Ping Lau was raised and educated in Singapore. She has had no formal art training but graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the National University of Singapore.
Her characteristically large-sized, meticulously detailed and expressive one of a kind dolls depicting children of all ethnic groups reflect her generous exposure to many different cultures through her life in Singapore. Her dolls receive tremendous response and recognition whenever they are shown and are occasionally mistaken for real children.
Ping's dolls, paintings and other creations have been displayed at art galleries, art shows, and on national TV on the Home Shopping Network. Her doll kits are carried by retailers such as Ashton Drake, Doll Dreams, and Paradise Galleries.
How long have you been sculpting dolls?
I started experimenting around 1989 but it took several years to find the right medium to work with and to gather up the confidence to start trying to sell them. I became a 'doll artist' in earnest around 1995.
How did you learn to make dolls?
Experimentation, trial and error - that is why it took several years for me to get develop my technique.
Do you make the dolls' clothes yourself?
Almost all of them; some of them wear contemporary baby clothes but to achieve the look I really want, I do have to do everything from start to finish.