Come join me "upstairs" from the Studio, a place to relax and talk with friends. Here you'll find clips of my stuff, woolgathering about the animals in the family, news about shows and events and links to other sites that I find too good not to mention. Pull up a cushion and have some cake( there should always be cake) and tea, and lets discuss the amazing world of Art in it's many forms!

CottonWoolBaby Studio

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Poetic thought

Windy Nights
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Whenever the moon and stars are set,
Whenever the wind is high,
All night long in the dark and wet,
A man goes riding by.
Late in the night when the fires are out,
Why does he gallop and gallop about?

Whenever the trees are crying aloud,
And ships are tossed at sea,
By, on the highway, low and loud,
By at the gallop goes he.
By at the gallop he goes, and then
By he comes back at the gallop again.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


The big news this coming month is the ADO Grimm's Fairy Tale Challenge. (And my search for a new website provider, but that's another story...)
I'm working on a variation of Rumplestiltskin. His body will be soft sculpted with a wire armature; muscles, etc. built up in batting, then covered in dyed nylon. His head, however, may vary from my recent pieces. The sculpting is done in clay, but I'm working on casting it in a lighter material.

Updates as they unfold.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Challenge Piece

This is my Alice with The Baby that Turned into a Pig.
 Alice is 32" tall with a soft sculpted body and fired clay head covered in two layers of dyed nylon with painted brown eyes,

dark brown human hair with red felt headband, red wool felt jumper and vintage strap shoes. She holds tightly (reluctantly?) to Piggy, who is squalling loudly over his transformation. Piggy also has a soft sculpted body with a fired clay head, and wears a vintage cotton baby gown and cap.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

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Here you'll find updates on what I'm working on in the Studio, progress photos and sketches, news about upcoming Shows, and links to other great sites.