Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are your babies made from?
A. All babies are sculpted from premium polymer clay. Polymer clay is made from the synthetic polymer, polyvinyl chloride. It is different from the type of clay used for pottery, which must be fired in a kiln, and from air-dry clays like paper clay, which dry at room temperature.
Q. Is there an armature in your babies?
A. Yes, there are armatures in all of the babies, even in the smallest of the sculpts. In the small sculpts there are armatures in the head, torso, and limbs. The larger sculpts also have armatures in each of the fingers and toes for added strength.
Q. Do you use any molds to make your babies?
A. No. No molds are ever used in any of the sculpts. Every piece is sculpted entirely by hand.
Q. I like one of your babies that is already sold, can you make another one that looks like it?
A. All sculpts are one-of-a-kind (OOAK), therefore can never be reproduced to an exact likeness. If you do see a piece that you really like, Natalie will consider making another sculpt similar in style. Remember that what makes an OOAK so unique and collectible is the fact that there will never be another piece exactly the same.
Q. How fragile are these babies?
A. When polymer clay is cured it is fairly hard and durable, however, it is still considered fragile. You may liken it to a ceramic or porcelain collectible. These babies are meant for display, and although you may change their clothing periodically, it is not recommended to do so often.
Q. Are these babies meant for children?
A. No, these babies are definitely not meant for children. They do break when handled roughly and pieces that break off may become a choking hazard for toddlers and infants. Letting children handle these babies is not recommended, no matter how careful they may handle them.
Q. Do you make custom and/or portrait sculpts?
A. Natalie does not do portrait sculpts, but does take on custom orders as time allows. Unfortunately at the moment, Natalie has had to close her custom order list. You are still welcome to ask if she has opened up any space at any time.
Q. Will past doll kits ever be reintroduced?
A. No. These are limited editions that will never be recreated. This adds to their value.
Q. Can you make me a reborn?
A. No. Natalie is not a reborn artist. She only creates kits for the many wonderful reborn artists that are in the industry.
Q. Will you be bringing out more doll kits in the future?
A. Yes. Most definitely.