My name is Fugi Naim Malloul, a figurine crafter from Israel.
My work embodies my love of dolls and figurines, with which I’ve surrounded myself from a young age. Each piece is carefully and lovingly crafted and painted by hand, giving it a personality and a life of its own.
I use figurines from different eras and places around the world. These serve as the foundation of my creation – breathing new life into old objects, reinterpreting them from my own life experience, an extension of my being, a reimagining of simple pieces into more complex expressions.
I take vintage figurines and dolls that are out of production and, using plaster casts, recreate them as new representations of reality. Each piece is hand crafted in my studio, hand-painted with care and dedication.
I have a deep and profound love of crafts, and my basic need to always be creating is my driver and motivator.
My work embodies my love of dolls and figurines, with which I’ve surrounded myself from a young age. My collection includes many dolls from different periods, styles and materials. Some of these are the basis for my work. I use them as models by replicating them, using plaster casts.
Using these basic models, I create my brand new world in limited series, handmade and hand-painted. I bring life to old dolls that are no longer manufactured, as well as design and create more complex, unique and original designs.
In the past decade I’ve been working at my own ceramics studio where I create the things nearest and dearest to me heart. I am grateful for this privilege, each and every day.