Primitive Clay Doll
Emi Fukushima demonstrates how to make this primitive clay doll.
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Materials and Tools:
white, yellow, blue, red Hearty Clay
leather/any texturing tools
1. Soften clay until pliable. Make a 2-inch ball with white clay for the head. For the body, make an oblong shape with the white clay.
2. Cut the bamboo stick into two 2-inch pieces for the arms and two 3-inch pieces for the legs. Stick the arms and legs into the body and secure with glue.
4. To make a shawl: Mix one part white clay with 1/8 part of yellow and 1/4 part of blue. Flatten with a roller to about 1/8" x 1-1/2" x 5". Texture the shawl with the lace.
6. To make a skirt: Mix one part yellow to 1/2 part red to make orange. Flatten the clay to about 1/8-inch thickness and make it large enough to wrap around the bottom part of doll covering the bloomers.
7. To make the apron: Mix one part blue to 1/2 red. Flatten to about 1/8-inch thickness, a little smaller than the skirt.
Scallop the hemline and texture with tool. For the belt in the back, flatten the clay in a strip and loop the ends to make the bow.
8. For hair: Take 36 inches of yarn and loop it over your fingers, making 2-inch loops. Twist about 2 inches of wire in the center to tie the loops of yarn together. Snip the ends of all the loops to make hair. Push the wire ends (with a little glue) into the top of the head and fluff out the yarn.