About the Artist

I have been making miniature porcelain dolls since 2000. The most common question I get is, “How in the world did you get started ?” It all started with my parent’s hobby of Egg Art. Back in the late 1980s I began to sculpt little figurines to go inside intricately decorated Ostrich and Goose eggs. That venture only lasted a couple of months, for most of my time was spent as a professional musician, wife and mother of two daughters. Years later I found more time on my hands and was able to re-acquaint myself with making figures again. One thing led to another and before long I was working with porcelain and making 1:12 scale miniature dolls.

My dolls have been featured in Miniature Collector Magazine and Dolls in Miniature Magazine.

I was born and raised in Southern California and still live there today with my husband, John, my youngest daughter, April and Corky, my parrot.


Please feel free to contact me at cgates@socal.rr.com if you are interested in placing an order or if you have any questions or comments about my work.







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