|Learn how to make beautiful heirloom dolls like these|
Starting in October, in St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, during this fortnightly course, students will make 3 different porcelain toy dolls in the style and colours of your choice (completely from scratch!) plus accessories (approximate value £100)
Learn the skills and techniques involved in miniature porcelain dollmaking.
- Casting from moulds
- Soft-firing for cleanup
- Bisque firing
- China painting
- Doll stringing
|Costumes are made from fine silks|
Cost per session - £20 plus a one off charge for materials and kiln firings – approximately £25
Provisional dates are as follows - sessions are fortnightly
Wednesday 7 October 7pm – 9pm
Casting and preparing for firing. Costume preparation
Wednesday 21 October 7pm – 9pm
China painting. Costume and wigging preparation
Wednesday 4 November 7pm – 9pm
Doll stringing. Costuming.
Wednesday 18 November 7pm – 9pm
Costuming and wigging
Wednesday 2 December 7pm-9pm
|Jumeau-inspired toy dolls|
Please note that these are very small dolls, measuring just under 2” tall. If you are completely unused to working in a small scale you may find the classes challenging!
However, most people who are used to working in the standard doll’s house scale of 1/12th, or who are active crafters (embroidery, knitting, needlepoint, sugarcraft/cake decorating etc) will soon adapt to the small size. You may find a desk magnifier helpful.
To give you a better idea of the scale and style you will be working in, please take a look at my dolls on the Tower House Dolls website, in the Dressed Dolls category.
I can take just 4 students on this course so places are limited. When I have 4 bookings I will confirm the start date and the course will definitely go ahead.
If you need any further information please contact me.
|Shabby Chic Toy Dolls|