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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • INTRODUCTION: DESIGNING YOUR DOLL
  • SCULPTURE
    • Getting Ready
    • The Workspace
    • Work Surface
    • Tools
    • Working Armatures
    • Beginning to Sculpt
  • SCULPTING THE HEAD
    • Basic Head Sculpture
    • Putting It All Together
    • Tools for Refining the Sculpture
    • Discovering and Defining Character
    • Finishing the Head
    • Sculpting the Neck
  • SCULPTING THE BODY
    • Hands
    • Feet and Legs
    • Prepartation for Curing
  • CURING
    • Paperclays
    • Polymer Clays
    • Ovens
    • Cooking Utensils
    • Loading the Oven
    • Cooking Polymer Clay
    • Adding On
    • Curing Recipes
  • FINISHING AND PAINTING
    • Paperclays
    • Polymer Clays
    • Wax-Over
    • Basics for Finishing All Mediums
    • Recipes
  • CONSTRUCTING BODIES
    • General
    • Construction Considerations
    • Coverings
    • Weighting, Stuffing and Padding
    • Construction
  • CLOTHING
    • Costume Basics
    • Additional Costuming Notes
    • Wigging
  • ACCESSORIES, DISPLAY & FUN STUFF
    • Accessories
    • Display Stands and Bases
    • Settings
    • Fun Stuff
  • MATERIALS
    • Understanding the New Clays
    • The Old Clays
    • The New Clays
    • Toxicity
    • Shelf Life
    • Durability
  • APPENDICES
    • Doll Clubs
    • Organizations
    • Magazines
    • Books
    • The Artists
    • Advice for Beginners
    • Photo Study Exercises
    • Supplies

Title: Fantastic Figures: Ideas & Techniques Using the New Clays
Author: Susanna Oroyan
Publication Date: TPB:1994
Publisher: C&T Publishing Co., Lafayette, CA
Page Count: 127
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0914881000

BONUS MECHANICS RATING:Star Rating I am an avid fan of Ms. Oroyan's, and was deeply grieved over her passing. I never got to meet her, and probably would have had to go directly to the hospital after(I'm deathly allergic to nicotine, and she was a heavy smoker) - but it would have been worth it. This is not a projects book, but a design book for helping you create your own characters using the materials she covers, and giving a gorgeous gallery of examples from a wide range of extremely talented artists.

SUMMARY- If you want to be serious about creating dolls using clay, buy this book.