Sculpted and Tailored Dolls: The Artful Craft of Vivian Huggins

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Arts & Creativity

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All Ages
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I have been making dolls for a long time out of everything from paper, to sticks and mud.  I wanted to make a doll that had lots of detail.  I used clay for the hands, head and feet, and then attached them to a cloth body.  The first clay dolls I made were with air-dry clay when I was 13 in 2018.  The air-dry clay was heavy and would crumble easily, especially when we played with them.  In the last two years I have discovered paper-clay, which is far better at staying together, and much lighter.  My favorite dolls to make wear historic fashions.  I sometimes model them after real people, and I am just beginning to experiment with storybook characters.--Vivian Huggins

On exhibit in the Glass Display Cases.

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