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An Artist Makes Porcelain Dolls With a Twist So Disturbing They’ll Give You Bad Dreams

Working with porcelain can be challenging. Yet, this artist prefers to repurpose vintage porcelain dolls that she finds at auctions by giving them a f..

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It is not easy to work with Porcelain.

And yet, this artist prefers to re-imagine vintage porcelain dolls that she finds at auction. She doesn’t restore these figurines to their original beauty; rather, she gives each one a macabre twist. There are numerous issues with these dolls, including the fact that the female figurines’ heads come off and their intestines protrude from the body.

The artist’s style is not any of those. Why? Because her perspective is so refreshingly original, and the name she gave this endeavour, “Broken Ladies,” fits it perfectly. We do not know where she got her ideas, but I can say without a doubt that I have never seen anything quite like them. See for yourself by scrolling down. The dolls may make some people feel uneasy, so consider this your fair warning.

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#1 Easier to breathe now.

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#2 Who needs a head?

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Jessica Harrison is a Scottish artist who makes her home and studio at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. In 2013, she received a PhD in Sculpture from Edinburgh University through the university’s practice-based PhD programme, and in 2015, she was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy.

Jessica has shown her work all over the world, and it can be found in many public and private collections, such as the Princesshof Ceramic Museum in Leeuwarden, the University of Edinburgh Art Collection in Edinburgh, the Pallant House Gallery in Chiecester, the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, and the New Art Gallery in Walsall (Walsall).

#3 When you take off your makeup.

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#4 Dancing till the skin starts falling off.

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#5 Two faced people.

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#6 No need for a brain when you have beauty.

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#7 When you can’t find your jumping rope.

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#8 The beauty from the inside.

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#9 Paint me like one of your french girls.

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#10 ‘Do you see this?’

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#11 ‘Shall I lend you a hand?’

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Jessica Harrison, the artist behind this endeavour, has a sizable fanbase due to her skill at reimagining classic porcelain dolls. She has over 39,000 people who follow her, and that is a number that is well deserved. Since restoring old porcelain dolls is more challenging than it seems. If you’re looking to bring a little bit of mayhem into your own home, you can purchase some of her work on her website as well.

#12 No need for any skin.

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#13 The heartless woman.

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#14 When you crack your neck.

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#15 Justice really is blind.

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#16 When you get a bad sunburn.

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#17 ‘Can you see inside of me?’

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#18 When you pull too hard.

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#19 A little pool of blood to bathe in.

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#20 When you get a stomach ache.

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#21 ‘You say I have no heart? What about this?’

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How do you feel about these chinese porcelain dolls? In what ways might you use them as home decor? Or perhaps you feel they would be too dangerous a guest in your house. Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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