Lorella Marcheggiani Falconi was born in the city of Pescara, Italy.
As a child art always fascinated her, and she was always encouraged by
her family to create and pursue any art form or craft that she was
“No art or craft has ever been able to keep me captive the way
doll-making has. It allows me to use all the skills I have acquired over
the years to create each doll. I never tire of creating dolls. I feel
empowered to express myself as an artist and I continually strive to
improve my abilities.”
Lorella began making dolls in 1998, first working on antique
reproductions and later creating original porcelain dolls. Over time her
work has evolved and now creates Ball jointed Dolls (BJD) in Porcelain
and Resin. Her inspiration is drawn from family, friends and fond
memories of her childhood.
Lorella has been nominated for and received awards for her artistry
since she began making dolls in 1998. Some notables include: Seeley’s
Magge Award, Seeley’s Original Sculptures Award, Dolls Award of
Excellence, and DOTY Award: Industry’s Choice, People's Choice Award,
and the Jack Johnston Award for Original Sculpture.
Lorella's work has been featured in magazines including: DollPro,
Dollcrafter, Doll Costuming , Dolls, La Bacchetta Magica.