I would like to write a little about why I started making bisque-dolls.
In 1980's when I was in U.K, I found a book about bisque dolls in a book shop. The book was about "guide to bisque-dolls", and I was impressed with the shiny and cute doll in the page of "a class for experiencing bisque doll making".
I wanted to attend the class, so I went to the town where the class was held by driving for over an hour on M1 (motorway) to the north to attend the 2-day session.
In the class, the purpose of the session was not doll creation itself, like making clothes and accessary, basic painting face/molding handling or using a kiln, but was focused on selling/buying products. In my case, after the basic training, I started immediately to make clothes. Then I started buying books on making clothes and shoes of dolls, and then even bought a kiln (for baking/heating heads/bodies of dolls) and molds.
At the beginning, I just painted faces and used child-type bodies that were already joined with elastic. I learned there were all sorts of different bisque-dolls such as fashion dolls, baby dolls, and all-bisque-made dolls. I continued challenging making new dolls. It is always a lot of fun to make new dolls. And when the doll is finished, it also gives me joy. As time passed by, it became my long-time hobby.