Monday, May 23, 2016

NEW DOLL MOLD FINISHED


setting up my fairy sculpture
Titania
for molds


4 days and the result is good
few bubbles and chips
the sculpture was soggy due to a coating of lacquer, or perhaps 
Florida humidity 
experimenting with different sealers
 will be going back to enamels, they protect better on paper clay
I toss out all my sculptures once they have be made into molds
the sculpture is never usable again


 for the last 5 years I have made many molds
this is number 10 that will be hopefully usable
part of the porcelain process creating molds
I like to have lots of dolls to cast
now Titania dries for a month
another exciting aspect of creating in 
porcelain

Friday, May 20, 2016

WONDERLAND COLLECTION


For the last two months I have been working on my 
Alice in Wonderland Collection


Time to have a Tea Party


Mad Hatter


White Rabbit


Alice


couture outfits


lots of whimsical details




3 porcelain 10 inch dolls
now in my shop

Saturday, May 7, 2016

WORK IN PROCESS


working on three new porcelain dolls
sueding joints


sculpted clay shoes


stringing


perfect YAY


stringing another doll


checking out the tea set


three strung


whimsical shoes 


drying wigs

Thursday, April 28, 2016

BATHING BEAUTIES


After weeks of cleaning
bisque dolls ready to fire


after porcelain fire
soaking in clean cool water


3 new sculpts faeries
string test 
these will be used for new molds


these girls get a scrub
and dry
awaiting china paints


6 new dolls
the first three will be 
characters from 
alice in wonderland

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

STRING TEST


Sculpted 2 new dolls for mold making
this cartoonie fairy moves really well
and will be great in porcelain
also 20% smaller










still cleaning 6 porcelain dolls
thinking about taking my Royal deer Arwen
apart and using her in a mold

Saturday, April 9, 2016

CHINA GIRL JADE


Jade is 13 inches tall



hand sculpted in paper clay



dressed in a one piece cotton wrapped unitard
with silk skirt and kimono






China Girl Jade will be my last clay doll for awhile
and is in my shop in the close out section

focusing on porcelain puppets
for the future 

Monday, April 4, 2016

LOVE & HATE


recently I did a studio redo, new desks, and organizations of materials
right in the middle of making clay sculpted dolls
it has become clear, the dragging of the feet syndrome
is happening
 it is time to move on to art work that
makes me excited
Going into my Senior years, a disinterest in 
soft sculpture dolls, mostly because it hurts my hands to sew and stuff.
recently becoming bored with clay sculpted dolls all the dust and sanding, I hate 
wearing a mask
 and dreaming of porcelain dolls
I want to make now


with my investment of a new kiln that holds six dolls
and all the supplies 
making the decision to only sculpt new dolls for molds
porcelain is a time consuming slow going art form
so I'm learning to relax and slow down in my old age
it also leaves time for other creative art
sewing couture something I have neglected 



my love hate relationship with porcelain
has turned into pure love
the enjoyment of  making new plaster molds
the coolness of the clay
and most of the work can be done inside my studio
instead of outside where it is always
hot in Florida


China Girl will be my last clay doll for awhile
until I'm bored of porcelain
which I believe won't happen any time soon
I will be closing out all the clay and soft dolls
in my Etsy shop
because I am in love
with porcelain puppets
check out my new shop
tomorrow
April 5th