I like to think of the figures I make as companions for a personal journey. I try to fill each one with healing energy that responds to the person who owns it, and conversely, I hope that the person who owns it will respond with a true heart connection. I feel that my work is a sign post to the half forgotten world that we all carry inside of us. When people look at my work, I want them to think ‘Oh, now I remember.’ If they do that then I know that they have been successful.
— Wendy Froud

Wendy’s Story

Wendy Froud was born in Detroit , Michigan in 1954...

SHE GRADUATED WITH A BFA in Fine Art (concentrating on fabric design and ceramics)from The Center For Creative Studies College of Art and Design in Detroit. 


WENDY MOVED TO NEW YORK where after receiving one of her puppets as a Christmas gift from the Muppet’s art director, Jim Henson asked her to come and work on their newest project, “The Dark Crystal” where she met her husband to be, Brian Froud. Wendy worked not only on The Dark Crystal but on the Muppet Show, Muppet Movie, The Empire Strikes Back ( as fabricator of Yoda) and Labyrinth.


SINCE MOVING PERMANENTLY TO DARTMOOR, ENGLAND, Wendy has concentrated on making models and mythic figures. She has illustrated three books - A Midsummer Night’s Faerytale, The Winter Child, and The Faeries of Spring Cottage - with author Terri Windling.  

WENDY HAS PUBLISHED A BOOK of her own writings, illustrated with her dolls and figures - The Art of Wendy Froud (published by Imaginosis). She also writes for magazines and has had her fiction writing included in two anthologies  -  Sirens and Other Demon Lovers and Trolls Eye View

Wendy teaches sculpting, doll and model making and mask making workshops incorporating mythic and faery imagery and meditation.

THREE OF HER LATEST PROJECTS are The Heart of Faerie Oracle - a deck of oracle cards with book, illustrated by Brian Froud and written by Wendy Froud, Trolls, which includes paintings and drawing by Brian, 3d models by Wendy, with all text written by Wendy, published by Abrams in 2012, and Faeries Tales, the newest collaboration with Brian, also published by Abrams in 2014.

WENDY AND BRIAN have two apps available – Pathways To Faerie and Faces of Faerie. Wendy also has two instructional DVD's available through the Gnomon Workshop

WENDY HAS EXHIBITED in Museums and galleries in the US, UK, Europe, and Japan, as well as in private collections throughout the world. She is an Academician of the British SouthWest Academy of Fine and Applied Arts.


Original works