♥︎ Welcome to the world of Pantovola ♥︎
Here you will find my handmade Textile Art Dolls and Mixed Media Objects.
My work is inspired by Fairytales, Folklore of the mysterious kind and memories of childhood.
My favorite materials are vintage fabrics and antique textiles,
crackled clay and little treasures I pick up on my travels,
telling their own small stories and secrets
Thank you for visiting
Animals are an endless source of inspiration for me,
especially wolves and owls, representing the wise omens of the wild woods and skies
Fairy creatures, Witches, Ghosts and Spirits are also among some of my favourite subjects
F A I R Y T A L E S
From early childhood,
I made it my occupation to lose my mind in Fairy Tales.
Especially the beautifully illustrated books by the Brothers Grimm and Anderson that lived on the book shelves of my grandmother's house, were a life inspiration.
I dedicated a lot of my childhood to dressing up as the fantastical characters from my favourite Fairytales, and reenacted many stories and tales.
To this day I love to immerse myself in a private world of such magic and mystery.
One thing I search for when making my dolls and figurines,
is to once again be enchanted the way child-me was.
Enchantment is something so precious to me,
it is almost ethereal in a sense that it is so difficult to touch or name.
I try to stitch that feeling into my work,
and make that magic tangible somehow.
It is said that dolls are little representations of different elements of ourselves,
and I believe this to be true.
You could say they are portraits of our emotions and imaginings,
offering us a mirror into our wild and childlike souls
Besides making my my sculptural work, I also love to draw and paint.
Often my paintings are inspired by my dolls and figures, or vice versa,
and my canvas can be 2 dimensional, or 3 dimensional
You can see my illustrative work and paintings HERE
I paint large murals by hand,
such as this example below, which is painted in my own studio
With some of my illustrations I created patterns for wallpaper and home decor.
You can see more pattern design by clicking HERE
On some occasions I create bespoke pieces too,
such as Memory Dolls and Heirloom Dolls.
These are dolls made in collaboration with you.
Your ideas, stories and memories have a central role in the process of making such pieces.
Family heirlooms and personal items can be incorporated in these dolls.
Would you be interested to find out more about such dolls,
you can read about them here
For your custom doll request please fill out this form
You can find my available dolls and textile sculptures in my shop here
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you are invited to join my Blue Moon Club newsletter here
Thank you for visiting x P x