Hajnalka Mayor

Meet the artist,


I was born in Hungary, Budapest in 1976, and I lived there until 2007.

As long as I can remember I was always drawing on a piece of paper or try to create something beautiful from my surrounding world.

I graduated in 1994 as a ceramist in Budapest. I didn’t have the financial background for collage, I self learned as many things I could next to my actual work.

Between 1994-2007, I was working in many areas, such as a  graphic designer, fashion stylist, professional make-up artist for film and fashion, as a fashion model, stand-by art director in the film industry, and as a painter as well.

In 2007 I left Hungary for my future husband and I moved to Switzerland. We traveled a lot and lived in many countries while I gave birth to our 2 beautiful children. In early 2016 we finally settled down on our dream land, New Zealand in Wellington.

Between 2013-2016, I was working as a cake/sugar artist as well. I’ve been well published in international cake magazines.

In 2014 I came across a few OOAK doll artist’s work on social media and it caught my attention. After several months of self learning I made my first art doll in early 2015. Since then, my work earned international recognition, I’ve been honored with publications and awards.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact me any time!


2016 March Michelangelo Art Doll Award , Italy 1st place ( Satine)

2016 Gold award 2nd place in professional character category / Professional Doll Makers Art Guild Gold Award contest ( Sam & Dean)

2016 Artist of the year at  International Art Doll Registry

2017 PDMAG gold award 1st place in professional character category ( Don’t see Don’t hear Don’t speak)

2018 PDMAG gold award CEO’s choice award ( The guardian )

2019 PDMAG gold award 1st place master level child/ baby character category ( Genevive)

2019 PDMAG gold award 1st place paper clay category  ( Sookie)

2019 DOLLS Awards of Excellence: Industry’s Choice award and Public’s choice award in the OOAK Child Doll category 

2020 International Art Doll Registry  – Artist of the year


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