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Each piece we create represents months, sometimes years, of dedicated planning. Here we take you behind the scenes to show you the culmination of the creative process: Production.

Inside our production studio in Bennington, Vermont, our specially trained team of artisans produce each piece to our exacting specifications. Whether you're a long-time fan or first time visitor, welcome to the R. John Wright Workshop! The following photos were taken during production of the Celestial Musician from the Hummel Series.

Photos are updated on a regular basis so visit often! The Production Archive can be found at the bottom of this page.

(Photo above) The star motif is embossed on the tunics

(Photo above) Starch is applied only to the areas where stars will be

(Photo above) This photo shows the embossing process

(Photo above) The tunic is artistically airbrused with several colors

(Photo above) Dressing begins on the doll bodies

(Photo above) An angel wing is molded in the pneumatic press

(Photo above) The wings during the first molding process

(Photo above) A tray of molded all-felt angel wings

(Photo above) Following sewing, the wings are turned rightside out

(Photo above) A wing is hand-stuffed with kapok

(Photo above) A tray of beautifully painted angel wings

(Photo above) Sanding occurs on the Hummel violins

(Photo above) Various aspects of the violin production

(Photo above) Each violin is carefully hand painted in several stages

(Photo above) Work on the violin bow is also happening

(Photo above) Real horsehair is used on the tiny bows

(Photo above) The violin accessories are made entirely at the RJW workshop

(Photo above) A tray of completed wood violins

(Photo above) Each violin and bow is beautifully crafted

(Photo above) The felt bags are shown in the background

(Photo above) Each bag is artistically airbrushed

(Photo above) Dolls await accessorizing and finishing

(Photo above) A chorus of musicians playing fills the air!

(Photo above) The dolls practice playing for their new owners

(Photo above) Each Celestial Musician is beautifully boxed with certificate


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Fairy Tale Mice
Wizard of Oz Mice
The Brownie Jockey
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
Japanese Children
Willoughby - 2012 Christmas Bear
Ginger - 2012 Christmas Mouse
Flora & Simon
Gondolier & Contadina
Benjamin & Colette
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
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