Michelle Steele

August 24, 2007 at 4:16 am (Halloween/creepy or goth) (, , )

Steele 5

Here’s another creepy/Goth inspired doll artist. Michelle Steele is known on Flickr as Darksidedolls, and the title is a fitting one. A quite versatile artist, Steele offers paintings, jewelry and needle-felted plushies as well as hard-media art dolls on her Etsy site. Although she makes well-sculpted fairy-type dolls with a Goth twist, I have to confess that it’s her creepy ornaments that captivate me. Made from a wide variety of media including papier mache, Apoxie Sculpt, porcelain, and earthen clay, these quirky figures sometimes incorporate purchased doll heads. They’re a great mix of creepy and cute.

Steele 10 Steele 9 Steele 8 Steele 6 Steele 3 Steele 2 Steele 1

Like many modern doll artists, Steele makes use of a plethora of Internet sites, including her personal page, a blog, an Etsy storefront and a Flickr account.

Edit: For some reason, this post gets more hits than any other post on my blog. If you got here from a search engine or bookmark, I’d like to invite you to take a look at some other blog posts you might like:

Sleetwealth Studios — Beauty with an edge

Alice and Wednesday

Scott Radke



  1. shane headworth said,

    my god your skills amazing i would love to to see some more of your work you are really inspiring if possible could you e mail me some. thanxs

  2. Michelle Schafer said,

    I just found your site and it’s wonderful. Very talented and I love your art dolls. Have a wonderful and creative weekend.

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