I just heard today that on Sunday, May 2, 2010, Hannie Sarris passed away suddenly and too soon due to complications from pneumonia.
I am shocked and speechless. Very sad news indeed. The doll world will surely miss her wonderful talent and the lessons that she so eagerly shared. I never had the pleasure to meet her personally, but her delicate sculpts are what inspired me to try air-dry clay and get back into sculpting. She remains one of my favorite all time doll artists.