Candace Rush

Candace Rush

Biography

  • Born in Pawtucket , Rhode Island , I have  had many years of experience creating dolls from sewing Raggedy Ann dolls and  soft sculpture Cabbage Patch like dolls for my children .To learning the process of making and painting hand made porcelain dolls. Now sculpting my  one of a kind sculptures.

    Since taking my first class with Jack Johnston in 1995 sculpting has become an amazing creative experience for me. To take a lump of polymer clay and see this tiny being taking shape in my hands. Each with their own personality coming through. Unique and one of a kind in their own way. I enjoy bringing these creations to you and into your home.

    I have worked on refining my art through attending seminars with Jack Johnston , Patricia Rose, Annie Whal ,Lewis Goldstein , Philippe Faraut ,art classes at CCRI and Rhode Island School of Design.

    My art dolls have been featured in several publications, including Doll Crafter and Costuming magazine, Dolls magazine, Contemporary Doll Collector , Doll Reader and the book Christmas Dolls by Joan Muyskens Pursley.

    I am a Master Artist Member of the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild. I am also a member of the Art Doll Sculpture Group , the OOAK Guild and The Fairy Society.

Awards

  •  1st place in Jack Johnston's Santa 2008 contest
  • Santa 2009 nominee for the DOLLS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
  • Kyle 3rd place in the Baby Doll Category of the 2009 Annual ProSculpt Scholarship Awards

Publications

  • CHRISTMAS DOLLS  BOOK BY JOAN MUYSKENS PURSKEY - FATHER CHRISTMAS  PAGE31
    JAN  2005 DOLL CRAFTER- LITTLE NIGHT HAWK  PAGE 15
    MAY  2005 DOLL READER -  HOLY STAR PAGE10
    JUNE 2005 DOLL CRAFTER - BUTTERFLY SPIRIT PAGE 11
    JULY 2005 DOLL COLLECTOR- HOLY STAR PAGE56
    OCT 2006 DOLL CRAFTER  - MYSTICAL 1 PAGE 82
    DEC 2006 DOLL CRAFTER - ANGEL PAGE 79
    JAN 2007 DOLL COLLECTOR - MYSTICAL PAGE 25 --ARIANNA PAGE 27
    FEB 2007 DOLL CRAFTER- SIREANNA- PAGE 34
    MARCH 2007 DOLL CRAFTER- BLUE FAIRY PAGE 82
    APRIL 2007 DOLL CRAFTER- CIRCUS ACT PAGE 82
    NOVEMBER 2007 CONTEMPORARY DOLL - KAITLYN PAGE 53
    DECEMBER 2007 DOLL CRAFTER - FATHER CHRISTMAS PAGE 71
    JANUARY/HOLIDAY- DOLLS  HOLY STAR PAGE 33 & SANTA'S HELPER PAGE 37
    NOVEMBER 2008 - CONTEMPORARY DOLL - MICHALEA- PAGE 49
    MAY 2009 - Contemporay Doll - SANTA  PAGE 56
    Contemporary Doll Collector page 18 - Sarah
  • Kyle was featured in the Life Like Dolls magazine August/September issue 2009
  • Molly was featured in the Life Like Dolls magazine July/August issue 2010

Shows

  • IDEX FLORIDA 2005
    DOLL AND TEDDY BEAR EXPO 2008

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