What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

(Partially) Outside the Box



Lucia & Judith Friedericy/Freidericy Dolls

I know I am sometimes critical of dolls. It’s not that I don’t understand that they can be art, it’s just that I mostly find dolls to be off-putting. But every so often, Etsy recommends something way outside my comfort level that is nonetheless too outstanding to resist. Today is one of those days.

These are the stunning sculptures, shadowboxes, and yes, art dolls by FriedericyDolls, the brainchild of artists Lucia & Judith Friedericy.

“A childhood love for making dolls and puppets and an educational and professional background in theatre and fashion design all came together twenty years ago when I combined my interests and began a business of “dolls as art”. These whimsical figures are sculpted in porcelain and paper clay on a wire armatured body. The costumes are made from vintage textiles, lace, and silks.” -Lucia Friedericy

The Friedericys take as their inspiration characters from literature and fantasy, and their execution of those characters is nothing short of masterful. I’m especially intrigued by the figures that are half-in/half-out of their shadowboxes. I hope you are as charmed as I!

All images property of Lucia & Judith Friedericy/Freidericy Dolls, used with permission.




Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “(Partially) Outside the Box

  1. This is one of those days. I have not had my first cup of coffee when I opened this web site. Those dolls will be dancing in my head for the rest of the day. There are one or two I could do without, but overall a great collection. Thanks


  2. Oh, that Cheshire Cat! I think every dentist office should have one of those! 😀

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  3. Like you, dolls aren’t really my thing. Never were actually. However, I can appreciate the skill, creativity, and wit that have been invested in making these really very original sculptures. I think the Cheshire Cat is the most charming. I would have loved Shakespeare for my classroom. “You’re upsetting Shakespeare now” and ” Your making Shakespeare cry” might have been useful management tools.

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  4. These are too cute!! I love the Alice in Wonderland themed dolls.

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  5. I confess these don’t do it for me: all I can think of is that awful doll/picture art that Phoebe made on Friends!

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  6. “I mostly find dolls to be off-putting”, I couldn’t read the rest for several minutes as I was laughing too hard at this! ha ha ha! Donna…. I had creepy dolls, Chatty Kathy and Pitiful Pearl? (Though I LOVED them then) But these are quite artistic and beautiful , not off-putting at all!

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