Claudette (and her brother Eric) are the only dolls in my range I do not make myself, they are porcelain dolls and Claudette entered the range after I created the first one to go in a room box project for DH&MS magazine of the impressionist painter Claude Monet’s kitchen from house in Giverney, France. (This was the follow up project to the dining room of his house – and both featured on the front covers of the magazine – see the Gallery page for pictures of both projects).
The little girl I created struck a chord with people – everyone ether knows or was a Claudette! She is sitting on a pine kitchen chair, with a large mixing bowl on her lap and a wooden spoon in her hand, and although she has her ‘pinny’ on – it really hasn’t done much good – and she is covered in chocolate cake mix!
Her brother Eric (available on another listing) was a recent addition to the range after a request from a customer for a boy Claudette!