Contemporary and unique, these handmade creations range from representational to abstract, from skillful realism to provocative surrealismÂ—and theyâ€™re made from every conceivable material, including beads, gourds, and polymer clay. Juror Akira Blount, a pioneer in the Â“art dollâ€ť movement, incorporates vines, twigs, and carved wood in her fabric dolls; with their expressionless faces and closed eyes, they appear absorbed by inner worlds. Dutch artist Marlaine Verhelstâ€™s porcelain designs seem to have sprung straight from a medieval painting. Chris Chomickâ€™s strange and slightly scary figures feature amazing detail and elaborate costumes. Dollmakers, crafters, collectors, and anyone who loves beautiful objects will love the amazing diversity showcased here.