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Sculpted and Tailored Dolls: The Artful Craft of Vivian Huggins
June 20, 2021
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 29, 2021
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.