Co-Op Fine Art Gallery serving the Mountain Area since 1985.

Julie Mitchell


Of all the possible medium, dolls bring together my love for drama, story telling and ritual. Contemporary doll making is exciting for me because I am working with so many materials, creating constant challenge in every piece I created. my figures are goddesses, angels, shamans, fairies... Strong, soft, magical and mystical.


I use papier machcé. wood, clay, hand painted and dyed fabric, paper, wire, feathers beads, leather , bark and all manner of found objects in their construction. I work with color, texture, shape and emotion; then the viewers decide what the piece means to them.


I gather pieces, old and new. I mold and form the body, attaching parts, sculpting and painting the face. Chose the hair, dress them in hand painted fabrics and either create or have a treasure hunt for the perfect embellishments..At some point during the process the spirit of the piece emerges and takes over... that's the JOY. More joy comes when someone see a piece and there is recognition. Each piece has a soul and different pieces speak to different people.


I love the challenge of bringing something to life that comes from my imagination.

40982 Hwy. 41 • Oakhurst, California 93644 • 559/683-3345 • Monday-Sunday 10am-4pm Closed Major Holidays