Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The makings of a Family Sculpture.....

We love to make custom folk art family sculptures.   These make great, unique gifts for someone who would love something original.  I thought I'd share a little about how this process works.  We start with a photo or set of photos.




We request that people send us info that we can't always tell by the photos such as height, eye color and accessories.  We let people choose outfits and add something to hold such as a football, golf club or doll.  We then go ahead and work on a sketch of that family with their particular choices.
Once they approve the rough drawing we move on to sculpting the finished piece.  We use a combination of our drawing and our fun, folk art style to make the final piece.  Our figures have a similar body style, large noses and big eyes to add to the whimsy.  Our objective is to make these have the "essence" of the family members but not to be identical to the actual person.  
If you'd like a family sculpture of your own, they usually take between 2-5 weeks to make before they are ready to ship.  Please visit our Etsy shop to see other samples or request one of your own!

We would love to create a special piece for you!


-Cortney

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