Sara-Christin Richter Art student at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (UAS)

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Photo: Michael Orth

Born in Leipzig, Sara-Christin studied to be a teacher for art and English in her hometown Dresden, and since 2017 has been studying illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (UAS). Her heart belongs to dolls and doll carving. Her handmade doll friend, watchmaker Walter Jannovitz, even has his own Instagram page, and he travels around the world with her.

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What brought you to art?

Since my childhood I have been interested in art and have been able to attend courses at a very early age. My mother has a lot of books because of her art history studies. I was allowed to make copies of the most beautiful pictures and then sorted them very carefully into slides so that they could be signed off later. My parents often took me to museums and churches. As a child I probably found this boring, but now I think that I have gotten a lot out of it. For example, my interest in the Middle Ages. As a teenager I attended various art courses before I studied art education and then illustration in Hamburg.

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How did the opportunity for you to come to Cornelia's farm come about?

At our university, UAS Hamburg, a competition was organized by Dressler Verlag. Dressler and professors from the university then sifted through the works. When I heard that the winners would be allowed to visit Cornelia, I really wanted to take part.

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How did you like your time on the farm? Did you find inspiration there?

The time on Cornelia's farm inspired and animated me. It is very, very comfortable there and you immediately feel at home. Everywhere you can find little things, but also dolls and wooden figures. And of course the surroundings and nature are fascinating. You clear your head automatically.

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Photo: Michael Orth

What did you take home from there?

From Malibu I took photos, sketches and modelled dolls, but above all a lot of strength and motivation. Cornelia was incredibly motivating and inspiring. I take with me the conversations we had about art, literature, dolls and much more, and they will accompany me for a long time.

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth

Photo: Michael Orth