I found these guys on the Web years ago and really enjoyed their lively window characters. I bookmarked the site and didn’t think much more about it. Well, imagine my surprise last week when I visited the Brookside Art Annual here in Kansas City and found the Buonaiutos exhibiting there. I’m glad I still had the bookmark.
Shelley and Michael Buonaiuto work in stoneware and porcelain, as well as earthenware and bronze. I suppose you could argue that their work doesn’t qualify as “doll,” but I take a pretty broad view of the category myself. At any rate, my purpose here is to inspire, and I definitely think their work fits the bill.