Wendy Froud (sculptor/designer)
Wendy Froud is a sculptor, writer, and one of the most revered doll artists in the world today. The daughter of two artists, she was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where she studied art and design at the Center for Creative Studies. She began her career as a sculptor on the set of The Muppet Show in New York, and went on to work on such feature films as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and The Empire Strikes Back (for which she sculpted and fabricated Yoda). Wendy's doll art and mythic sculptures have been extensively exhibited, published in three children's books (A Midsummer Night's Faery Tale, The Winter Child, The Faeries of Spring Cottage), and featured in an art book, The Art of Wendy Froud. As a writer, her work has been published in The Heart of the Faerie Oracle, Troll's Eye View, Sirens and Other Demon Lovers, the Cottington series, and other magical volumes -- including her latest books, Trolls, and Faeries Tales, created in collaboration with her husband, “faery painter" Brian Froud. Wendy and Brian live in a 12th cnetury thatched farmhouse in the Devon countryside. Wendy, Brian and their son Toby worked together on the Emmy winning Netflix series Dark Crystal - The Age of Resistance, and are currently working on a few new projects in development.