Posted 5 years ago
This is Simon, another NRFB Silvia Natterer for White Balloon.
Got him in the same lot as the other White Balloon dolls
About the artist:
Sylvia Natterer was born in 1949 in Oberstdorf, Germany. She got started as a doll artist in 1975, while living in Munich, Germany. In 1991, she moved from Munich to Vils in Tyrol where she settled in an historical schoolhouse with her family. The studio consists of three rooms of 70 m2 each. One is in use for experimental works in paper and wool, the second is for porcelain works, mould building, firing, painting, sewing and fixing the dolls. The third room is an art gallery for contemporary art and musical performances. Sylvia designs and sculpts all dolls in clay and builds the plaster moulds herself. Maria and Yvonne help her by working on the porcelain limbs. Griseldis and Christine help by sewing the dresses according to Sylvia's designs and patterns. All doll heads are unmolded, sanded and painted only by Sylvia.