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CDHM artisan Silke Janas-Schloesser, miniature artdolls, all hand sculpted

Happy Mini Accident

Silke Janas-Schloesser is a professional doll artist but a miniaturist by accident. Happy accident by way of a crooked house, that is.

"I'm a newbie in miniatures since February 2009 by accident. I met the art houses of Rik Pierce and fell in love with them. I was told by Karin Caspar, another miniature artist who knew my works, which the dolls I usually create would be much too small for the house we would make in that class taught by Rik Pierce. Since I wanted the little crooked house so badly I had to sculpt smaller and found out more about the scale 1/12th! Since then I'm hooked!" said Silke. CDHM artisan Silke Janas-Schloesser

She has been a professional doll artist and designer for over 17 years, creating fantastical dolls 10cm up to 130cm.

"I used to sculpt in almost every size, not really scale sizes because I prefer to create poseable fantasy figures and fairytale characters, which don't match human scale or proportions at all. I specialize in creating Faeries, Witches, Trolls, Kobolds, Dragons and Gnomes," she said.

Naturally she loves all things fantasy, whether in film, books or audio books. Living in a small village in Western Forrest, about an hour by car away from Cologne, Germany, the fantastic comes to her a little more clearly.

"I love fairytales, museums, films, books, watching people... It's all inspirational. I met Brian Froud several years ago and was deeply in love with his works. Like Brian I admire the works of Rackham, Bauer, Tengren and other artists who used to create fairytale characters," she said.
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