KAREN VANDER LOGT ARTDOLLS
One of a kind Santa's, Dolls and New~Holiday Collectibles
Seen with the Heart
Life size Father Christmas, above -SOLD
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Welcome . . .
Karen Vander Logt started sculpting Santa's and Art dolls in 1999. She is self taught and lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their three sons. She hand-sculpts each of her "One-of-a-kind" dolls using super sculpey polymer clay, glass eyes, angora mohair for her Santa's and high quality wigs for her dolls. Karen designs and sews all their clothing herself using new or vintage fabrics.
Karen's goal in creating artdolls is that they no only be seen with the eye of the viewer, but also seen with the heart. Karen's dolls, along with her sister Mary's, have been featured in 2004 Better Homes and Gardens Santa Collections book Volume 6. Karen's doll photos have also been in Doll Reader, Dolls magazine and Contemporary Doll Collector, and she has also been listed in Early American Life Magazine as one of this Country's top Artisans, listed in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Directory of Traditional American Crafts Holiday issue. Being listed in the Directory is an honor given only to a handful of artisans. This award singles out their work as the best now produced in America today.
Karen has exhibited her dolls at the Hellman Gallery for the International Doll Art show-Chicago Illinois, IDEX Las Vegas. She has shipped dolls all over the United States and Internationally, including Canada, Ireland, Switzerland, Australia, United Kingdom and Greece. Dolls sell primarily from her website, shows and e-bay; she is gaining a long list of collectors.
My passion for Art . . . . has always been with me as long as I can remember, and now I have found the perfect medium. . . polymer clay, which satisfies me completely. I love to sculpt and sew, so this combines two of the things I really love to do. I am influenced by moments in life; the warm memories I have of Santa and the holidays. I try to capture the warmth and kindness of Santa along with the sweetness and wide-eyed innocence of children. I hope it reflects in the faces of my Dolls. I hope to reach people in different ways and try to help recreate memories of their own childhood. I'm so grateful for all of my family and being able to do what I love.
Karen Vander Logt
Life size Seated Carriage Santa ( he was made for the pictured 1886 Benz carriage) above -SOLD
"DECEMBER 26 th" 2 left
Santa is around 16" tall.
After a long night of deliveries, Santa deserves a rest!
Santa is asleep in his stripe pj's snuggling with his little bear under his reindeer quilt.
Satin mattress, pillows, quilt and wooden bed are all handmade.
Bed was cut out with a jigsaw, painted and distressed.
On the bed post hang a candy cane, tiny drum and calendar with Dec. 26th circled.
Industry Choice Award for "Cinee Claus" Cinematographer Santa-SOLD
Honored to share "Cinee Claus"(above)
my Cinematographer Santa Claus. He was a winner in the 2016 Dolls Industry Choice Awards.
"We must play the song we came on earth to play
we must not die with our music still in us"
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