Lucia, Judith and John Friedericy
Theatrical characters, mythical figures, children’s heroes and heroines-these are the inspiration of the classic Friedericy Doll. Stunning, original, handmade works of art, Friedericy Dolls are one-of-a-kind, wax-over-porcelain art dolls. Never made from a mold-and therefore always unique in its appeal, every doll is hand sculpted by Judith Friedericy. Then each figure is painted, wigged, dipped in wax, costumed in fine fabric, again by hand, by award-winning theatrical costume designer Lucia Friedericy. The collaboration of the Friedericy family in doll-making has its origin and continued inspiration in the teamwork of Lucia Friedericy and her brother John, an acclaimed sculptor, painter, and lithographer. After John’s untimely passing in 1990, their mother Judith Friedericy lent her sculpting talents to the collaboration-and a family tradition was preserved.
Now Lucia has added sculpting to her work. Using paperclay as her medium, Lucia sculpts, molds, paints and costumes dolls, decorative figures, masks, puppets and shadow boxes. The classic Friedericy themes of fairy tales, nursury rhymes, children, literary charactors and authors are brought to life in an exciting new way.