Did you know...?
that many Originals by LE creations have a moving part, like the Gypsy Rabbit above, pouring tea. See more here.
The action is designed before firing the piece and operated by pushing the lever built in, an Originals by LE trademark.
You'll see many with moving parts throughout the site and more pictures will be added over time.
Seriously fun polymer Clay Art sculptures that tell a story.
You can wear them and even play with them because many have a moving part!
Each Originals by LE miniature figurine, jewellery piece or doll is a unique whimsical fairytale treasure handmade by Leigh Allan.
What do you fancy?
~ Wearable figurine miniature art ~
Originals by LE art is owned by collectors and celebrities the world over. Rita
Rudner; Shelley Duvall; Richard Simmons (owner of many of the Dalmatian themed pieces); Dolores Hope (wife of Bob Hope); Sally
Jesse Raphael; Telly Savalas; Robin Williams; Cindy Winkler (wife of Henry Winkler) many more.
>>>Click links and images for close-ups<<<
many photos go back to 1975
and are shown in their 'vintage snapshot glory'
- blurry bits and all.
Continue on for more about the art and how it's made or click Process.
They will haunt you forever.
Spooky and loveable. These 'two century old' Ravensbreath Ghost dolls are made of cloth (distressed and singed) and their faces hand-painted. There are miniature clay and cloth versions too. You can see them all on their website www.ravensbreath.com or www.ghostdolls.com . Learn more about these highly popular ghoulie little characters.
(vintage photo) This a piece commissioned by a Beverly Hills interior designer who supplies original and unique Christmas tree ornaments for Hollywood celebrities.
Dumas the Singing Puppeteer rides from village to village upon his tiger Prince, entertaining children of all ages with song and game.
From the saddle Dumas works the strings of his dashing Cavalier marionette who serenades his lady love in the tower above. Tiger Prince roars to the fright and delight of the excited audience.
Set around the performers, front and back, are many treasures, some hidden, and it is from these Dumas bestows his magic.
A similar model of this Christmas ornament can be made for you.
To add a very special touch, many of the figures are animated by moving a lever that has been built into the piece before firing. This is an Originals by LE trademark. Pouring tea, jumping rope, fanning oneself....the actions are endless
Each figure is modelled by hand from a block of polymer clay, fired in many stages and finally painted and glazed.
Styles range from jewellery to ornaments/decorations, standing figurines, dolls and more....click on our booklet to see close-up
Alice in Wonderland
Wizard of OZ
Phantom of the Opera
What would you design?
If you could create your favorite sculpted piece with all the treasures you fancy around it, what would it look like?
Do you love horses, cats, rabbit, cows, dogs, pigs,
elephants, lions - tazmania devils...?Do you enjoy
storybook characters like Alice in Wonderland or the Wizard of
OZ, or my own gothic storybook characters like the Ghost Orphans of Ravensbreath Castle? Or perhaps characters from classic tales like The Phantom of the Opera or
Charles Dickens? And what about fantasy folk, fairies, wizards and Christmas magic such as Father Christmas riding a unicorn, tiger even an ostrich!
Chances are some variation has been made of all of those subjects over the years and might even be for sale on this website or in one of the photos of past creations.
Anything on this site can be remade, but if you want a piece that reflects your personal whimsy then write with your ideas and I will happily make what you want. And don't forget dolls too.
Originals by LE - hand-sculpted (one of a kind) polymer clay miniature figurines, Christmas tree ornaments, wearable art and dolls since 1975.
The Ghost Orphans of Ravensbreath Castle are tattered little souls, gothic and somewhat macabre with a worldwide fan base. Ghost children make these dolls in their own likness (with a bit of help). They also have a small line of haunted jewellery.
Their ghost novel is in production.
This is Annabel Lee (head ghost girl) and brother Percy.
There are 9 ghost dolls in all that can be collected one by one or as the whole family. The ghost dolls come in two forms, large and small, and are stained, singed and terribly distressed from centuries imprisoned in their ghost world of Ravensbreath.
The small sizes are 7-inch and under. Jointed clay bodies, handpainted, handsewn clothes
The All cloth dolls are 18-inches and under, handpainted fabric and sewn Above is Gweena Madalaine, aka Ratgirl, Baby and Annabel Lee