Maggie Finch became interested in sculpture as a teenager visiting the studio of her mother’s first cousin, sculptor Frederick William MacMonnies. As a young mother, she began making one-of-a-kind handmade dolls for her children. She met dollmaker Dorothy Heizer and from her learned the importance of detail in costume. She began making fine art dolls out of carved wood, mid-1990s. She served as president of the National Association of American Doll Artists.