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Maria Filipe Castro aka droolwool, is a Toy Artist and Character Designer from Portugal, currently based in the UK.
She designs characters in a deliciously cute style, that she sculpts using needles and wool, creating unique and one of a kind Art Toys and Soft Sculptures Maria is currently teaching Needle Felting and her design approach on an online course at Domestika, a technique that she’s been developing for almost 10 years.
Using food and nature as an inspiration she likes to tell tiny stories with a touch of innocence and lots of humour, making her characters portray spontaneous human reactions, capturing moments of spontaneity that only children and specially toddlers are capable of demonstrating.
Maria Filipe was an invited speaker at 1st Pictoplasma in Isolation and most recently she was a Designer Toy Awards Finalist in the Best Non-Plastic category with the Art Toy “Happy Tears Cloud”, a cloud that rains tears of joy.
Droolwool’s work can be found in selected Art Galleries where she exhibits regularly, but also on her online shop.
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