Saturday, July 9, 2011

Assemblage Doll

I have finally finished the assemblage doll I began at the AFIC doll making conference in April.  The project began with the discovery of an old tool box in my attic.  It was signed by my great grandfather George Eckel. He survived a harrowing ocean crossing and shipwreck during his first year of life (1832).  He was a tin smith in the family tradition.  I wanted to do something to honor him and the Eckel history of making objects. 
Tool box after the clean up.

Sketch for the project
Torso in progress
I liked the instructor Susie McMahon.  She taught techniques for using paper clay & let us follow our muses.
Finished project.

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