Welcome to my journey into Air-Dry Clay.

Out of the need to maintain a source of creativity in a much smaller and non-toxic workspace I had been searching for a way to leave oil painting behind and start afresh with something new. The process started in a the gothic quarter of Barcelona when I happened upon a quaint little shop with a window full of finger puppets.

I made a bee-line back there the next day, not being able to get them out of my head, and after much deliberation purchased these five little characters.

I loved the individuality of these puppets. With hand modelled and hand painted faces each had its own personality, they made me smile.