Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Jack Johnston Class









WOW!!! I attended the Jack Johnston class this past friday thru Sunday with my New York group girlfriends, Tery from my group and 2 new girls. This was a life changing class! I learned so much from Jack...He is amazing...just put the clay in his hands and it comes to life....again and again and again!!!! Words cant describe the energy that was in the room for three sold days of intense learning! Jack brought Jarret, his beautiful and talented son who also is a fantastic artist and teacher...The two pushed us through this FAST PACED (ugh!!! ) class.....



I Knew the women in this group from previous classes taken in NY...especially Minnie who I have stayed connected with.......but all of us became family again...learning , sharing and "AMAZING" each other, BONDING into this "Art Doll" Journey!!!


I still cannot believe that we got through Heads, Hands, Bodies, AMAZING techniques in Clay shoes, and then actually put it all together and walked out of there with a doll ready to be costumed! I had a little hard time with this (i woud have evened my eyes/nose) more and definatley smoothed my face over another 10 days!! haha...but i got over it!!

(I took it home and added a little and rebaked...then did my hair until late saturday night!! that made me more at ease!!! I learned to not get so crazy so that I can get through a doll... I hope it sticks with me! )


The techniques I learned from Jack and Jarret were life changing for me...and I will continue to practice them !

2 comments:

Colleen said...

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Bone*Head*Studios said...

Hello Colleen!!,
Your dolls are so delicious, I thoroughly enjoyed your blog!!!!I am a dollmaker too and
I'm always looking for tuts on dollmaking, the eye tut links are much appreciated, I work in airdry clay,but the polymer dollmaking is what I would truly love to do! Thanks and Blessings,Flora

NY wow

NY wow
dIANE kEELER CLASS

Diane Keeler Class

Diane Keeler Class
Diane Teaching

Diane Keeler class

Diane Keeler class
Class Picture

Sculpting a Childs face

Sculpting a Childs face
My face ..Day 2 ..ready for EARS!

Working on a new face now!!!

Working on a new face now!!!
Completed face and breastplate

Attached head to breastplate

Attached head to breastplate
The clay is very dirty..the cleanest i can get it!

After Face Make up

After Face Make up
WOW...it gives a translucent glow...hid the dirt!

Removable wig...not styled or cut yet

Removable wig...not styled or cut yet
Goat mohair that was dyed and combed

Now she's styled!

Now she's styled!
But it is a wig...it will be glued when i'm ready!!!

Painted Face...still needs brows and lashes!

Painted Face...still needs brows and lashes!
She will be sealed with Duncan flat mat as soon as it comes in the mail!

Cloth Pixie body fit under breast plate...

Cloth Pixie body fit under breast plate...
After drawing and sewing a million body parts....

Girly girl "21" charms

Girly girl "21" charms
Angelica's 21st birthday charms

Devon with his creation

Devon with his creation
Devon and his monkey boy

Devons Doll that he made from a pattern

Devons Doll that he made from a pattern
Monkey Boy

another charm group

another charm group
Debbies Charm

Leapord tube charm

Leapord  tube charm
The diamond shape is a soldered glass bead.

Wax medium melted over polymer clay face....

Wax medium melted over polymer clay face....
She's getting there..i think this hair suits her better..she needs eyelashes and ears

Odd Vintage bug- like Fairy

Odd Vintage bug- like Fairy
Just the idea

Clay Window glazed with Utee

Clay Window glazed with Utee
Stamped Utee glazed "Charms"

Clay Charms

Clay Charms
Making a mold from a charm to make more charms!

Charming

Charming
Clear tubing and stamped Utee

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!
Soldered Vintage photos

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!
Soldered Charms

Journal Day with Tery and Stephanie

Journal Day with Tery and Stephanie
Creating an Art Journal

Stephanies journal

Stephanies journal
of course..completed first!!

New Art Journal

New Art Journal
Journal made from SCRATCH!!!

Art journal EMBELLISHMENTS

Art journal EMBELLISHMENTS
Clay, Stamps, Utee

Inside cover

Inside cover
Material and free motion stiching

Celeste

Celeste

Celeste up close

Celeste up close
Celestes shirt is made from gessoed and tinted lace with free motion embroidery

EVA

EVA
She is with her new mom Evelyn