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Ilona Light Painted Doll
I’m a doll maker and photographer living in London.
I have been immersed in art ever since I can remember.

Hugely interested in dolls and “painting with light”, I combined
the two areas, which enabled me to create my distinguished
styles in doll photography and doll making.

During my doll customisation work, every time I gave a new
BJD an individual, life-infusing look, I dreamt of making my
own artist poupée from scratch.

I was extremely lucky to meet Lidia Snul, the very talented
creator of  BJtales, who taught me the craft of professional ball
jointed doll making.

With Lidia as my mentor and an amazing tutor, I studied
porcelain doll making and all ‘pro’s’ and ‘con’s’ of this very
special and incredibly durable, yet delicate, material. I have
developed my style in doll sculpture, and understood tricks of
the trade, which I have incorporated into my doll making.