''I love imagination and humour, people who have their feet on the ground whilst dreaming, the poetry in everyday life. I like a certain vulnerability whilst standing strong, 1930's cabaret, dark shiny and mad...I like the circus, the colours when the lights go down, the trapeze artist making an entrance. I like it behind the scenes, there are stories there too, and toys and childhood and history on our doorstep.''
Growing up in Somerset with artist parents, Kate and James Lynch, Alice scoured fleamarkets with a magpie's instinct for curiosities to inhabit her fairytale world.
She trained in Fashion Design at Kingston University, London, then worked as a designer in Paris for John Galliano, Christian Dior and Sonia Rykiel. She honed her craft in their studios full of stitching, beading and embellishment and thrived in the theatre of their catwalk shows.
After nine years in Paris, Alice moved back to Somerset, where she now lives with her Japanese husband and their two small children.
She dedicates her time to making these whimsical characters which she brings to life in her Somerset studio from vintage textiles and treasures. They are often framed in glazed boxes and hung as icons on the walls, heirlooms for the future.
Alice's dolls have been commissioned by designers and private patrons throughout the world and exhibited in boutiques and galleries in Paris, London and Somerset. Her clients include Anthropologie, Alice Temperley, Anya Hindmarch, Pearl Lowe, Victoria Beckham, Merchant Archive and Marwood London. She has designed Christmas ornaments and capsule childrens dress-up collections for Anthropologie. In 2016 she had a sell out solo show at Anthropologie’s Kings Road store. In 2017 her Enchanted exhibition at the Jonathan Cooper gallery was a great success and this year, 2018, Alice has just launched a new collection of work in collaboration with Harrods. The collection consists of one off and limited edition pieces all handmade by Alice, exclusively for Harrods.
Alice also makes bespoke celebration dolls for many occasions. She is happy to discuss commissions or collaborative projects. Please contact Alice to discuss any ideas you may have.