Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Miniature Porcelain Dollmaking Courses - starting in October!

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
  • Costuming
  • Wigging
  • Accessories 
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
Finishing touches

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


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