Lynne and Michael Roche Dollmakers


  • NEW DOLLS FOR 2015
    Elsie & Little Theo
  • NEW DOLLS FOR 2015
    Little Theo with his boat
  • NEW DOLLS FOR 2015
    Winter Elsie

Welcome to Roche dolls

Lynne and Michael Roche have been making artist dolls for over 30 years. They are well known for their porcelain headed dolls with finely carved and articulated lime-wood bodies. They have also made a variety of ranges of different bodies for the dolls over the years.

Another definitive aspect of their work is the clothing for the dolls, Lynne uses uniquely dyed fabrics and yarns and wonderful antique fabric for the clothes and many details such as embroidery and appliqués decorate the unusual and evocative garments. Many outfits are also enhanced by wonderful hand knitted items. All of this with the addition of real or mohair custom made wigs, beautiful paperweight glass eyes made in England, delightful specially made leather shoes and boots and uniquely imaginative accessories make their dolls highly desirable and collectable. They have been called by serious antique doll collectors ‘antiques of the future'.

NEWS:  I will be sending email newsletters from early 2015, please let me have your email address if you would like to receive these, best wishes,Lynne

Winter Elsie has a new hair colour!

Here is Winter Elsie, one of our new dolls for 2015. We just wanted to let you know that we have slighly changed the colour of her hair, hope you like it.

Sale of earlier dolls

Our proposed sale of earlier dolls is going to be postponed from November of this year to next year, being our 35th year of doll making! we have a number of special things to look out for!  However we are making one piece available at a very special price. It is one of our earliest dolls, Alice, from the early 1980's she comes with her trunk full of lovely accesories including her engraved silver brush and comb. She also has a number of sets of clothing and underwear, I am attaching lots of photos. This is the last Alice we have and the whole piece with the trunk is £1700 including postage and packing.  ALICE and TRUNK are SOLD

Christmas Edition 2014 Cuddly baby Bonnie!

Here is Baby Bonnie in her lovely angora fairy dress in gorgeous shades of pink. She looks lovely with her older sister Pippa in her fairy outfit!. She is available from The Toy Shoppe in the US and directly from us for Europe and the uk. She is an edition of just 15 pieces and is £495 or $970.    More pics in the News section