We are dedicated to bringing the magic of hand-made dolls to customers all over the world. Meet the talented artists who intricately and lovingly create and conceptualize our dolls!
Our in-house doll designer, Carly, works with world renowned artists to bring their handmade sculpts to life. After the artists send their head sculpts to Carly, she begins to conceptualize each doll. Based on what Carly knows about our Paradise Galleries customers, she then designs their outfit, accessories and overall theme. Each doll is handcrafted and unique to each customer when it arrives at your home.
Mommy’s Little Man Styled by Carly Kakuris
Jan's love for dolls started with a Judith Turner "Baby Terri" back in the 80s. She started
selling porcelain in her jewelry shop to designing jewelry for dolls and making props for doll
factories. When she went back to Georgia, Jan gave up dolls and worked for a dentist for 18
years, until she was introduced to polymer clay. She loves the challenge of sculpting to get a
likeness from a photo and the thrill it gives her to see what emerges from a block of clay.
Her most popular PG sculpts: Baby Piper and Swan Princess
Michelle has always enjoyed playing with dolls and loved collecting as she grew older.
When her kids were very young, she decided to try to make her own dolls and this led to
sculpting babies now for 23 years. Michelle’s favorite sculpting medium to work with is a special
blend of Cernit clays that she discovered worked best for her as she makes each little face
She tries to capture sweet, serene, baby expressions that can’t help, but bring a smile to the
When she’s not sculpting, Michelle enjoys adventuring with her boyfriend and spending time
with her family, children and grandchildren.
Her most popular PG sculpts: Tall Dreams and Sleeping Tall Dreams
Lauren Faith Jaimes began her journey as sculptor in 2012, when she took a break from
nursing. She is an equestrian, dog trainer, proud wife, and grandmother. Lauren’s work
highlights personality and her soul's work. When she began sculpting, she was happy just to
sculpt something that looked somewhat human. She started out creating wide-eyed, innocent
little girls in dresses, and still loves doing that. However, with Lauren’s artistic skills ever
changing, she has more ability to convey expression and a story in her work. She lives by the
mantra, "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
Jannie’s passions for dolls started during a childhood visit to a doll show that exposed her to the world of hand sculpted dolls. On her return, she immediately enrolled in a sculpting class and hasn’t looked back since! Sculpting her own dolls since 1994, Jannie quickly developed her own style and has been nominated for an array of awards, including the Vinyl-doll Nischi at Paradise Galleries for the Dolls Award of Excellence in 2010.
Her most popular PG sculpts: Wishes and Dreams, Fiercely Loved, and Cuddle Bear Bella.
Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Mayra grew up in an extremely creative environment, surrounded by artistic activities. Her love for children led her into a career in preschool education, providing the opportunity to observe children’s faces and expressions. Mayra started sculpting her first doll back in 2000, she has won numerous prestigious awards for her work, and some of her dolls are exhibited at the Dolls Museum in Czech Republic.
Her most popular PG sculpts: Forever Yours™ Beloved and Treasure , and Free Spirit.
Raised and educated in Singapore, Ping Lau started experimenting with doll sculpting in 1989. Taking several years to hone her skills, her dolls receive tremendous response and recognition whenever they are shown and are occasionally mistaken for real children.
Her most popular PG sculpts: Su-Lin, Over the Moon and Baby Mei.
Pat Moulton’s love of dolls started early and has carried on over a 30 year sculpting career and resulted in multiple awards. As an experienced artist, Pat loves seeing her vision become a reality through the clay that she uses. Her family is at the core of her inspiration, with five grandchildren helping spur on her ideas and her master mold maker husband, Garel, supporting her every step of the way.
Her most popular PG sculpts: So Much Fun, Hannah& Harley and Baby Michelle
Lisa Olson has been sculpting baby dolls since 2006 and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards from Dolls Magazine. The pure innocence and beauty of babies is what gives Lisa her inspiration. As an avid doll collector herself, Lisa’s motto is: “You’re never too old to play with dolls”
Her most popular PG sculpts: Chunky Monkey and Baby Bundles: All the Ladies Love Me
Baby Bundles: All The Ladies Love Me by Lisa Olsen
Hailing from the Italian village of Seborga, Fiorenza's European roots really come through in her artistry. Fiorenza began sculpting small dolls made with salt-paste and polymer clay. After attending some training courses, she started to work with fabric dolls and then started making porcelain dolls. One of her biggest inspirations is the world of fantasy. She loves sculpting fairies, gnomes and pixies too!
Her most popular PG sculpts: Forever Yours™ Angel, Pixie Girl, and Pearl Little Mermaid
Sherri has loved dolls her whole life, making them during her childhood out of wood, porcelain, fabric and anything else she could get her hands on. While she’s always been sculpting with clay, in 1995 she started creating dolls out of clay, establishing her professional doll making career. Sherri now spends her days creating beautiful dolls, capturing the precious memories from her own children’s childhoods in her creations.
Her most popular PG sculpts: Baby Bundles: Never Grow up and Lil’ Man In the Moon