Monday, 2 August 2010

Playtime with paperclay

We are so happy to do our first post of our doll club meeting on Saturday. We played with paper clay. Everyone made lots and lots of faces out of moulds There were commercial moulds, Sherry Goshan moulds and moulds by Mavis who is also a member of our doll club.

The faces started coming thick and fast!
                                  

                                                      
                                      
But there was also time for tea and cakes
From left to right Karen, Penny, Liz and Judith having fun with clay

In this picture Jackie, and Danielle. Danielle is our youngest member of the club only 14 years old and a keen and talented doll maker.

After a short lunch break everyone was back into sculpting heads with clay. All sorts of weird and wonderful heads were being made.

Some of the members brought their dolls to show.

This lovely group of dolls were made by Lee Edwards Longhurst.(Pumpkinella, Maggie the ice maiden, Joy of Christmas and Raggedy doll Molly)

Miss Britania made by Karen Howarth

Penny Gerb brought her beautiful fabric Journal pages which she made from Patti Culea's book

Twinkle made by Shashi Nayagam
Such a good time was had that none of us wanted to go home. So with popular request we will be meeting more often after November this year and have lots of fun activities planned.

23 comments:

linda misa said...

looks like a very happy and talented group of dollmakers.

Anonymous said...

Wow! It looks like you ladies have a lot of fun and talent. I wish there was a doll club like that near me.

I love the photos. The blog is really nicely done.

Jeanne in WV

Gail Holt said...

It seems that your group is off to a good start. I didn't know you could use paper clay in those polymer molds so thanks too for the information.
Gail in NC

Colleen said...

It is so fantastic to see so many British doll makers! And so talented and obviously having fun. I love that all your styles are so different. Love it!

stitch4stitch textiles said...

These are the times I wished I lived in the south of England instead of the north, then I would be joining the group and had fun playing with paperlay. Diana

MaryO said...

Looks like great fun using the molds! All the dolls are lovely, too!
I'm wishing you many years of dollmaking fun together.

Anonymous said...

Great job! Would love to know more about the specific molds you used and where to purchase them. That looks like fun!

Nita Butler said...

Wow looks like you all are having a lot of fun. It is so much fun being part of a doll mking club. You can help each other grow and it is always fun to play with dolls together!

Sprite said...

Wow what fun! It looks like you all had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed yourselves. I wish we had a club like this here in New York. The creations made & shown are just wonderful! I'll be checking back for sure to see what you're all up to and so I can live vicariously through your fun meetings ;) hee hee

HUGS!
Sprite

Deanna Hogan said...

The blog is a great idea, and your group is sure to grow. Keep up the good work, and challenge yourselves to try new things whenever possible.

Have fun!

Stephanie said...

What fun! Wonderful projects. Looking forward to seeing your activities posted.

hoppa said...

Looks like you all had fun. Wishing you many years together!

hoppa

Patti Page said...

Hi Girls!!!! Your work is wonderful! Love the dolls and you were having "too" much fun" playing with the paper clay. Having a doll club/friends that you can do things with is so important to ones creativity..... am looking forward to seeing more of your work!
Patti Page

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing the talent and fun that your club has. It is wonderful and inspiring to see what other doll makers are up to.
I live in Ottawa Canada and am a member of a large club here. We do lots of fun things and I am going to suggest that we start a blog as well. What a great idea!

Sew Do I said...

Wow it looks like you are having a lot of fun. Could you please tell me more about your group? What days do you meet?
Hope to see some more lovely projects soon.

Kind regards,

Sonia

Deborah Thomas said...

Shashi, thanks for sharing your doll clubs blog. You have a great group of talented doll makers. Hopefully you will grow in members and Maybe get some to join you at CIFI.
Love your doll Twinkle, really expressive.
Deborah Thomas, a Dolly Mama's Fabric Floozy from Mesa, Arizona,USA

Sherry Goshon ODACA said...

wow looks like yall had a wonderful time and love the blog

Karen Mallory said...

How much fun you ladies had! I love all the creations for show and tell. Some really beautiful work. Hope you have as much fun and learning at the next meeting.
hugs Karen

creativedawn said...

I love the projects and the beautiful dolls and cards/mini quilts. Twinkle is gorgeous. You ladies look like you are having a wonderful time while learning new art. Good luck with the group. I'm going to follow so I can view your future workshops.

Pam

mnblonde said...

Wonderful work!! I am so very jealous! i tried to start a doll club ~~no interest here :{ bridget

Cindi said...

Isn't fun to play with dolls. Enjoy each others creativity, I know we all do in AZ. Cindi aka Moon Goddess and one of the Dolly Mama's Fabric Floozies.

merryamethyst said...

wow!! what beautiful, inspiring creations... Shahsi, i love Twinkle...

Cheryl said...

Good luck with your new blog. So far I love it. The fabric journal pages are gorgeous. What fun. I too wish there was a group near me like this.