The Artful Dodger, (also known as Jack Dawkins), is a character in the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. Dodger is a pickpocket, so called for his skill and wiliness in that respect. He is the leader of the gang of child criminals, trained by the elderly Fagin.
This unique, one of a kind Dickens character is hand created from wood, wire, clay, paint, fiber, and fabric- he stands a tiny and collectible 4 1/2 " tall (11.5 cm).
The Artful Dodger wears a costume of pinstripe, ragged pants with vest, neck scarf tied in bow, and black, frayed jacket. His finishing details are his top hat, real fiber hair, and hand painted face with a recent "pickpockets" wallet in hand!
Artist - Debbie Ritter