Artist: Susan Gibbs

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Hi. I am the artist behind Dizon Designs & Doll Works.  I am a fabric artist, a doll maker and an aspiring sculptor. 


I have been making clothes for dolls since I was a little girl.  All of my creations are one-of-a-kind. I do not use patterns or sketches in my work.  I design and refine each piece in my mind's eye as I cut and sew.  Hence, the impossibility of replication even if I wanted it.  I named my clothing line Dizon Designs in honour of my first teacher, my role-model and my inspiration.  My mother.   She showed me the art of sewing at a very young age.


In 2009 I discovered the amazing world of reborn dolls that started my making doll clothing for collectors and doll artists around the world.  I was amazed to see what a huge market it was!   As a doll collector myself, I'm in awe of how these wonderful works of art bring so much joy to people of all ages. I have always been interested in the painting process, so I decided to try my hand at this fascinating art at the end of  2010.  After a couple of years, I tried sculpting mini dolls out of polymer clay. I'm still working on my sculpting skills.  In 2014, I started painting silicone dolls and finally found my niche in the doll industry. 


I'm also a prop-fabricator for a couple of film industries in Vancouver. I make dolls as props or doubles for real babies.  Doing special effects is one of  my most favourite things to do.  


 Please check out my Events page for my upcoming classes and shows.  


  Thank you.
       Susan

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