Q: Why is she called Pidgin? What does “Pidgin” mean?

A: I came up with the name “Pidgin” while sketching an image of a girl on a long bus ride from New York to Boston, where my boyfriend Eric lived at the time.  The girl in my sketch wore a bird on her hat that reminded me of a pigeon, and I thought, "That's a cute name for a girl."  When I got to Boston, Eric and I tried to imagine what a girl named “Pigeon” would be like: a city-dweller, a free spirit, somewhat whimsical, perhaps a bit flighty.  Three years later, when I was trying to think of a name for my new fashion doll, Eric suggested that the doll be the “Pigeon” character I had drawn a few years ago and in an instant, I knew exactly who my doll was and where she was going.  We decided to substitute the word “Pidgin”—meaning a hybrid language that develops between two or more groups that do not share a common tongue.  The word “Pidgin” looks better visually, and evokes two important aspects of my doll: Pidgin the character, a bird-like city dweller; and Pidgin the doll, a way for me to communicate my aesthetic vision.


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First sketch of “Pigeon”

Q: How long have you been making Pidgin?

A: I first began constructing dolls in late 2009.  After creating several prototypes, I officially launched Pidgin in October 2012 as a 22-inch boudoir doll with hand-cast porcelain head and limbs and a soft body.  The current 1:4 scale Pidgin doll is the 5th generation sculpt.  She is cast entirely in resin and is fully ball-jointed.


 Q: What are Pidgin's dimensions?

1:4 Scale Ball-Jointed Body (5th generation - in production)

  • Height 16 inches (40.5 cm)

  • Head - 6.25 inches (16 cm )

  • Eyes - 10mm

  • Neck - 2.25 inches (6 cm)

  • Shoulder to Shoulder - 2.75 inches (7 cm)

  • Shoulder to Wrist - 4.75 inches (12 cm)

  • Bust - 5.5 inches (14.5 cm)

  • Waist - 4.5 inches (11.5 cm)

  • Hips - 7 inches (18 cm)

  • Inseam - 8 inches (20 cm)

  • Feet Length - 2 inches (5 cm)

  • Feet Width - .75 inches (2 cm)

1:6 Scale Ball-Jointed Body (4th generation - no longer in production)

  • Height in flats: 11.75 inches (30 cm)

  • Hight in heels 12.5 inches (32 cm)

  • Eyes: 6 mm

  • Head/Wig: 4 inches (10 cm)

  • Neck: 2 inches (5.5 cm)

  • Bust: 4 inches (10 cm)

  • Waist: 2.75 inches (7 cm)

  • Hips: 5.5 inches (14 cm)

  • Wrist To Wrist: 7.75 inches (20 cm)

  • Inseam (leg length): 6 inches (15.5 cm)

1:3 Scale Soft Body (2nd generation - no longer in production)

  • Height: 22 inches (56 cm)

  • Eyes: 18 mm

  • Head/Wig: 9 inches (23 cm)

  • Neck: 4.5 inches (11.5 cm)

  • Bust: 8.5 inches (21.5 cm)

  • Waist: 7 inches (17.5 cm)

  • Hips: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

  • Arm Length: 6.5 inches (16.5 cm)

  • Leg Length: 13 inches (33 cm)

  • Arched Feet: 2.25 inches (5.5 cm)

1:3 Scale Ball-Jointed Body (3rd generation - no longer in production)

  • Height: 22 inches (56 cm)

  • Eyes: 18 mm

  • Head/Wig: 8.25 inches (21 cm)

  • Neck: 4 inches (10 cm)

  • Bust: 8.75 inches (22.25 cm)

  • Waist: 5.5 inches (14 cm)

  • Hips: 10.25 inches (26 cm)

  • Wrist To Wrist: 15 inches (38 cm)

  • Leg Length: 13 inches (33 cm)

  • Arched Feet: 2.25 inches (5.5 cm)