"NIADA - The National Institute of American Doll Artists is a worldwide organization of doll artists, supportive patrons, and friends whose purpose is to promote the art of the original handmade doll.
NIADA dolls are not copies of an old doll (although an artist may choose to caricature, spoof or make a social commentary on such a doll). It is not a conglomeration of limbs made from molds made by other artists; it is not a beautiful head placed on a stump of a body. It is a complete entity. It conveys a message, usually some facet of culture, which mirrors life and can be a record for future generations. NIADA dolls also depict the past, capture the present and, in many instances, interprets the artist's own version of [other] influences. Each artist has an individual style. Art is a subjective matter and [one] can be objective in evaluating art forms to a limited degree." - NIADA.org
We couldn't be more thrilled to have helped create a doll that is connected to such a fantastic organization, and we truly enjoyed working with Brill on her awesome creature, Jari! We just love what she does and we are sure you will too; check out her portfolio here and if you have any doubts just listen to what she has to say: