Mimi Kirchner makes dolls that make me smile and make me swoon. I just love them. One doll would never be enough. I'd want to own them ALL! If I could I'd add a room to my house: The Mimi Kirchner Room, and use it to display all of Mimi's beauties. THAT'S how much I love her work.
Photo: Sarah Deragon
Mimi Kirchner is a Boston-based contemporary artist/craftswoman. She has a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and talks here in a short email conversation from 2004, on why she began making dolls.
Dolls that delight, dolls that are ever so slightly mysterious, dolls that obviously have stories to tell.
Mimi's charming creations have a huge presence online, her work is easy enough to find and purchase - link here to her Etsy shop. (Availability varies as do the dolls.) She also teaches classes when she has a moment or two.
Also check out Mimi's foxy Fox dolls. SO delightful. (Note the little binoculars.)
...and her Fat Ladies. SO oddly comforting.
Note the expression on this red-headed beauty. Strikes me as an end of a long day day glance. Not one to suffer fools gladly?