Judge 1Stephanie Tackett

Stephanie Tackett (formerly Sullivan) of HunnyBuns Nursery, HunnyBuns Dolls and Reborn Supplies, and SSStudio OOAK Babies lives in Dayton, Ohio. (READ MORE)

One fateful day in 2003, she happened upon reborn baby dolls on Ebay, as so many do, and immediately had to try and create one of these amazing babies.  She jumped in "hip deep" as they say, and has never regretted one moment of it.
Stephanie's newfound interest in baby dolls led to the discovery she could sculpt them from clay.  Soon thereafter she met Pat Secrist, and began sculpting for the Secrist Co. in 2005.   She has been under contract with Ashton Drake Galleries intermittently since 2006.
She's been honored to win several international reborn doll competitions and industry awards.  She has judged IDEX Reborn Competitions in Las Vegas & Orlando, and online reborn and OOAK competitions for the Colliii Awards, and continues to teach live classes several times a year both privately and at venues such as International Reborn Doll Artist reborn conferences and Sauder Village.  She worked with Pat Secrist in the making of “The Art of Newborning” I, II and Rooting, and several classroom training DVDs.  She has also written two comprehensive full color reborning books to date:  "The Art & Magic of Reborning" Editions I and II.
Making reborn babies and sculpting, in addition to being a doll and supplies dealer is a full time job, one that Stephanie truly enjoys.

 

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