Jill's News

Jill's daughter Kate will be showing at Spring Miniatura 2019.

Drop in and say hello at the 'Kate Pinsent Dolls' stand on 30th -31st March 2019 (NEC Birmingham UK) www.miniatura.co.uk

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From the archives:

Jill's Retrospective Exhibition in 2007

Mrs Gosoftly Presents:

The Storytelling Art of Jill Bennett in both 3 Dimensional Illustration and Book Illustration

Stories have always been at the centre of Jill Bennett’s life, either drawing, painting, or making them up. As a child she wanted to be a children’s book illustrator and worked as one for many years. Among the authors she has illustrated are Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Dorothy Edwards, Dick King-Smith and Helen Cresswell.

Jill’s other passion is the theatre. She studied theatre design at Wimbledon School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. Her doll making combines both storytelling and drama, to create a world in miniature. A life, in fact, of make believe!

Jill's Exhibition "Mrs Gosoftly Presents" was held at Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury in June/July 2007 and included some special walk around exhibition tours by Jill herself

Jill also offered special sessions for school groups and visitors during her exhibition. Jill would like to express her thanks to the all the staff at Somerset Rural Life Museum, who were such a help in setting up the event.

To view images from the exhibition opening click the image below

View photographs of the exhibition

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More past news items....

2008 Jean Nisbett talks to Jill and her Daughter Kate in The Dolls House Magazine

The August 2008 issue No.123 of this UK magazine, contains an 'Doll Special' interview over 4 pages with photographs and some wonderful quotes.

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Jill's Dolls

Jill has decided to stop taking orders for new dolls, she knows that her eyes can no longer withstand the prolonged strain of fine detail reqired by the miniature scale. Some of Jill's remaining 12th scale and large scale feature dolls will continue to be available directly from Jill's daughter Kate Pinsent

Kate Pinsent Dolls has expanded its own range of 12th scale dolls to view click here .

An early cover illustration by Jill for Puffin Books
Jill's daughter Kate Pinsent continues to make miniature dolls in 1/12th ,1/24th and 1/48th scale.

It becomes quite extrodinary to imagine (see size coparison above) Jill's 1/12th scale at the top of this page and Kate's 1/24th above. That Kate is able to replicate the same posable body, so admired in her Mothers dolls at this much smaller scale.

For full contact details on Kate's Website www.katepinsentdolls.com