Artist • Sculptor • Costumer • Teacher •Lecturer • Author

darlene

Darlene is married to Tom and they have five children. Tom is her best friend, greatest support and biggest fan. The support and help that Tom gives allows her to stay focused on her work and meet her deadlines.

    Darlene taught for Bell Ceramics for 12 years as a traveling seminar teacher. She now teaches specialty workshops, but on a limited basis. She continues to work with UFDC creating souvenir dolls for their special events.

    Darlene has perfected her craft and has become internationally recognized for her work. She has authored numerous articles for doll periodicals and appeared on "Arizona Illustrated" a local Tucson television program. She was the guest artist, lecturer for the Historic Hahndorf Extravaganza, South Australia, in April 2002. Her dolls have appeared on numerous covers of "DOLL CRAFTER"and "DOLL MAKERS WORKSHOP. " She has also been featured in several articles in the "DOLL ARTISIAN" magazine. One article written by Colleen and Mildred Seeley made the following statement in part)

"Until recently, neither of us had ever seen an antique reproduction that we couldn't spot. The reproduction that finally fooled us was made by Darlene Lane of Tucson, Arizona”

It resided proudly at Shandele (Mildred Seeley's home) with her authentic Bru collection for many years.

awards

  • Golden Bell, for her Bru Bride
  • Best of Show and Peoples Choice Awards, for her original sculpture of Scarlet
  • Emerald Award, for her Bru 14 Soldier, the highest antique reproduction award given by the International Doll Makers Association (IDMA)
  • Professional Millie, for her Portrait Jumeau as a Petite Rider. This is Seeley's highest award for Antique Reproductions
  • Rolf Erickson Award, for her original sculpture of Vanessa Sculptress of Bell Ceramics 50th Anniversary Doll, Lady Nancy Jean
  • Darlene has the distinction of being the first artist to receive both the Professional Millie and the Rolf Erickson Awards in the same competition