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Q & A with Artist and Doll Maker Jenny Mustill

Q & A with Artist and Doll Maker Jenny Mustill
Jenny Mustill is an artist and the creative director of Ruby Ruth Dolls.
After graduating with a BA in fine art painting Jenny worked as an assistant for Damien Hirst before focusing on her own business. Established in 2009 Ruby Ruth Dolls is a collection of ornamental creatures with big personalities loved by both adults and children. In 2018 Jenny negotiated a licensing deal with a Chinese company who now mass produce Ruby Ruth Dolls characters and merchandise for the Chinese market.
Jenny is fascinated by psychology especially the inner child concept.
We chat to her about all things art, dolls and food!  
Where do you live: Brighton

Where do you work: Since lock down I’ve been working at home. 

How did you get into sewing/making Ruby Ruth Dolls: My mum taught me to sew at a young age. For as long as I can remember I have felt a compulsion to sew, paint, draw and make things. I was introduced to doll making by a friend while I was at art school. 

What item of food best describes your personality: Marzipan 

Favourite thing to do on a day off: Paint

What Polka’s do you have: Signature Polka and the Two tone. I love the shape of them!

Top recommendation for food in your city: Riddle and Finns for seafood or Cin Cin for delicious Italian food. 

Biggest inspiration: My great aunt Ruth

Instagram: @rubyruthdolls @jennymustill
 Jenny in our Signature Polkadot PolkaPants

Ruby Ruth Doll Characters

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