Over the years, Marlaine has published several leading and best-selling books on the art and craft of sculpting and doll making. Available books below:

Poppen & Beesten
Marlaine Verhelst presents:

Poppen & Beesten


A well crafted, beautifully photographed book that is one of my go to's for clarity in figuring out how to accomplish some of the problems I set for myself in making figures. 5 star reviewer
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Svetlana Pchrelnikova presents

DABIDA Day 10 years

This book is about the artists of DABIDA (Dutch and Belgian Institute of Doll Artists), their friends, activities and their feeling of aesthetics. Many beautiful pictures of the work of DABIDA artists and also many (Western and Eastern) European doll artists. Hard cover, full colour, 304 pages. Language: English

Price: €35 plus shipping: The Netherlands from €6,75; Europe from €9,30

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NIADA book
The National Institute of American Doll Artists NIADA presents:

NIADA Art Dolls - rich traditions, new ideas

This captivating (hardcover) book celebrates the work of world-class artists who have chosen dolls and handmade figures as their medium of expression. The National Institute of American Doll Artists (NIADA), an organization committed to the highest artistic standards for its peer-elected members, presents the work of 160 artists who have been awarded membership since the group’s founding in 1963. A stunning array of more than 630 pieces portrays the changing scenery of the art-doll world, from traditional realistic styles to the cutting-edge figurative art of today. These extraordinary, inspiring images are a dynamic testimony for the doll as art.

As Krystyna Poray Goddu writes in her foreword, this volume “serves not merely as a showcase for the richness of the work of NIADA’s members, but—like any fine work of art—delights, moves, and inspires all those who encounter it.”

Several of Marlaine’s pieces are shown in this beautiful book. This book is a must have for everyone who is interested on doll art.

Price: €59,50 plus shipping €6,75 (The Netherlands), from €19,50 (Europe)

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