Gifts of Art presents Not Your Grandmother’s Dolls
Charlie Patricolo has been creating, engineering and executing dolls for 25 years, and teaching doll making for 20. She studied at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina, and has been a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild since 2002. When teaching, Patricolo feels that, “Watching someone go from ‘I can’t do this’ to ‘I can’t believe I did this!’ is pretty fantastic!” Her inspiration often comes when she isn’t looking for it: in songs and books when a line rings out so clearly it cannot be ignored, or a piece of fabric that refuses to be left behind. Patricolo is now based in North Carolina, but lived most of her life in Michigan.
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