Jean Lotz Hitty Dolls

by Hitty Raikes of Sunny State Hittys

Jean Lotz  is perhaps best known for her hand carved and hand painted Hitty Dolls.  She also creates original doll sculpts and was awarded  ODACA artist status in 1998.  Original Doll Artist Council of America is a prestigious international organization of doll artists and dollcrafters established in 1976.

Lotz dolls are highly sought after and are seen in museums and doll collections around the world.  Owners of Jean Lotz Hitty Dolls have nicknamed her Lotzalove.

Unfortunately, according to the description of a recent eBay auction, Jean has not been carving since she suffered injuries during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  We in the doll world, and the Hitty doll world in particular, have missed her and are very happy to hear that she is going to start carving again!

Here is a screen shot of a recent completed auction for a Jean Lotz Hitty Doll.

Recent ebay auction for Jean Lotz Hitty Doll

According to the auction description this Hitty is signed and dated on the doll's lower back "©Jean D. Lotz / Hitty 3-2005" and the blue Lotz Heart is signed "LOTZ / Hitty JDL 3/05 B" which means she was the second doll in the "Lotz Hitty Litter" created in March of 2005.  

What a beautiful Hitty!  Learn more about Jean Lotz Hitty Dolls

Items for sale on ebay

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