About Us

Juried Artist/Studio:

Patty Frisbee

Business Name:

Cornhusk Creations!

Short Description:

Traditional and original cornhusk dolls

Contact Number:

573-265-5088

Email Address:

Coming Soon

About Our Art

Patty Frisbee

Folk Artisan – Cornhusk Doll Maker

Creating cornusk sculptures since 1987-present

pattyfrisbee@gmail.com; 573-263-8158

Description:  Cornhusk characters are portrayed working at crafts from bygone days or playing simple games.  Research into the historical details of the era provide authenticity to each creation. 

 Artist Statement: My grandma taught me how to make my first cornhusk doll when I was 10.  She was very influential in my life and taught me many important life skills.  Teaching others about how our ancestors lived is important to me and I do this through my doll-making and storytelling.  I create traditional cornhusk dolls but my favorites are my original pieces that I place on native Missouri red granite and stones from creek beds.  My main goal in doll-making is to be original, detailed and to make each doll’s movements appear as natural and realistic as possible.  I strive to be authentic and use natural materials in my creations.  Most of all, I want people to enjoy my work and perhaps bring back a fond memory.  I continue to learn and improve my craft to become the best artist I can be.  I am happy when creating my dolls.  Art is part of who I am and cornhusk doll-making is my art.

 Demostrations and Shows:  ****Green Tree Colonial Festival – Kirkwood, Missouri – juried  show ****  Old Iron Works Days – Maramec Springs Park, St. James (30 Years) – Juried ****  Missouri Days – special event through state of Missouri: Lucy Wortham James School, Viburnum, Belle School, Bourbon Elementary School, Cuba Elementary School, Columbia School District, Rolla Junior High ****2005 Arts Outreach Program, working with the Springfield Arts council **** Arts Rolla Exploration Program ****  Special Guest at Silver Dollar City at the Children’s Festival ****  Country Show at Six Flags Over Mid America ****Missouri Folklife Program, Univ. of Missouri Columbia **** Missouri Heritage Fair, Missouri Historical Society ****  St. Louis University – Summer School Class **** Area Art Clubs, Lioness Clubs, Boy and Girls Scouts, 4-H Clubs, Park Programs  ****  Missouri Folk Arts Program, a program of the Missouri Arts Council – juried **** Oral traditions – West Plains, Missouri – by invitation **** Centennial Celebration at Alley Springs, National Park Service – juried ****  Big Spring Celebration, sponsored by the National Park Service – juried ****  Many other historical programs throughout Missouri

Awards:    Numerous awards in the Folk Art Category at Silver Dollar City, National Doll Show; Missouri State Fair, Folk art – 3rd place; Local shows; festivals and fairs; Awarded to have two Christmas ornaments on the Governor’s Christmas tree and is now in the Governor’s Mansion Collection.

Organizations:          Best of Missouri Hands: Missouri Art Association, Advisory Board 2000-2007; Juried Member since1999-preseent; Membership Chair – 2000-2007

                         Spring Creek Artisan – member 2017

                       Maramec Spring – Old Iron Works Days, Advisory Committee 1995-present

                         James Foundation – Advisory Board, 1995-present

                         Rolla Arts! Member, Secretary 2008-2009

Publications:     Doll Life Magazine, August 1992 –

                                 Birds & Blooms, October 1997 –

        Missouri Life Magazine 2006

Several Newspaper articles:  Rolla Daily News, St. James Leader Journal, St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis West County Journal, The Cornhusk Artisan

Patty Frisbee
Juried Member

Mixed Media 3D