Friday, June 28, 2013

Santos Cage Doll class

 The Santos Cage Dolls history
goes back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
You can learn how to make them,
just like I did,
by taking Jennifer Rizzo's online class
through Jennifer Oliver's ning site.
She also offers many more classes,
of a wide variety,
and all are very affordable.
The doll class was only 19 dollars.
Some other classes are as little as ten dollars,
so go check them out.

Here are two of the Santos dolls I have made so far.
They stand about 21 inches tall.

close up #1

close up #2

 Try something new this summer!
It helps to...
Savor the Day!


Lorraine said...

love the expression on these dolls..great

Barbara/myth maker said...

Oh, those are great. Did you use polymer clay for the face and bust?

Kris said...

I love these! So tender are their faces. Great work. I'm off to check out the online classes.

Yvonne said...

Barbara, actually I used a paper mache bust and air dry paper clay over a paper mache egg for the head. It's a great class.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

They look like they're singing. Part of an angelic choir perhaps?

Barbara said...

Oh my! I love these! Thanks checking it out!

Tammy said...

You are always trying something new. Great job on the dolls. Best wishes for a lovely weekend. Tammy

Kim Andersen said...

you really rocked that class! it looks like you've been making these for ages ... sweet faces and I love the arms .... lovely santos dolls

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You are on a quest to expand your skills and creative juices. I am looking forward to seeing what you create next. Stay cool in this heat wave. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Healing Woman said...

I created Santos dolls a few years ago and they look very similar to the ones you have done. They were a lot of fun to make weren't they? What have you placed on yours? Some people put nests and others jewelry. I have a bit of everything on mine. I added some beads to the actual dolls as well.

Caterina Giglio said...

wonderful, figurative sculpture is not easy... well done!

Anonymous said...

I haven't stopped by in a while... Those dolls are lovely! Thanks for providing the info on the classes, will check it out. You should stop by Vattmann on a Monday and check out the dolls we're making, you'll love them!!! Brenda

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's been FOREVER since I was here, and it looks like it's been nearly that long since you posted.

Those Santos dolls are beautiful. You do such lovely work, anyway. These are two wonderful dolls. Hope to see you soon in blogland.

Ima said...

This is cool!