In 1975, Steve started making
molds for the ceramic hobby industry.
The molds were mainly for planters and utilitarian
They were called Curio Molds.
It was his mother who gave Steve an inspiration for his
turning point to doll world.
One day she brought one China doll to him and asked him
to make a mold from it.
He did, of course, it is his mother.
Later she finished a doll from the mold Steve made and
he could use her doll as a sample at ceramic shows.
He hesitated but agreed.."who would buy a mold for a
He brought the doll his mother made to a show
but hesitated to show it off at his booth,
it did not take long however for the doll ladies to
start wanting doll molds from him.
Mystic Molds was founded in 1989 after Steve sold Curio
Mystic started out making tiny doll molds and "mystical"
fairies and fairy tale characters.
Gwen Ross joined Steve around 1990 and they started
Mystic Molds together.
She was a very talented artist with a great love of
After starting with Mystic she started creating the
she became famous for.
She was a great sculptress with a fairy heart.
Steve and Gwen worked ever so hard to introduce new
for beautiful and unusual dolls and porcelain related
Gwen passed away after a long bout with cancer in 2002.
Steve carried on, going to doll shows and still adding
from his collection of antique dolls.
In 2007, Steve got Fumiko Kato, a new business partner
and the ownership switched to her in 2009.
She is a well skilled china painter and porcelain doll
is one of her favorite hobbies.
She is also a member of Doll Artisan Guild since 2001
and has gained three Rosette Awards as a
in French Reproduction Categories , numerous Blue
Judge's Choice Awards and awards in
other international competitions.
Recently the company moved the business location to
Sulphur Springs TX.
We strive to offer our customers a solely unique and
one of a kind type service and products.
We thank our customers from all over the world and
will promise to show our commitment to the porcelain
doll makers and the hobby.