Candy Keast


Dolls – muslin, felt, ribbon, braid, thread, permanent pen.

Rebuilt self – papier maché, acrylic paint, shredded wood, felt, plastic, yacht varnish.

Rabbit – old vest, old sock stuffing, boggly eyes, felt, thread.


After working with a client looking to rebuild herself, I considered my need to rebuild parts of myself.

I read about therapeutic doll making and decided to try it. Out came two different dolls which I felt represented parts of myself. I went on to create a representation of a rebuilt self, as a container. I felt the dolls belonged in here.

Later I felt drawn to create a rabbit and decided this belonged in the container, perhaps like a cauldron, or like a rabbit out of a magician’s hat.


Contact details:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s