The Dollmakers is both a retail store and a freelance design company. The Dollmakers design and produce prototype dolls and gifts in a variety of materials for commercial toy and gift manufacturers and for their own shop. Their unique, one-of-a-kind dolls, bears, and bunnies add a special charm and warmth to their very distinctive business. Creations in cloth, clay, wax, and resin can be found there, each one unique in its character and design.
PAM FITZPATRICK creates fun and whimsical characters--both animal and human--for The Dollmakers. Pam's trademark "in-your-face" style of character dolls both delight and amuse the public and provide a creative outlet for a truly remarkable talent.
JENNIFER RANGER is The Dollmakers' licensed hair and wig dresser. Jennifer is responsible for cleaning and styling all antique doll wigs for their customers, as well as styling hair for many designs. Jennifer's background in commercial photography and ladies' hat design has made her invaluable to the commercial prototyping business as well as The Dollmakers' pursuits in television programming.
SHARON LEE HOWARD, artist and designer, is currently a designer with Mattel, Inc. Sharon's interest in designing and creating dolls formed early, but did not become her profession until 1982. Since that time, she has worked with major companies as a designer, artist and sculptor. Sharon divides her time between doing her commercial job with Mattel and teaching classes and designing for The Dollmakers.
CINDY RANGER is the newest addition to The Dollmaker's team of talent. Her specialty is doll repair as well as tole painting, and she is responsible for the beautiful hand-painted doll furniture in the shop. Cindy is a great addition to the business and lends the shop a real warmth; customers really love Cindy! The shop is easily reached from the 210 Freeway in Monrovia. Just take the Myrtle Avenue exit north. You will find The Dollmakers on the west side of Myrtle Avenue between Colorado, and Lemon at 505 South Myrtle Avenue. The Dollmakers is open 7 days a week. Store hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Dollmakers is open Fridays from10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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