Original artist dolls made of porcelain of Silvia Rotter, living in Vienna - Austria.

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Since 2007 I´m not longer making porcelain dolls.

My name is SILVIA ROTTER (maiden name Pröglhöf), I was making modern artist dolls of porcelain. (during 1990 till 2007)

               

Former member of : DAG and GDS

Some of the dolls sculptured by myself If you klick on the small picture, you can see this picture larger.

I have created till now 38 SELF SCULPTURED DOLLS , for each one I have need 6-12 month.
Till 2000 besides I had also worked at REPRODUCTION DOLLS.

Besides I made PORTRAIT DOLLS

At many international doll shows in ENGLAND, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND and AUSTRIA with competitions.
I received for my dolls 61 awards (1995 - 2006).

I make my dolls most times only in small limited editions (2 - 20 pieces worldwide !) sometimes only as "one of a kind" dolls, than the molds will be destroyed !

The limited editions I make only in "Various -series" (it means each doll is painted differently, has different eyes, wigs and clothes. So no one looks like another doll of this series).

Each of my dolls is made individually, only by my own hands and has a certificate to prove this, which is very important for collectors.


MY DEVELOPMENT AS DOLLMAKER :

In 1990 I began to make dolls of porcelain, after I saw at a big doll show many of this kind of dolls (I show there clowns of cloth with painted heads of plastic, which I made to this time). These dolls ("modern artist dolls") was very fascinating to me !

So I inquire how this dolls will made and where I can learn it.

So I took part at a doll makers class for reproduction dolls, but I was not happy there, because the teacher teaches 10 or more students and had only very little time for each student to explain some things. After this class I bought some used molds and made my first some reproductuion dolls alone.

Some month later I drove for a five days dollmakers class to one of the most famous dollmakers of Europe Mrs. VERA SCHOLZ in Buxtehude near Hamburg.

This class was for sculptering and building molds of our own created dolls.

There we was only five students and we worked daily from early in the morning till late evening.

I was not very satisfied with my doll, but now I know how I can make it and I could make it at home alone when I have time enough and inspiration.

But in the next years I made mainly reproduction dolls to become perfect in the craftsman´s part of dollmaking (to make greenware, smooth it, burn it, paint it, burn it again after each painting, put in the eyes, put on the wigs, sewing the cloth bodies, cram it, create the dresses, sewing the dresses and some more.

Besides making this reproduction dolls, I made more and more my own creations, self sculptured dolls, from which I made molds for casting by myself and finished it.

After some time, I only made this own creations and not longer reproduction dolls.

I´m enjoyed the praise and the appreciation of dollmaker mates, collectors and competent doll show visitors, which confirms to me again and again that they can see in my dolls, how I work on it with all my love and meticulousness.

At many of my doll shows I received awards as confirmation of the quality of my work.

If you are interested about my dolls, or you like to buy one, or if you like to talk with me about dollmaking you can contact me under : bonsaibiker@gmx.at

I would be happy if you make an entry in MY NEW GUESTBOOK ! Gästebuch (I lost my previous guestbook with a part of the html of this site, so I must set up a new one !)


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OTHER SITES BELONG TO THIS SITE :

Here you can view my present finished dolls

My SELF CREATED DOLLS :

PORTRAIT DOLLS

pictures of REPRODUCTION DOLLS which I have made :

My DOLL SHOWS till now:

MY AWARDS

My GERMAN DOLL SITE :

DOLLS WHICH I´M COLLECTING

MORE SITES OF OUR FAMILY :

our FAMILY homepage:

My motorbike - Yamaha Virago 1100 (only in German)

the GOLDWING site of my husband Herbert:

the BONSAI Site of my husband Herbert:

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Site draw up : Feb. 1998

last update : 01.01.2017