Remembering Pat Kolesar


By Joan Baxter



JAMESTOWN — Pat Kolesar was born in 1942, she was often recognized for her signature pink hair. This Jamestown artist came to Ohio in 1975, a talented sculptor and painter who began to create a series of dolls which looked like real kids. Over a 25 year period she designed thousands of dolls. She became internationally famous when some of her dolls were featured on the Home Shopping Network, breaking sales records. She also created a line of bears with sculptured faces call the “Burton’s Creek Collection” marketed by Gund Toy Co. As time permitted she especially enjoyed her Koi pond.

By Joan Baxter

Joan Baxter is a local resident and weekly historical columnist.

Joan Baxter is a local resident and weekly historical columnist.