Ankie Daanen

I'm Ankie

I am happy to share classes and art dolls with you and to meet you in the safe world of cyberspace.

About 40 years ago doll making became my mission! I love (art) dolls so much because there is an internal connection of the creation with the human spirit.

A doll can give you a smile and a tear on the same moment. They are a 3-dimensional illustration and tells imaginary stories.

I try to accomplish that the total impression that counts for a good doll is a combination of high standard craftsmanship, the recognition of emotional expression and the utility of high-quality materials. And when the doll is good it will stay in the memory!

My medium is mostly Creative Paper clay and sometimes porcelain. Besides making my own art dolls I love to teach and bring students into the wonderful world of doll making.

I taught classes all over the world and twice a year I am happy that  many students find their way into Spain to enjoy an eight-day Dollmaking Holiday Class. I always say about creating my art dolls; it is a never-ending story.

 For now, I consider myself as a very lucky doll maker. My dolls are now seen all over the world and I have to thank my audience for sharing their emotions with me, because it is they who inspire me every time, to try to make the perfect doll “that stays in the memory”.

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