Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Coil building clay dolls

Coiling of Balancing Ball                                               Completed

Coiling smaller figures are so intimately satisfying.  The personality of the figure comes out right away.  Just the legs alone give a hint of what will happen as I build up little coils at a time.  Currently I am working with a terra cotta clay and have two half bodies done.  I will probably work on another base with legs, then continue coiling the other two up to the neck.  I will do the heads separately as it is difficult to do the facial features. Depending on what affect I want I may use porcelain clay for the heads or hands. 

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