Sculpture & Fabrication

“Padraig the Pooka”, a faery creature bust I made during a weekend polymer clay and mixed-media sculpture workshop with Toby and Wendy Froud.

“Padraig the Pooka”, a faery creature bust I made during a weekend polymer clay and mixed-media sculpture workshop with Toby and Wendy Froud.

“Mama Kringle”, 19" tall soft body posable doll, polymer clay & mixed media.

“Mama Kringle”, 19" tall soft body posable doll, polymer clay & mixed media.

Lucia, a rod puppet that I made at a Toby Froud workshop. About 17" tall; her head and hands were sculpted from polymer clay and attached to a handmade moveable puppet armature. She has glass eyes, tibetan lamb hair, and a soft sculpture body with hand-sewn clothing.

Lucia, a rod puppet that I made at a Toby Froud workshop. About 17" tall; her head and hands were sculpted from polymer clay and attached to a handmade moveable puppet armature. She has glass eyes, tibetan lamb hair, and a soft sculpture body with hand-sewn clothing.

Halloween characters for Fall 2017 puppet-making workshop.

“Herbert the Snowman” for snowman doll-making workshop.

“Herbert II”, a commission for a second Herbert ornament.

“Herbert II” detail.

“The Tomten” character for my third doll-making workshop.

Portrait bust (about 1/2 scale), polymer clay over homemade armature. Painted with Genesis heat set paints, ceramic paints, and acrylic paints. Hand-wigged human hair and tibetan lamb wool, glass eyes, and repurposed/hand-dyed clothing and accessories.

Portrait bust (about 1/2 scale), polymer clay over homemade armature. Painted with Genesis heat set paints, ceramic paints, and acrylic paints. Hand-wigged human hair and tibetan lamb wool, glass eyes, and repurposed/hand-dyed clothing and accessories.

Wedding Cake Topper, figures are approximately 6.5" tall, polymer clay over wire armature, painted with acrylic paint, wigged with Tibetan lamb wool, glass eyes, hand-sewn/handmade costumes.

Wedding Cake Topper, figures are approximately 6.5" tall, polymer clay over wire armature, painted with acrylic paint, wigged with Tibetan lamb wool, glass eyes, hand-sewn/handmade costumes.

Cake Topper in progress, sculpting, painting, wigging, and clothing fabrication detail.

“Clancy”, a small pet portrait Christmas ornament that I made as a gift. Sculpted polymer clay head, soft batting and fur body, pipe cleaner legs, felt antlers, acrylic eyes, and pompom nose.

Clancy detail, with dried hot glue and nail varnish “drool.”

“Bridgette”, a small pet portrait Christmas ornament that I made as a gift. Sculpted polymer clay head, soft batting and fur body, pipe cleaner legs and halo, craft wings, acrylic eyes, and toothpick teeth.

Bridgette detail.

“The Brothers Orange”, a small pet portrait Christmas ornament that I made as a gift. Sculpted polymer clay heads, soft batting and fur body, wire and fur tails, acrylic eyes.

The Brothers Orange detail.

“Ziggy Fairy”, approximately 12" tall, polymer clay over wire armature. Painted with acrylic and enamel paints and wigged with repurposed synthetic wig hair, glass eyes, hand-sewn and hand-painted replica flying bunny costume, and wings constructed of Angelina fiber film over wire. Stage, microphone, and miniature accessories are also handmade.

Ziggy Fairy detail; painting, makeup, hair, wings, costume, and stage.

“Marc Fairy”, approximately 6.5" tall if standing (excluding top hat). Polymer clay over wire armature, painted with Genesis heat set paints and acrylic paint, wigged with Tibetan lamb wool, glass eyes, hand-sewn/handmade costume. Seated upon a handmade swan with an 18" wingspan, having tea in a bed of Gardenias while his pet miniature T.Rex drives.

Marc in progress, hair and clothing fabrication detail.

Detail of Marc Fairy’s swan, which was constructed of a lightweight handmade wire and padding armature with a sculpted rabbit pelt and feather “skin”. Beak is polymer clay painted with acrylic paints, taxidermy eyes with leather eye mask and sculpted leather and wire feet. Wingspan is approximately 18", wings are poseable/flap independently with marionette-style strings.

“Doll Fairy”, approximately 6.5" long in reclining pose inside of a size 10 shoe. Polymer clay over wire armature painted with Genesis heat set paints, enamel paint and acrylic paint. Wigged with silk brick fiber and hand-applied snippets of Tibetan lamb wool for body hair. Glass eyes, tiny fishnet stockings fused to legs made from a fine mesh tulle fabric, and hand-sewn/handmade costume.

Doll in progress, finished sculpt, painting, makeup, “Ma” tattoo, hair, fishnet stockings and heels.

Doll in progress, clothing fabrication, garter belt and fasteners, mini printed one dollar bills, whip and other accessories, “Doll Face” knuckle tattoos, and wings constructed of wire, vinyl, tulle, feathers, roses, and beads.

“Klaus Nomi Fairy”, approximately 5.5-6" tall. Polymer clay over wire armature painted with ceramic paint and acrylic paint; wigged with repurposed synthetic wig hair, glass eyes, hand-sewn/handmade costume, leggings, and boots.

“Puke Fairy”, this beer-stealing little blighter. Approximately 4" long. Polymer clay over wire armature painted with Genesis heat set paints and acrylic paint; wigged with repurposed synthetic wig hair, glass eyes, hand-sewn/handmade jeans and boots, with piercings and accessories made from wire and metal findings. Actual Stella beer bottle and straw with hand-poured resin “beer".

“Hickey Fairy”, the world’s tiniest, dumbest groupie. Approximately 4" tall in seated pose. Polymer clay over wire armature painted with Genesis heat set paints, enamel paint and acrylic paint; wigged with repurposed synthetic wig hair, hand-sewn/handmade lingerie and belly button piercing, actual reclaimed lipstick base replaced with polymer clay “lipstick”.

“Paul the Pabst Blue Ribbon Fairy”, would be approximately 8" tall if standing. Polymer clay over wire armature painted with Genesis heat set paints and acrylic paint. Handmade wire and cellophane glasses. Wigged with Tibetan lamb wool, glass eyes, hand-sewn/handmade costume and shoes. Actual restaurant menu base and PBR beer can, hand-poured resin and dried hot glue “beer”.

“Jack Fairy”, inhabitant of moldy jack o' lanterns and eater of cigarette butts. Polymer clay over wire armature painted with Genesis heat set paints, enamels, and acrylic paint; wigged with repurposed synthetic wig hair, glass eyes, toothpick teeth, actual cigarette butt and cigarette box.

“Honeydew Fairy”, the fairy of honeydew bubble tea. Polymer clay over wire armature painted with Genesis heat set paints, ceramic paint, and acrylic paint; wigged with Tibetan lamb wool, glass eyes, Angelina fiber film wings, actual bubble tea cup and straw with hand-poured/painted enamel bubble tea and handmade polymer clay “bubbles”.

One last fun little project for Halloween…some of the various incarnations of my werewolf costume over the years. The latex prosthetic snout and ears are hand-painted and hand-furred, and the werewolf undershirt, leggings, and sheer hand stockings/other furry bits were also handmade/hand-furred by me (mostly using an ugly clearance rug from Tuesday Morning.) Also pictured are several pairs of custom ears that were made to the specifications of my werewolf clients' fur colors and skin tones.