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www.inthedollworld.com Join In The Doll World™, doll podcast and YouTube channel, for intimate interviews with your favorite doll creatives, including: Mel Odom, Stacey McBride-Irby, Pat Henry, and Robert Tonner. Meet them up-close as they share their journeys. Learn what inspires and propels them! Hear their struggles and adversities. Share in the joy of their triumphs!
Let In The Doll World take you on a worldwide tour, as we search the globe for amazing stories from new and fascinating movers-and-shakers who are expanding and reshaping the doll world! These doll artists, companies, collectors, storytellers, repainters, and accessory makers will become some of your new favorites!
Hosts: In The Doll World, doll podcast and YouTube channel, is hosted by Georgette Taylor, the history-making doll creator who co-founded and co-invented Big Beautiful Dolls™ (BBD), the first plus-sized fashion dolls; and, Tammy Fisher, doll expert and owner of Curiositeej™ Dolls & Collectibles.

In The Doll World™, doll podcast and YouTube channel Host: Georgette Taylor

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    • 4.8 • 10 Ratings

www.inthedollworld.com Join In The Doll World™, doll podcast and YouTube channel, for intimate interviews with your favorite doll creatives, including: Mel Odom, Stacey McBride-Irby, Pat Henry, and Robert Tonner. Meet them up-close as they share their journeys. Learn what inspires and propels them! Hear their struggles and adversities. Share in the joy of their triumphs!
Let In The Doll World take you on a worldwide tour, as we search the globe for amazing stories from new and fascinating movers-and-shakers who are expanding and reshaping the doll world! These doll artists, companies, collectors, storytellers, repainters, and accessory makers will become some of your new favorites!
Hosts: In The Doll World, doll podcast and YouTube channel, is hosted by Georgette Taylor, the history-making doll creator who co-founded and co-invented Big Beautiful Dolls™ (BBD), the first plus-sized fashion dolls; and, Tammy Fisher, doll expert and owner of Curiositeej™ Dolls & Collectibles.

    Acori Honzo, Sculptor, Doll Artist and Painter (Pt.1)

    Acori Honzo, Sculptor, Doll Artist and Painter (Pt.1)

    An inspiring conversation with Acori Honzo, of House of Honzo, self-taught sculptor, painter, and doll artist on In The Doll World. www.inthedollworld.com/podcasts

    Our conversation was so enlightening that I truly found it hard to edit it down to just one show, so this interview will be published in 2 parts.  
    Acori shares with In the Doll World his amazing journey into creating African American OOAK dolls, of history makers and icons that are inviting, realistic and powerful. 
    His love of creating, from music to art to dolls was something that he had a talent for early on from as far back as he can remember. His journey into doll creating was not something he envisioned at all. 
    He shares how his wife was the catalyst to him creating his first doll as well as her being a very integral part of him submitting his application to what has become the Cherry Street Pier. The Cherry Street Pier is a Philadelphia arts and community pier on Philly Waterfront.  From that application submission, Acori was 1 of 13 chosen, amongst many who applied, to become an artist in residence at The Cherry Street Pier, giving visitors from all over the world a glimpse of his magnificent work.
    He also shares his immense appreciation for the doll community and how they have accepted him, helped him, and continue to encourage him and his work and how much that means to him.
    He also reveals to us which doll has been the most emotionally challenging for him to create.
    We also get to talk about something that really has been most fulfilling to him and that is how his dolls have helped to foster amazing conversations about race, acceptance, and history as he shares a few of those wonderful stories with us and so much more.
    To learn more about Acori and his dolls visit him on Instagram @acorihonzo 
     
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    • 58 min
    Denise Johnson, creator of All Dolled Up-The Series YouTube show

    Denise Johnson, creator of All Dolled Up-The Series YouTube show

    In The Doll World has a wonderful conversation with Denise Johnson, the creator of the YouTube show All Dolled Up-The Series.  Listen here at www.inthedollworld.com/podcasts
     Denise talks about how her daughters and COVID inspired her to create a show that is designed to be entertaining as well as educational.
     Although she wanted to create something fun for them to do as well as for people to watch, she also knew it was very important to encourage creativity, bring about confidence, as well lessons that help them be cognizant of the consequences of their actions.
     We also discuss the many skills her daughters are learning along the way when as far as creating a show, from production to team building to editing. I joked with her that maybe I need to call them to help me with my editing. 😊
     All Dolled Up-The Series recently celebrated its 100th episode. Denise does suggest watching the series from the beginning to see the growth and progress of the show and how far the girls have come.
    Visit All Dolled Up-The Series at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCArHqKtduNU3-BulNNrxWww or follow them on Instagram @alldolleduptheseries

    #inthedollworld #ITDW # inthedollworldpodcast #georgettetaylorITDW #alldolleduptheseries  #denisejohnson #itdwpodcast 
    To subscribe to In The Doll World visit www.inthedollworld.com or follow us on Instagram @inthedollworld

    • 27 min
    Fredo Hernandez, Owner of Frey’Dez Studios. Art doll sculptor of OOAK fantasy figure sculptures and Monster High™️ doll repainter.

    Fredo Hernandez, Owner of Frey’Dez Studios. Art doll sculptor of OOAK fantasy figure sculptures and Monster High™️ doll repainter.

    ITDW is joined by  Fredo Hernandez, owner of Frey’Dez Studios.  Art doll sculptor of OOAK fantasy figure sculptures and a Monster High™️ doll repainter.   Listen to the show at www.inthedollworld.com/podcasts 
    Fredo and I had a wonderful conversation about his journey to become an art doll sculptor. He shares with us how he didn’t discover the art of sculpting until 2007. He states, ”In a search to discover a way of creating my visions and thoughts without spending years and years and tons of money going to schools (I had already tried three different schools) and earning degrees to be able to create and do what I wanted”.
     In our conversation, he talks about how he became consumed by the gorgeous images of incredibly talented sculptors, such as Aidamaris Roman & Eneida Rosa, among others.  From that inspiration, he began his journey to build his modest sculpting studio in his home.  
     Fredo is always on a constant quest to refine and hone his skills and techniques to reflect the passion he feels for his art.  He also utilized 3D programs in conjunction with his passion to aid in the creation of his sculptures.
    He also passes on some very valuable information and shares some tips and words of wisdom for any entrepreneur who wants to create a business based on their passion.
     Fredo is a recipient of the 2017 Gold award from the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild. He is also honored to be the owner and Executive Administrator of the International Art Doll Registry, where he can help to serve more of his fellow artists.

    You can follow Fredo at www.freydez-studios.org and on Instagram @freydez_studios

    #inthedollworld #ITDW # inthedollworldpodcast #georgettetaylorITDW #freydez_studios #FredoHernandez #OOAKdolls

    To subscribe to In The Doll World visit www.inthedollworld.com or follow us on Instagram @inthedollworld 

    • 50 min
    Yolonda Jordan, crochet doll designer of My Pretty Brown Doll, blogger and author

    Yolonda Jordan, crochet doll designer of My Pretty Brown Doll, blogger and author

    Join us for a delightful and powerful conversation with Yolonda Jordan of “My Pretty Brown Doll”.  Yolanda specializes in crocheted brown dolls with natural hairstyles.  Listen at  https://www.inthedollworld.com/podcasts.html

    Yolonda shares her fond memories of learning how to crochet from her Great Aunt when she was 7 years old. She also explains how and why she went from crocheting scarves and hats to crocheting her amazing brown dolls. 

    Her first published book, “My Pretty Brown Doll: Crochet Patterns for a Doll That Looks Like You” is on the market.  It is the first pattern book for making unique, customizable African-American crocheted dolls.

    We also talk about her journey as the first African-American woman to author and publish a book of this kind; what it was like, what she has to share, and how she can help others along their path.

    You can follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/myprettybrowndoll​ and on Instagram @myprettybrowndoll

    #inthedollworld #ITDW # inthedollworldpodcast #georgettetaylorITDW #myprettybrowndoll #YolondaJordan #crochetedbrowndolls

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Gregg Ortiz of Gregg Ortiz LLC Timeless Heart, internationally renowned, award-winning doll artist

    Gregg Ortiz of Gregg Ortiz LLC Timeless Heart, internationally renowned, award-winning doll artist

    It’s FANGIRL TIME!!  
    I am truly excited to have the internationally renowned, award-winning artist, Gregg Ortiz of Gregg Ortiz LLC Timeless Heart, who creates licensed collectibles from one of a kind to exclusive high-end couture limited edition dolls with me on In The Doll World.   (www.inthedollworld.com/podcasts)
    We had such an amazing time together as Greg shared his wonderful journey into dollmaking, from dancer to actor, to model, to self-taught artist. 
    From childhood, expressing himself artistically has always been a prominent part of his life, as an outlet and extension of what defines him.  Gregg expresses creativity and imagination that brings about a unique hands-on approach that is key throughout his entire process of design and sculpture.   
    He has taken that passion and craft and created a business that has lasted for over 25 years; from creating licensed collectibles to manufacturing exclusive high-end couture limited editions.   
    Gregg Ortiz has over the years received accolades for his creations in the art, doll, and sculpture industries. He has received awards from DOTY, Dolls Award of Excellence, to the CRYSTAL GLOBE award.
    Throughout his career, he has produced licensed sculptures for companies such as Walt Disney World Galleries, Disneyana, Home Shopping Network USA & EUROPE, and The Jim Henson Co. 
      
    His creations are highly sought after throughout the industry as well as by celebrities such as Milla Jovovich, Demi Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, to name a few. Featured on magazine covers such as Dolls Magazine and Doll Reader as well as TV appearances on PBS, Home Shopping Network, and Telemundo.
    Gregg states, “My end goal is to share the amazing passion I have found through my profession using all genres and facets of originality and complexities.  Finding beauty in all that surrounds me, connecting with collectors around the world, and taking them into the Magical and Mysterious Journey that is timeless…”

    To learn more about Gregg Ortiz and his amazing work visit:  https://www.greggortiz.com

    #greggortiz #timelessheart #inthedollworld #ITDW #OOAK  #inthedollworldpodcast #ITDWpodcast #ITDW #itdwgeorgettetaylor

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    • 54 min
    Robin Hickman-Winfield, Artistic Director and Founder of A Celebration of Soulful Dolls

    Robin Hickman-Winfield, Artistic Director and Founder of A Celebration of Soulful Dolls

    Robin Hickman-Winfield, Artistic Director and Founder of A Celebration of Soulful Dolls joins In The Doll World podcast for an inspiring interview at www.inthedollworld.com/podcasts

    Robin shares with us her journey to create A Celebration of Soulful Dolls. She credits her love of dolls, her creativity and entrepreneurship to her mother as she talks tenderly about how her mother influenced her love of Black dolls and how she made sure that her daughters had dolls of color growing up.
    She also shared how living with people who were very much involved in the Civil Rights movement; her doll play, story writing, and crafting allowed her to find peace within the struggle. 
    Robin is also very much engaged in mentoring children, and she shares a wonderful story about her 10-year-old protégé, a doll collector and artist who she asked to co-curate and contribute to a display for Black History Month at the Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota, at the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. 
     “A Celebration of Soulful Dolls” dioramas are "life-styles in miniature", inspiring doll artistry uniquely presenting positive and powerful imagery of family, community, and history, with a splash of social commentary. 
     Her passion for realism and attention to detail vibrantly comes through in her intricately re-styled dolls, handcrafted accessories, and props, displays, and photography. 
     From Robin’s many tributes to family members such as her uncle, famed photographer and film director Gordon Parks, to Trayvon Martin and music icon Prince, her “A Celebration of Soulful Dolls” exhibits garner rave reviews with comments such as… “A miniature masterpiece!” “Wonderful and inspiring... Filled with joyful purpose” “You’ve addressed love, justice issues, community, family memories and more.”
    To find out more about Robin and A Celebration of Soulful Dolls please visit https://www.celebrationofsoulfuldolls.com


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    • 51 min

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Wonderful hosts and exciting guests!

Thank you for including diverse creators as your guests and making room for all of us who love the world of dolls!

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