Check out this article about doll artist Amanda Louise Spayd. Her creepy-antique-weird dolls seem to start out as polymer clay sculpts with inserted glass eyes and resin casts of real human teeth from the artist’s collection of baby teeth. Visit also her website and her blog.
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This was too cute not to share. I love Kassel’s quirky subjects and the old-fashioned illustration sort of vibe they give off. They seem to be made of polymer clay and then painted, but the paint scheme is interesting; it’s over-highlighted, giving the effect of a washed-out vintage photograph, or an illustration in [...]
Carmen Lozar’s work is another example of “narrative sculpture” in the best sense; each piece tells you a little story with its character, pose and accessories. I love her menagerie of imperfectly mended animals, and her series of empty garments on hangers.
I had no idea you could even do this with glass. Some of [...]
Today I have for you a couple of great Halloween-themed creepy artists.
LoopyBoopy works in the same creepy/primitive category as Michelle Steele and Scott Radke. Her polymer clay “dead kids” use marbles for eyes and include tragic little stories about their lives. You can find LoopyBoopy on Etsy or Flickr and there’s an interesting [...]
Rachael Direnna is an unusual artist working in an unusual media. Well, I guess paper mache isn’t that unusual, but the fact that she makes her own paper mache completely from scratch is.
“I make my own clay out of shredded papers (office paper,newspaper, etc) I like the idea of making something from nothing, starting from [...]
Hi and welcome to our newest weekly feature on Needle and Clay! A lot of you seem to be arriving here from search engines looking for dollmaking tutorials, so, since it just happens that I am a compulsive link hoarder, I have decided to start sharing a new dollmaking tutorial link with you every Tuesday. [...]
Apparently I’m doing a series on paperclay-over-cloth dolls. Really, it wasn’t intentional. I’ve been meaning to blog about Melisa Matkin, the artistic power behind Coppermouse Dolls, for a while, and it just happened that she has some work-in-progress photos on her blog that detail her sculpting process.
But first, let’s talk about her dolls. [...]
Remember that Halloween show I mentioned earlier? My doll club has decided to exhibit there, so we’re trying to scrape up enough Halloween-themed work to fill up the booth. We have to have pictures by July so we can be juried. I’m thinking that even if the club doesn’t make it, I might rent [...]