Friday, November 7, 2008

From Sculpting to Art Doll Making

I've always considered myself a sculptor until I started selling my work online. Though I've always sculpted figurative pieces all the elements of my process have been purely sculpting. Meaning hair and clothing got sculpted from the same material I used to make the body. Once I started selling my work online people started calling my work Art Dolls. At first I didn't like it. I didn't think of my work as dolls...I am a sculptor for cripe sakes, but I have come to realize that in fact do make dolls. With this realization opened the doors to this incredibly vast world of art doll artists. I have been just blown away by the talent of so many amazing artist. As well I've been inspired to use some of the different techniques of art doll making. First it was making the clothing out of cloth, and then the addition of hair. I am having so much fun with these new elements and look forward to learning more!!

Here's Chantilly and instead of my usual clay hair I've added mohair which I think totally changes the feel and style of the piece.


Itsy Bitsy Funzy Onesie said...

oh, my, I think her face is so lovely....I think she is my favorite so far.

Gail Lackey said...

She's Delightfully Darling! What a difference the hair can make! Just wait till you start giving them little legs so they can run around!
Happy Haunting,