Original OOAK (one-of-a-kind) Sculptures
OOAK sculptures are completely hand sculpted by me without any use of molds. I start by building an aluminum armature for the head and neck of a creature. The face and eyes come next, and the personality of the creature is revealed to me. I then build the armature for the body, over which I apply layers of air dry clay, allowing several days of drying time between applications. When the clay is completely cured, it receives a coat of acrylic primer before the painting process begins. The painting process typically includes a base coat, a wash, dry brushing, and detailing. The sculpture is then sealed with 3 coats of varnish before the final details (such as faux fur) are added. Each of my finished sculptures is signed by me.
An OOAK sculpture takes approximately 2-4 weeks to complete from start to finish.
Prices for OOAK sculptures:
6–8″ and Masks: $150-200
14″ and up: $300+
Posable Art Dolls
Like my OOAK sculptures, my posable art dolls are completely hand crafted by me without any use of molds or patterns. The head and feet are sculpted with several layers of air dry clay and finished with a coat of acrylic primer. The bodies of my dolls start with an armature combining plastic ball-joint armature and aluminum wire. Epoxy is added to any stress points to improve structural integrity. The armature is wrapped with layers of batting which is secured in place by durable 4-ply acrylic fiber to preserve the flexibility of the armature. Muslin is draped and fitted to the doll to create a custom pattern. Faux fur is cut from the custom pattern then hand stitched and tailored to the doll. To finish the face, I detach the faux fur from its fabric backing and bond each fiber directly to the primed surface. Wings, claws, grooming, and airbrushing are added as needed to complement the piece.
An art doll takes approximately 4-6 weeks to complete from start to finish.
Prices for posable art dolls:
$250-600 depending on size and complexity.
I take a limited number of commissions if an idea intrigues me and if I’m given artistic freedom. Because I ask for artistic freedom, a $100 refundable deposit will give you the first opportunity to purchase the finished piece, however, you are under no obligation and may cancel for a full refund at any time during the process.