About

I am delighted to welcome you to my website and I am very proud to introduce you to the world of Lightpainted Dolls- where ball jointed dolls, sculpture and photography meet.
I’m an art doll maker, sculptor and photographer living in London. I have been immersed in art ever since I can remember. Hugely interested in dolls and “painting with light”, I combined the two areas, which enabled me to create my distinguished styles in doll photography and doll making.
My vast experience as a doll photographer, great attention to detail and hypersensitivity towards beautiful human and fairy-like form resulted in my creating porcelain ball jointed dolls like no others. They are tiny and delicate, look perfect when juxtaposed with filigree jewellery and dollhouse miniatures. These dolls are also extremely durable- they can last hundred of years if handled with care. Such is porcelain, the tough and translucent ceramic medium which Lightpainted Dolls are made of- the material used and cherished by artists and craftsmen for centuries for its amazing qualities.
I studied porcelain doll making and all ‘pro’s’ and ‘con’s’ of this very special and incredibly durable, yet delicate, material. I have developed my style in doll sculpture and understood tricks of the trade, which I have incorporated into my doll making.
My photography follows the ethereal style of my dolls and reinforces it.
I make tiny fairy dreams come true.
During my doll customisation work, every time I gave a new BJD an individual, life-infusing look, I dreamt of making my own artist poupée from scratch. I was extremely lucky to meet Lidia Snul, the very talented creator of  BJtales, who taught me the craft of professional ball jointed doll making. With Lidia as my mentor and an amazing tutor, I studied porcelain doll making and all ‘pro’s’ and ‘con’s’ of this very special and incredibly durable, yet delicate, material. I have developed my style in doll sculpture and understood tricks of the trade, which I have incorporated into my doll making.
Thank you for your interest and wonderful support and following!
Ilona
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