Knecht Ruprecht Dolls

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Location Austria
Introduction Knecht Ruprecht Dolls is dedicated to handcrafted Waldorfdolls for any occasion and for every age. Since my own Waldorf schooling, I have created handmade toys from natural materials. I believe very strongly in the importance of dolls and dollplay in a child's life, and it is a great pleasure and honor for me to create these important little friends for children who accompany them through the most significant childhood years.
Interests I grew up in a family of artists, with lots of selfmade and handcrafted things around myself. My mother is a ceramic artist, my father is a painter and is running a gallery. Very soon in my childhood I started painting and sculpturing in the atelier of my parents. During my time as a Waldorf student I was educated in all different kinds of art and craftsmanships. I appreciate it very much that from the very beginning of my life I had the best surrounding conditions to develop my creativity and my mechanical skills. After my Waldorf time I studied Experimental visual Design at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz and completed with my diploma. Since I am a mother of a little daughter (who is drawing and creating next to me in my atelier) I created whatever I could for her by myself . Some friends asked if I could make something for their children too, and so I started to sell my handcrafted treasures for babies and children.