What are these strange creatures?
These scary dolls are not something you will find in a toy store. They are hardly something you would buy for a child. They are misproportioned, strangely dressed, and they have a character uniquely their own.
Each doll is entirely hand made using polymer clays, vintage fabrics, acrylic paint, and sometimes real human hair or teeth. Each piece is one of a kind. Individuals who love to collect odd, creepy, or gothic dolls will love Strange Dolls.
Who is the artist?
Beth Robinson is a self taught artist. While she has dabbled in a variety of mediums, it was the discovery of polymer clay that allowed her to combine her interests in design, sewing, sculpting, and painting and gave her a concrete foundation of expression in the form of Strange Dolls.
Since 2003 she has been creating macabre and grotesque characters in clay for collectors across the globe. She is currently represented in Berlin/NYC/London by Strychnin Gallery. Robinson’s dolls have been featured in the magazines: Gothic Beauty, Art Doll Quarterly, SPIN, “Stuff” in the US, “Maxim UK” and “Maxim Hong Kong,” “Rue Morgue” in Canada, “RIP” in Russia, and “Nordic Vision” in Norway.
Now here’s a doll May Canaday would make if she watched The Brothers Quay Collection while listening to Nightmare Picture Theatre and hadn’t slept in a week. Weird, misshapen and tortured, these unusual handmade dolls are…definitely not for children, unless you want them to have nightmares.” -Rue Morgue, 2005
- You can order any one of her Strange Dolls online at www.strangedolls.net
- A smaller selection of items are available on my etsy shop
- You can find merchandise like prints and tshirts at the Strange Dolls zazzle shop