INSIDE THE STUDIO 


RJW Sign

We are pleased to bring you inside our production studio in Bennington, Vermont so you can see what we are currently up to. Photos are updated on a regular basis so visit often! The Production Archive can be found at the bottom of this page. The following photos were taken during production of Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz collection:


(Photo above) The felt faces are molded in the hydraulic press


(Photo above) The heads are covered in cloth and re-molded


(Photo above) Gesso prepares the 'canvas' for painting


(Photo above) The heads are completely airbrushed


(Photo above) The necks are arranged and tied in place


(Photo above) Hand painting begins in several stages


(Photo above) The eyes are painted in several detailed steps


(Photo above) The nose receives its shock of dark paint


(Photo above) The eyebrows are airbrushed prior to painting


(Photo above) The buckram torsos are wrapped in felt


(Photo above) Trays of molded lower legs await jointing


(Photo above) A tray of jointed felt bodies


(Photo above) The patches are meticulously hand sewn


(Photo above) Each boot is hand cobbled on metal lasts


(Photo above) Scarecrow boots in various stages of completion


(Photo above) A pile of miniature Scarecrow gloves!


(Photo above) The tiny gloves are put on the felt hands


(Photo above) Each hat receives it ragged hatband


(Photo above) The Scarecrow heads near completion


(Photo above) Each head is amazingly consistent


(Photo above) The dolls are dressed


(Photo above) Each doll recieves its final airbrushed shading


(Photo above) A group of dolls ready for boxing


(Photo above) Each doll finds its own numbered box


(Photo above) The Scarecrows have taken over the shipping area!

PRODUCTION PHOTO ARCHIVE:

Pansy
The Brownie Jockey
Marmalade - Exclusive Toy Shoppe Edition
Puddles - Springtime Friends Collection
Ivy & Walter - Toddler Bears Series
Spring, Summer, Fall - 4 Seasons Collection
Winter - 4 Seasons Collection
Christopher - Toddler Bear
Woodruff - RJW Classic Teddy
Snowball - Christmas Kitten
Deck The Hall
Hummel Skier
Merry Wanderer
George & Martha - Washington Waltz
Ida & Tom - Mouse Seasons Collection
Flossie & Blackie - Springtime Friends Series
Billy Boy Blue - Mother Goose Series
Little Miss Muffet - Mother Goose Series
Forever - Bride & Groom mice
Isabelle - Toddler Bear
Brownie Scotchman
Little Bo-Peep and Jack & Jill - Mother Goose mice
Toto
Japanese Children
Willoughby - 2012 Christmas Bear
Ginger - 2012 Christmas Mouse
Flora & Simon
Gondolier & Contadina
Benjamin & Colette
Patsy®
Around the World - 2012 RJW Convention
The Queen of Hearts
The Zinnia Fairy
The Brownie Policeman
Baby Grace - Victorian Children series
Little Jack Horner - Mother Goose Mice series
Sugar - The 2011 Christmas Mouse
Wicked Witch of the West
Dorothy
Celebrations! - 2011 RJW Convention
Lavender Fairy
Max & Moritz
The Brownie Canadian
Hazel-nut Fairy
Heather Fairy
Raindrops on Roses UFDC Event
Storyland - 2010 RJW Convention
Red Clover Fairy
The Café Bears
Peter Cottontail
Pine Tree Fairy
Little Tommy Tittlemouse
The Brownie Sailor
Christmas Tree Fairy
Primrose Fairy
Black Magic
Sweet Pea Fairy
Molly & Jack
The Sweet Pea Baby
The Brownie Irishman
The Brownie Indian
Springtime Frolics - 2009 RJW Convention
The Winter Mice - Annamarie & Fritz
The March Hare
Spring Delivery
The Chinaman Brownie
Goldilocks & Baby Bear
Lady Mouse & Gentleman Mouse
Grandfather
Cinderella