Famed local doll maker creates tribute in support of peace in Ukraine

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 February 2022 at 10:13 pm

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Cooper

Elizabeth Cooper

MEDINA – Elizabeth Cooper, a producer of one-of-kind dolls since 1980, has created a piece that depicts a protest seeking peace in Ukraine,a country that is under attack by Russia.

Cooper of Medina is best known for her dolls of fairies and Santas. She also has created popular series featuring immigrants and characters such as Peter Pan and Snow White.

She has been featured over the years in numerous doll magazines and won the award for “doll of the year.”

She sculpts her dolls out of clay and makes the costumes.

“Devastated by the state of the world, I direct my energies to making my clay talk,” she said about the latest effort showing a protest for peace in Ukraine.