After experimenting with "salt dough", a shop owner suggested Super Sculpey. With this new and flexable medium I began making dolls with clay heads, hands and feet and cloth posable bodies. Another shop owner suggested I show my pieces to an International Doll agent. He immediately accepted me on as one of his artists. My first big show was The International Toy Fair in New York City. I sold out in the first hour and was nominated for a Doll of the Year Award by Doll Reader Magazine and, also, The Magic Wand Award, an award based out of Germany. I won the Magic Wand award, becoming the first American to receive this award. My business took off at that point. I have been featured in Doll Reader, Early American Life, Hagerstown and Frederick Magazines. I have participated in numerous invitation only shows including The Designer Craftsman Show in Boston and Philadelphia and The Creation of the Masters show which coincided with The Toy Fair. I have also been featured for several years at the Maryland Christmas show and Cabin Fever Festival.

Each Doll is individually sculpted out of Prosculpt and Super Sculpey. I try to incorporate antique clothing, fabric, shoes and toys with my art. When it is not possible to use antique fabric or clothing, only the highest quality textiles are used. All hair is either mohair, lambs wool or human hair. I use only high quality blown glass or porcelain eyes. Characters range in size from 4 inches to lifesize.

Terry adding the details to one of the Drawfs in her Sleeping Beauty set.