Lucy Artisan Playing with Clay
by Lucy Artisan
Cold Porcelain Doll
I'm happy to share with you some of my new figurines made with cold porcelain. I have been working with a home made recipe and I am very happy with it.
To see more of my work go to www.lucyartisanusa.vpweb.com and if you need help with anything feel free to ask. I would love to talk with you about this Cold Porcelain which is called Biscuit in Brazil.
I am trying to get better on sculpting people, and I have noticed that it is very hard to shape the face with this type of clay.
I observed the clay and when it is drying up it loses the shape; so it was a "fight" to get this result :)
I Hope you like it and if you have some tips on how to avoid these problems. Please let me know.
Thanks ... Enjoy ... Have fun playing with clay !
Best wishes !
Peter (admin) says:-
Nice work indeed. Your little lady looks just like my niece Angie.
I love the Nike tank top, the furry boots and particularly her knees and nice calves. Cute little bag too and nice hair.
Please tell more about why faces are a struggle.
A couple of other people have talked about this and I would like to get a thread going about it. Why not here?!
As a pro sculptor, faces are hard in any medium!!.... so what makes cold porcelain so tricky?
When I was using super-sculpy, detail on faces was very hard because the medium was too soft (you need some resistance - otherwise you are squishing everywhere). Too hard is not good either because you can't blend properly.
To do faces most easily, I find my English ceramic sculpting clay potclays 1150 the most ideal because it starts off soft, then hardens a bit while you work it. Then as long as you keep it covered and spray little & often it stays just right to work and finesse. Trouble with this is it needs either a mold taken off or kiln firing.
The ideal would be to find a cold porcelain recipe which emulated these characteristics.
Any thoughts anyone, please use the comments facility. Let's talk!