Since beginning on their first collaborations in 1993, Philippe and Charisse Faraut have had numerous opportunities to develop and combine their skills to create unique products. Philippe, originally a professionally trained French furniture maker and wood carver (German Sommellier, Annecy, France) and Charisse, formally trained as an illustrator (Syracuse University, NY) first started their company PCF Studios, Inc. to create original porcelain doll molds. To date, their line includes twenty-six original dolls.
In the collectible industry the couple has worked on projects for clients including Lenox, Goetz Dolls, Inc., Ashton Drake, The Hamilton Collection, and DreamWorks, SKG for whom they designed prototype dolls for the animated feature of The Prince of Egypt released in 1998.
Though the couple gradually pulled away from designing new molds so that Philippe could pursue his studies of more traditional portrait and figure sculpting they have continued to make their original series available to the doll making community. Among their latest endeavors is a series of instructional sculpting textbooks and instructional videos featuring Philippe's unique sculpting techniques, which he has taught for years in the classes he offers throughout the United States and abroad.