Aug. 10, 2022

Sandra Maxwell, BJD Artist and owner of Sandra Maxwell Studios

Sandra Maxwell, BJD Artist and owner of Sandra Maxwell Studios

Delightful conversation with Sandra Maxwell, BJD Artist and owner of Sandra Maxwell Studios, best known for her 7" resin ball jointed Punkin Pie dolls.  Sandra is also one of the heads of the upcoming Professional Doll Makers Art Guild Online Convention. www.inthedollworld.com

This is our first episode of our In The Doll World collaboration with the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild (PDMAG) as the Media Partner/Sponsor for their upcoming online convention celebrating doll artists within PDMAG.

Sandra's shares her wonderful journey with us from making dolls and patterns from the Women's Day and Family Circle magazines that her mother would purchase. Sandra says her poor mother would get a magazine that was all cut up because Sandra would get to them before her mother could get a chance to read them on the weekends. Coming from a single mom's home with limited resources she knew if she wanted to have dolls, this was the way to get them that didn't cost her mother too much money.  She was always making things because that was the only way to have dolls and other things she wanted, hence her first homemade cabbage patch doll.

After she got married and started a family, she found reborn dolls and then thought she might like to try sculpting, she started sculpting on her own and created a few reborn dolls, but really had an affinity for little dolls and thought she would try her hand with creating ball jointed dolls.   

She started creating little BJD dolls, and while she was working on them, she found herself giving them the name little Punkins..and the Punkin Line was born.

Although she created dolls in polymer clay, porcelain and other mediums, she's probably best known for her Punkin line of 7" resin ball-jointed dolls (BJDS).

In 2020, she was Industry"s Choice winner in the Dolls Awards of Excellence for her Punkin Pie entry, the first in her Punkin line. 

To find our more info about Sandra Maxwell and her adorable BJD dolls, please visit
https://www.sandramaxwellstudios.com/

To find out more about the upcoming Professional Doll Makers Art Guild Online Convention October 14th-16th, please visit www.pdmagconvention.com

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