Ballet With Attitude

Ballet With Attitude
Ball Jointed Doll by Cindy M. McClure

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My NEW Ball Jointed Doll "Ballet With Attitude".

Welcome to my blog! I know, I know, it's about time. I am hoping that this will help answer the many emails I receive from collectors all over the world as to what I'm working on. I will post pictures and information here and appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Aside from my busy sculpting and designing for Ashton Drake Galleries, I have been inspired by the insurgence  of ball jointed dolls on the market (yes, a rebellion against statues dressed with cloths, and all other forms of dolls that you can't play with!!!) so, I have been working on my own ball jointed doll. For me, this is a true doll! She begs to be picked up and moved! It's hard to pass her without changing her pose.

Here are several pictures of her:

She has Solid Glass eyes, mohair wig, custom body painting, and her costume is hand beaded

 Her tights and gloves are intricately  hand painted, and this particular doll has the ballet feet.

My dolls come with three different feet options, two different hand options and several heads. I will be posting pictures of the different heads within the next few weeks. For now, I will be selling these one at a time on Ebay and these will be personally hand made by myself so their availability will be few and far between. I am currently working on my first Ebay piece and will be posting her progress. The one pictured here is not for sale at this time.

These are assembled entirely with springs, swivels, hooks and dowel pins, there is NO elastic in these dolls. The joints are independent of each other and move smoothly to various human like poses. They are anatomically correct. With ballet feet or high heel feet, they stand 16 1/2" tall, with flat feet they will stand 16" tall. A nice size for a dainty doll.


  1. Your dolls are awesome. The most dynamic I have seen anywhere in the world.
    So refreshing to see such life-loving figures.

  2. I LOVE this doll! Good work, Cindy! I'm glad you're doing what you're a master of!

  3. Hello:
    Where can I find your BJD dolls?? I would like to purchase one or a few but not sure where to go?? Are there some sites online that sell your BJD dolls?
    Thank you.