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About Marti Presents Dolls

doll philosophy

I've started collecting Ball Jointed Dolls in 2003. Through those years I tried my best in all kinds of doll customizing – dress making, wig making, make-up and modifications and finally, the doll making. The reason I've become so interested in BJD is the fact, that the owner is also a doll`s creator. It's amazing that you can have such a great influence on your dolls appearance and this kept me interested in BJD for all those ears. In 2010 I've graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. During the years of studying I've learned all sorts of fine arts, but my main interest was always a doll. Both my master thesis were dollfie-themed. The first one, back in 2007, was about dolls and sewing patterns, and the second, in 2010, was a Japanese tea ceremony book in which a BJD was a guide.
After my graduation I've decided to try my best and become a doll artist. Making my first commercial doll took a whole year of hard work. I believe that in the BJD hobby, the doll you choose should be yours as much as possible. That's why I prefer making my dolls blank and nude – I want you to be the creator of their appearance. My job is to provide a base on which you can make the doll you dreamed of.
As a graphic artist, for many years I've been drawing Ball Jointed Dolls and the style of my drawings is visible in the sculpture. During the designing process I was lucky to find amazingly talented sculptor – Alice Symela (alicja.symela@gmail.com), who helped me and created the first sculpt. Since then Alice is an artist responsible for mold making of MPDolls. I hope that you'll come to like my idea of a doll and find it inspiring. My greatest wish is to bring you the doll that will trigger your imagination and creativity.
I don't like “pretty” dolls. For me, the most important thing is the doll's character. There must be that “something” about her that makes someone love or hate her from the first sight. I wouldn't like my dolls to be just cute. I love dolls that can tell a story. I hope that you'll be able to create it by yourself by just looking in the doll's eyes.
Each ball-jointed doll should be individual and unique, that's why, during the casting process, I'm finishing all the details by hand. It helps with making each doll unique. I love all the small details that mark out each of my dolls. They may be the same head mold, but they each have a different soul. By those small details I'd like you to feel that the doll you are going to get is the one – the only doll in the world that was meant to be yours.
Marti Presents Dolls are hand made from the prototypes, through silicon form, to the final casting and sending. As the casting process is very important for a ball jointed doll, I cast my dolls at Dollshe Craft to bring you best quality resin possible.

preservation and resin information

Marti Presents Dolls are made of polyurethane resin. It's a strong material, which can be customized and painted just like any ABJD. Please, remember, that the doll shouldn't be put in direct sunlight for long periods of time, as it may change its colour. Polyurethane resin can get yellow a little with time.
Due to the hand made process, sometimes a small bubbles, spots and little differences in resin colour may occur, especially if you modify the doll. I'm doing my best to avoid any imperfections and each of the dolls is closely inspected before sending them to the customers, but sometimes it may happen. Please, don't order my dolls if you are uncomfortable with it.
Please, avoid dropping your doll and forcing her joints. You can place your doll in the water, but, please, make sure to dry the metal “S” hooks and magnets as they may corrode. Please, also wash the string if you have put the doll in unclean water.
The high heel foot part should be handled with extra care. The heel is thin and may break if you drop it. Please, use it carefully and refrain from leaving your doll standing on high heels for a long time without support. Sometimes dark fabric or wig may stain resin if exposed for long time. During cold weather please do not take your doll out without doll carrier and make sure to warm it before handling indoors. Handling doll during cold conditions may damage your doll.
If your doll breaks, there's possibility to make repairs of the broken part or replace it.
Always remember, that Marti Presents Dolls are not toys! They are pieces of art and shouldn't be given to children.