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(2,065 posts)
Thu Dec 14, 2023, 10:34 AM Dec 2023

Rhea, Crone Bride

Here's one of my last polymer pieces. Early 2000's. She's made of translucent polymer clay, with colors mixed in for the veins and skin color. She has white mohair, and is a bit painted with acrylics. Her gown is silk gauze. She's completely posable at her joints. She sits in her chair with her bouquet waiting for her groom to arrive. She'd be about 18" if standing.


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Rhea, Crone Bride (Original Post) Goddessartist Dec 2023 OP
Very cool! bif Dec 2023 #1
Thanks bif! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #2
I see Miss Haversham from Great Expectations Ponietz Dec 2023 #3
Thank you! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #5
Wow! 2naSalit Dec 2023 #4
Thanks! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #6
Sculpey play breaks got me through studying for the Bar Ponietz Dec 2023 #9
I've always loved anatomy books, both of humans and animals. Goddessartist Dec 2023 #10
Thanks for recommending a favorite book Ponietz Dec 2023 #11
My pleasure! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #12
Unbelievably realistic. sinkingfeeling Dec 2023 #7
Thanks! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #8
Can you give us... GiqueCee Dec 2023 #13
Yes, she'd be about 18" standing. Goddessartist Dec 2023 #14
That makes... GiqueCee Dec 2023 #15
Thank you so much! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #16


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5. Thank you!
Thu Dec 14, 2023, 10:55 AM
Dec 2023

I'd never seen or read Great Expectations, until several people called her that. Great film.


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9. Sculpey play breaks got me through studying for the Bar
Thu Dec 14, 2023, 11:30 AM
Dec 2023

Later, I took human anatomy in clay using terra cotta and a live model. This motivates. Thanks.


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10. I've always loved anatomy books, both of humans and animals.
Thu Dec 14, 2023, 12:55 PM
Dec 2023

May I suggest a book to you? It's 'Modeling the Figure in Clay - A Sculptors Guide to Anatomy' by Bruno Lucchesi. It's incredible! ISBN 0-8230-3096-2

He goes through creating the armature, then the bones, then the muscles, etc. until finished. It's so inspirational and such a great teaching book. There are many pieces in the book as well, including some fabulous bas reliefs!

I've given this book to art students twice. I'm keeping my last one.


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12. My pleasure!
Thu Dec 14, 2023, 06:05 PM
Dec 2023

I must say I do miss working with translucent polymer. The effects one can produce are marvelous!


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8. Thanks!
Thu Dec 14, 2023, 11:00 AM
Dec 2023

When I put her in art shows, the little kids would be scared of her sometimes. My client let me show her at conventions. She won several awards, which was nice. I was in a sculpting frenzy for years and created constantly, while working full time.


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14. Yes, she'd be about 18" standing.
Thu Dec 14, 2023, 07:12 PM
Dec 2023

Thank you so much. Crones are one of my favorite subjects to sculpt and draw.


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15. That makes...
Thu Dec 14, 2023, 07:29 PM
Dec 2023

... the exquisite detail all the more remarkable.

OOPS! I missed the size reference in the intro; I was too riveted by the skill reflected in the piece.

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