Linda Kays Studios offers unique hand sculptured artist characters. The characters range from Santas, elves, fairies and gnomes to elder characters, celebrities, and Steampunk pieces.
Linda Kays-Biviano has been sculpturing artist characters since 1990. Her artwork is displayed worldwide and she has won numerous awards and has been recognized in magazines and publications for her talent. Throughout the years of doll making, Linda Kays-Biviano has also become a master mold maker and resin/silicone caster. She has made molds and casts for artist all over the world.
Linda has just recently retired and will now be following her passion of sculpturing and creating full time. She will have new unique pieces for sale, continuously. Check out these creations online at www.gnomebodies.com .
Linda Kays Studios is proud to have artist. Margaret Kreiner, join her life size Santa team. Margaret brings a keen eye and story to the development of each individual Santa. The life size Santas make an impressive mark when seen in malls, casinos, restaurants and whenever viewed by the public. You can view these wonderful museum quality Santas at www.lifesizesantas.com.
How Characters are Made: Each doll is created by hand sculpturing the head, hands, and feet (if applicable) using a clay. The artist, sculpturing with extreme detail then brings out the character's personality. Galss eyes and detailed unique costuming bring the characters to life.
The bodies are constructed by using a wire armature for the skeleton, and wrapping and stuffing with batting and fiberfill. A body stocking made from stretchable fabric is then sewn to cover the entire body. This enables the character to remain sturdy within multiple poses.
The costuming is all designed, sewn and handmade by the artist. She uses a wide variety of fabrics and furs to create unique characters. She is known to create a character and hunt for the perfect texture and colors to make the look. The final touches are often the addition of secondary unique pieces such as her toys and ornaments found in her Santa sacks.
When Linda Kays Studios creates any resin or silicon based dolls, the editions are limited to increase the value of each piece. Based on her design and intricate attention to detail each piece is always unique. Every portion of the doll making process is artist produced.
Linda Kays Studios accepts custom orders. So if one of her past creations prompts you to want a personalized detail, she will be happy to recreate on for you.
To contact the artist, email at
Linda Kays-Biviano firstname.lastname@example.org