Who is Jen Macklin and what is she famous for?
Jen was born in New Zealand in the middle of the last century in a very creative family. Her grandmother was a sculptor, and her mother was an artist – she painted portraits. Jen’s first toys were dolls made by her grandmother. The faces of these pupae were made of papier-mâché and very much resembled the faces of expensive collection dolls from the 40s of the twentieth century.
Breedy is a porcelain doll created by doll artist Jen Macklin. Photo: Source In 1983, Jen Macklin began to learn the technique of making dolls, and in 1987 she created her first dolls, Chloe and Phoebe.
The world saw these dolls only four years later, at the big New York Toy Fair, where they were recognized as the best and took the first place. Jen McLean Photo: Source Today, Jen dolls are widely known all over the world. They have won many awards and are among the most beautiful in the world.
Porcelain girls Jen Macklin limited edition are the dream of many collectors, which, however, it is not surprising – bright expressive faces and handmade dresses will not leave anyone indifferent. These dolls are just fascinating! In the process of making his dolls, Jen Macklin uses the abilities of a seamstress, shoemaker, stylist, hairdresser, and even a jeweler!
The creative process takes place in a spacious bright workshop where Jen is helped by eight more people. In the workshop of Jen many cabinets and drawers with luxurious fabrics, furs, leather.
Here you can see the small charming doll dolls handmade, hats, shoes, stockings, and even real jewelry for dolls, which are made in a single copy. Several years ago, Jen opened her own small factory to make her dolls more accessible to the people, because unique handmade dolls are very expensive and are available only to some very wealthy collectors.
Jen herself strictly controls production and monitors the quality of dolls, so doll collectors from all over the world trust Jen MacLean and buy her dolls with great pleasure. With the opening of the factory, Jen began to make not only collectible porcelain dolls, but also vinyl, which are much cheaper, but no worse than the porcelain girls. A series of inexpensive vinyl dolls “The Lollipops” was released a few years ago, but still enjoys great popularity among both children and adult collectors.
Jen Macklin is an amazing woman. She loves to travel, play golf and fish, loves good beer and good books. On weekends, Jen prefers to spend time with her grandchildren and his beloved dog Jack. Jen is sure that she will never forget the day when it became known that her first dolls were recognized as the best at the New York International Exhibition. Perhaps it was this event that became decisive in Jen’s life and, thanks to him, she devoted her life to dolls.
. When Jen Macklin is asked which doll she likes the most, Jen replies like this: “Each doll is unique and loved by me. Not all of my projects were successful, but they all taught me something. Asking about a favorite doll is the same as asking “Which of your children do you like more?”. Each Jan Maclean doll is different. Each has its own doll soul. And personally, I can not look at them without admiration. These dolls are great!