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.