Interview by MacPherson Arts & Crafts
1.Where are you from and where do you live now?
Born and Raised in the GTA (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) to Italian Parents
2.Have you always been interested in dolls?
I have loved dolls for as long as I can remember the first doll that really sticks out is my Doll "baby Marco" I got when I was 5
3.When did you first become interested in sculpting?
When I was 7 I “broke” baby Marco” and I was devastated. I told my parents I needed to fix baby Marco I was his mom and we needed to bring him to the doll hospital. My mother replied “ this isn’t your baby this is the stores baby so you don’t need to fix him” so I started to make my own baby dolls so if they broke I could fix them myself.
4.How did you first encounter reborn dolls?
When I was searching for some sculpting tutorials when I was a bit older I found reborns on google images and I was in love !
5.Have you sculpted dolls from the time you started sculpting, or did you start off with something else?
Before/ while I was sculpting dolls I would make animals especially when we rescued my first kitten from my back yard. I still love making baby animals.
6.How long have you been sculpting?
For as long as I could remember I would make my own toys and sculpt and draw with my sister and cousins as a kid, but I’ve been sculpting dolls since I was 7 so 18 years.
7.What medium do you use to sculpt your babies with?
Primarily Super sculpey
8.What inspires you to sculpt?
Seeing the beauty of life through articles and videos on social media
9.Do you sculpt full time or do you have other hobbies or a full time job?
Right now I have a full time job and I sculpt whenever I am free!
Other hobbies I have are illustration and graphic design
10.Do you only sculpt for kit production or do you do custom or portrait orders too
I started with customs but now I am making kits, sometimes my customs become kits like Stanley Oliver !
11.When did your first kit come out and what was the baby's name?
Stanley Oliver is my first kit He just came out September 2019
12.How many kits have you produced to date?
1 so far
13. Do you have a list of names of all of your kits you have produced?
So far just Stanley Oliver
14. Which baby of yours have been your all time favorite and why?
I love all my babies they all have their own positives and negatives like chapters of my life.
15.Do you plan to keep on sculpting babies for kits?
16. How do you feel about the reborn doll industry? What excites you and what upsets you?
I love it! Its my escape. The only thing I can say I am scared of is illegal kits.
17.How do you feel about the progression of the art of reborning over the past 10 years?
I feel like I’ve come a long way from sculpting babies at 15 and I hope to improve more and more with every baby I make
18.Do you think that this industry has a long term future or do you think its just a fad that will blow over?
I feel that reborns artists an collectors are very nurturing people and there will always be nurturing people out there so I don’t see us fading out any time soon
19.What is your plans and hopes for the future?
I plan to be happy sculpting and spreading my love for babies of all kind !
20.Do you have something new in the works and can we have a little peek?
Not as of yet but ill keep you updated !