Robert Raikes: An Artist and sculptor for seventeen years he created dolls and animals, known for their elegance and their special touch of fantasy. Raikes Originals came to life at the artist studio in the majestic Mt Shasta area of Northern California, and are the result of his continued interest in the great outdoors. Working from his feelings, then from a visualization of the finished work, Mr Raikes creates a piece that is individually carved and beautifully fitted together. His painstaiking technique results in a sculpter of stunning quality and warmth. Applause is proud to be associated with Robert Raikes and the distinguished work he creates. He has earned the recognition as a world class sculptor and have won a cherished position in the Collector’s World. Associated with Applause Inc. he brings unequal collectible designs sure to guarantee generations of enjoyment.