Thursday, May 17, 2012

clay doll

A doll is a model of a human being, often used as a toy for children. Dolls have traditionally been used in magic and religious rituals throughout the world, and traditional dolls made of materials like clay and wood are found in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. The earliest documented dolls go back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome. Dolls being used as toys was documented in Greece around 100AD. They have been made as crude, rudimentary playthings as well as elaborate art. Modern doll manufacturing has its roots in Germany going back to the 15th century. With industrialization and the appearance of new materials like porcelain and plastic, dolls were increasingly mass produced. During the 20th century dolls became increasingly popular as collectibles (source : wikipedia).

A few months ago, Lindsay from Alien Beadings sent me some photos of artifacts, they inspired me to make this doll among other things... Thank you Lindsay!

5 comments:

Palimpa Lim said...

LOVE the doll!!!
I have just popped over to Lindsay's blog and shop and discovered her new necklaces incorporating your work. The crescent moon necklace is to die for!
xoxo

Gayle said...

I saw this in your shop and thought it was a great piece.
(I am still smiling from talking to you.)

stregata said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Seth said...

Wonderful creation. It completely looks like an ancient ruin that you dug up

Kimberly said...

Super spirit in this doll of yours. It must be infused with some of yours. Great to see how your inspiration plays out in your clay forming. Yes and it is a wonderful photo as well.