A custom nesting doll from the Firebird Workshop is more than just your images on a wooden doll— it is a work of art, created by budding professionals, dedicated to you and whatever memories you want to preserve.
What artifact better represents a group of people with strong ties to each other, or people joined together to achieve a set goal? The recurring theme of togetherness, coexistence, and community is what makes our custom matryoshka dolls a perfect fit for this task.
What are Custom Nesting Dolls?
A custom nesting doll is a nesting doll created specifically for a certain person or people, with a unique purpose and design. Custom nesting dolls are often created for families, businesses and are used to commemorate a specific event—weddings, anniversaries, and other special dates.
Every professional artist with an educational background in canvas painting agree with the fact that painting a portrait on Matryoshka dolls is akin to a painting portraits on canvas. They both involve a tremendous amount of work and a mastery of the paint brush.
However, not every canvas painter can easily transit to painting portrait nesting dolls.
A portrait doll painter must be talented enough to paint human faces with great accuracy and educated enough to understand the dynamics of paintbrushes, water-based hues, and how they interact on curved wooden surfaces.
Our portrait doll artists are some of the finest in Saint-Petersburg with degrees from revered art institutions like the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design. Like renaissance artists in old Florence, they create magic on wood at the stroke of their brushes.
So much happy emotions caused by 10 cm wooden dolls—but not just any wooden doll—cartoonish portraits of the couple.
What other satisfaction can an artist relish, if not the positive emotions invoked by their work of art?
We can go on and on about how our portrait nesting dolls orders put a smile on people's faces; how delighted a grandmother was with a portrait nesting doll marking her 100th birthday, or how Chris clears the dust off a huge 10-piece portrait nesting doll set depicting his family, which he presented to his wife on her anniversary.
When you're thinking about commemorating an event, why not go for memory ingrained in wood, small enough to be carried around and valuable enough to pass on to future generations?
How to get your Custom Nesting DollIt's interesting enough to fantasize about your custom matryoshka or how you can surprise your loved ones with such an unusual but memorable gift. Make your fantasy come to life:
- Buy any custom order listing. Please, pay attention to the nesting doll's size and number of pieces in a set.
- Send us a private message once you've received an order confirmation or leave us an email, telling us about your dream custom nesting doll and when you'd like to receive your order.
- We'll get to work, make a sketch on our blank nesting dolls and send some pictures to you. You can suggest any adjustments at this stage.
We'll then paint your custom Russian dolls with water-based tempera. and apply eco-friendly varnish (lacquer) give it a glossy or matte finish.
- When the dolls are dry and ready, we'll carefully pack your order and ship it to you. (Delivery time depends on your location and the value of your order).
Custom nesting dolls with logos are often created for businesses and corporations. They’re often very identical, and as the name suggests, features a company’s logo or motto. Many logo nesting dolls are produced in large quantities but they’re all handmade.
Wedding nesting dolls, surprisingly, are a trendy type of custom nesting doll orders. Wedding nesting dolls are usually matryoshkas created in the images of the bride and groom. They can be depicted in cartoonish design or in the traditional matryoshka fashion.
Although wedding nesting dolls are popular in the west with brides and grooms of Russian ancestry, some wedding matryoshkas depict traditional marriage ceremonies in different cultures.
Every bride is stunning on her wedding day, and if you're getting a nesting doll just for her, check out our bride nesting dolls. These matryoshka dolls are popular because they're stylized to look like exclusive nesting dolls and adorned with crystals. We can always draw them to look like the bride of the day. Just let us know your wishes.
Our top custom nesting doll orders
We’ve had our fair share of custom nesting doll orders. We’ve created matryoshka dolls for a restaurant chain in St. Petersburg, for families all over the world, for Russian subway transit, and so much more.
Crab & Burger Restaurant Custom Nesting DollThe crab restaurant is an eatery located in Saint-Petersburg Russia. As a thank you to their most loyal customers, they wanted to create an exceptional gift—a matryoshka doll branded with a QR-code leading to their website.
After our conversations with their management, they settled for single nesting dolls with a height of 10 cm (4 inches). First of all, we asked our turners to carve 100 blank dolls for this project.
Sometimes our customers make the custom nesting doll design themselves, and such was the case with Crab & Burger.
Our artist painted a sample nesting doll according to the restaurant's design. Later on, we made a hundred custom nesting dolls depicting a lady in sunglasses and red scarves. It took two weeks to completely paint one hundred dolls and one more week to apply varnish.
Sarah Eubanks—a nice lady and a fashion connoisseur—wanted 10 custom nesting dolls that resembles the Russian Vogue's 10th Anniversary nesting dolls by Valentin Yudashkin, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Blumarine, Burberry, Versace, Moschino, Paul Smith, Prada, Gucci.