Hilary is a handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind cat art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey.
Hilary is a lovely Himalayan kitten with beautiful blue eyes.
When Hilary was even smaller, her Uncle Max made a doll just for her. Hilary calls her Heather, and takes her everywhere she goes.
Hilary is wearing a coral dress with pink petticoats and a pink neck ruffle edged in gold. Heather has a sky-blue dress, with lighter blue petticoats and a neck ruffle also edged in gold.
Hilary is a one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only. She was sculpted from paperclay in multiple stages, to allow for drying and detailing.
Hilary was painted under a magnifying light, with tiny brushes, one hair at a time. She is signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Hilary is 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.) She is 1 and 3/4 inches tall.
Update: Hilary and Heather have been adopted. Thank you!
Hilary and Heather’s friends are Lovey the tabby kitten and Jody the Maine Coon kitten.
Lovey is a handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind cat art doll, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey.
Lovey is a pretty little tabby kitten. She is very affectionate and very sweet.
Lovey is also very feminine. She loves pink, as you might have guessed.
She’s wearing her favorite pale pink dress that has a ruffled coral pink collar, edged in gold.
Lovey’s very favorite chair has a heart-shaped back. It is dark wood, and is upholstered in coral pink. It belongs to her, and comes with her.
Lovey is a one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only. She was sculpted from paperclay in multiple stages, to allow for drying and detailing.
Lovey was painted under a magnifying light, with tiny brushes, one hair at a time.
She is signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Lovey is 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.) She is 1 and 1/2 inches tall.
Update: Lovey has been adopted. Thank you!
Lovey’s friend is Jody the Maine Coon kitten.
This is Feral Cheryl II, the sock cat. She was custom made for a nice lady who does TNR, or trap-neuter/spay-return for cats, and who volunteers with her local no-kill animal shelter.
She saw Feral Cheryl I, loved her, and wanted a Feral Cheryl of her own. Don’t tell Feral Cheryl I, but I think Feral Cheryl II is even cuter.
Feral Cheryl looks innocent, but she has claws,
She also has a tattoo. This one reads “TNR”, as requested by her mom-to-be.
She’ll be going to her new home on Monday. I like to hug her, even though she has those teeth and claws. She hasn’t scratched or bitten me yet.
We received an amazingly generous gift today, a box of unfinished carved wooden doll parts from the super-talented doll artists, Peter and Patricia Tyber, of Tyber Katz, for us to assemble, paint, and clothe.
Their dolls are wonderful, beautifully sculpted and hand painted. They are carved by Peter Tyber. Their dolls are painted by Patricia Tyber. Their dolls’ bodies and lovely clothing are made by Patricia Tyber as well. Please go check them out on their website, tyberkatz.com.
I think these “Newbies” kittens might be my favorites.
There are all kinds of kitties, cats and kittens, and some bears in the box.
We were so surprised when Pat wrote to us, and offered to give these to us to assemble and paint. Some of these are the masters they used for carving.
I plan to make bodies for them, assemble them, and make clothing for them. My studio-mate Max Bailey will do the painting. I’m sure it will take us a long time, as these are much bigger than we usually work, but I think they will turn out beautifully. Many, many thanks to Peter and Pat for this gift! And thank you for trusting us to finish these remarkable art dolls.