Helen Kish studied Art and Design at the University of Colorado. She has been modelling dolls for more than 20 years. Because of her sensibility and her loving care for each detail, Helen has become one of the most successful and respected artists in the USA. From the later 1970’s for more than a decade, she has made more than 100 designs. However, it was her one-of-a-kind porcelain dolls that brought her acclaim. In 1994, she introduced her first line of mass-produced vinyl dolls.
Helen has won numerous awards such as the Doll Award of Excellence in 1995 and 1996. Her work and dolls are exhibited in galleries around the world. Her works are in the “Museum des Artes Decoratifs” in France, the Royal Whyel Museum of Doll Art in Washington and Southwest Design Gallery in New Orleans.
The fresh attitude of the doll’s body, particular pose, the shyly expectant tilt of the doll’s head are all distinctive characteristics of Helen Kish collectible dolls. Helen is motivated by the emotional intensity many
collectors invest in her dolls. Each doll is a member of a rare coterie, deliberately limited in number to add distinction to any collection.
Helen has been a student of master sculptor Bruno Lucchesi for the past two years. Currently, she is building a body of figurative bronzes and mixed-media pieces. Helen states that she will never give up making porcelain dolls. The small editions allow her to stay in touch with the craft of her art and she derives pleasure of finishing a piece with her own hands.
Helen's intention is simple: to make a beautiful, rare and lasting doll.