David H. Everett will teach you the fundamentals of learning to work with Celluclay®. This versatile papier-maché product is fun, easy to work with and air-dries. You will learn how to make a vintage-style pumpkin while acquiring the basic skills that will help you to later make your own creations using this wonderful product.
David will teach you everything from how to mix the clay, dry the clay, prep and paint the piece as well as how to stain it for a vintage look. As a bonus, you will also learn how to make a snowman using simple variations in the basic sculpting and painting. This fun class is ideal for anyone who has ever wanted to learn the basic steps of how to work in papier-maché.
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
Using my background as a professional Graphic Designer, I design my creations based on the inspiration that I find in vintage toys and traditional folk art images of the past. Of course, I put my own unique and twisted touch on everything I create! The Chicken Lips studio is smack dab in the middle of 1.5 acres in a small, rural Southern California town. My chickens, goats, and a goose named Betty are a constant source of inspiration. And my faithful dog “Gus” is always by my side. I work primarily in the clay medium, sculpting each and every creation by hand (no, I do not use any moulds).
Each sculpted piece is given a primer coat of gesso, painted in acrylics, sealed, details are added in oil paints, more sealing, staining, and then sealed again. It’s a lot of work, but each piece has it’s own individual character – one that will hopefully bring a smile to your face for many years to come. Besides selling Chicken Lips here online, I also travel to several quality arts and crafts shows throughout the year.
David’s Artful Gathering Retreat workshops include, Making a Santa Advent Calendar, Making a Papier Mache Pumpkin, and Making a Day of the Dead Skeleton. Now Available on DVD.