knotts Berry Farm, California; Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art, Bellvue, Washington; Delaware Toy and Miniature Museum, Wilmington, Delaware; The Carol and Barry Kaye Museum of Miniatures, Los Angeles, California; and the Miniature Museum of Kansas City. Some of her Invitational Shows and Exhibits include: Philadelphia Buyers Market 2000 - 2003, Summer and Winter Shows; The Dollery Show, Whitman, Massachussetts 1998 - 2003; Guest Appearance, Hansen Gallery, Houston, Texas 2000 - 2002; 2002 American Craft Council Craft Fair, Baltimore, Maryland; World Doll Art Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, 1994, 1995; Art Against Aids, Stricoff Gallery, Soho, New York, 1994, 1995; Dollmasters of the World, New York City, New York, 1993, 1994, 1995; United Federation of Doll Clubs Annual Convention, Montclair, New Jersey, 1990 - 1995; Annual Guest Appearance, Artique, Lexington, Kentucky 1989 - 1995; The Merry Christmas Shoppe, Columbus, Ohio, 1994, 1995; Guest Appearance, 1994 American Craft Council Craft Fair, Baltimore, Maryland; Tennyson - Metamorphosis Gallery, Provincetown, Massachussetts, 1987 - 1989, 1992; 13th Annual Creative People Art Show, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1991; Poupee D'Hier - Creations D'Aujourd'hui, Musee de Arts Decoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Paris, France, 1991; American Craft Museum, "Toymakers: A Family Affair", New York, 1990; The Pendragon Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, March - October 1986; National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts Annual Convention, 1979 - 1985; Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1983. Some of her Commissions and Awards include: Georgetown Collection 1999, Floral Whimsies 1998; The White House Christmas Tree, Washington DC 1993; Dolls Magazine Nominations for 1990 Award of Excellence for "Spring" (Porcelain $ 501 - 1,000 Category) and "Gentle Wind" (Porcelain over $ 1,000 Category); Neiman Marcus, Fine Jewelry Display, Chevy Chase, Maryland 1990; Bell Ceramics, Designer Doll, Clarmont, Florida 1988; Bell Ceramics, Design for the Golden Bell Award, Clarmont, Florida 1986; and the Atlanta Toy and Doll Museum, Permanent Exhibit of Fairies, 1983. Susan Snodgrass studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Susan designs the lavish costumes for each piece using antique laces, metallic fabrics, silk flower petals decorated with lace, opals, Austrian crystals and other precious stones. For the wings, she hand-paints silk stretched on metal frames or uses actual preserved cicada wings. The doll's wigs are constructed of dyed Tibetan lamb's wool. Susan has designed clothing, costumes, and jewelry for fashion companies and mixed-media exhibits. Susan has sold her work to artists and rock stars including Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix. Other prominent collectors include: Loni Anderson, Christina Aguilera, Jane Book, Dixie Chicks, Pam Dawber, Danny Devito, Kenny G, Wynona Judd, Ralph Lauren, Demi Moore, Stevie Nicks, Neil Sedaka, Richard Simmons, Britney Spears, Rod Stewart, Barbara Streisand, Sting, and Elizabeth Taylor. This fairy measures 14 1/2" X 6 1 /2". The whole structure measures 19" X 10".

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