The Process

Having sourced and trialled a variety of clays, I finally settled on one produced in Barcelona. Ironic. It has a low shrinkage rate, adheres wet with dry, and has a fine tooth. It is also very cost effective, which until I have fully developed my figures, is important.
I love the Barcelona puppets but wanted to create stand alone figures that would sit unaided, as artpieces, on a surface. The Bronte sisters were the first three of the block. Emily, Anne and Charlotte are moulded around PVC plumbing couplings and stand about 11cm tall.