Although they are called "dolls", Porcelain BJDs are a work of art.
They are not toys, therefore, not intended for children.
An articulated porcelain doll is a unique jewel, a treasure to be cherished and passed through generations. A porcelain doll is an investment - it does not wear out over time, it does not lose its quality and its painting never fades ... in fact the more time passes, the more valuable it will be.
The porcelain dolls I create are made with high quality materials, from the porcelain slip to natural mohair for the wigs... Its internal articulation mechanism is made with carbon steel and stainless steel springs. Besides, each joint is internally reinforced. This guarantees enormous durability and the possibility of performing poses with the doll that mimic human posture.
The entire creation process is done by myself, from start to finish: hand sculpting the doll, mold making, porcelain doll creation, long hours of kiln firing and several layers of China painting.
A porcelain bjd is a treasure to play, to love and to pass through generations.”
Monah Soul. 2018.
The doll you see here on this first page is Monah Soul. Created in 2018.
This doll is not only the symbol of transformation represented by the butterfly itself but also, with the black paint and the liquid gold applied to porcelain, she is the symbol of transmutation of lead into gold, a metaphor used by Alchemists to actually represent the human's transmutation of everything that is gross and dark (lead) into everything that is pure and light (gold). The butterfly carved by hand on the porcelain represents the philosopher's stone that is inside each one of us and it is only waiting to be awaken.
Surprisingly, when I created Monah Soul, I had no idea I would learn all that in the Alchemy school I enrolled in six months later. My Alchemist soul expressed itself in my art before I could even understand it.
Someone once said to me "Don't try to explain and don't expect your collectors to understand you as an Alchemist".
But today I know: There is no need to understand and I don't need to explain anything because we can just FEEL it. Collectors and admirers constantly tell me how much they love looking at my dolls, and they thank me for bringing so much joy into the world. So, they feel my love and my soul through my art, they feel me as the Alchemist I have always been. And I can feel the support and love that come from them.
No need to explain. Just FEEL it and let if flow. Welcome to my page of porcelain art. Enjoy the feeling.