Creating a Faery Figure

with Wendy Froud

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Description

In this workshop, renowned artist Wendy Froud explains and demonstrates how to create a faery figure. She begins with a guided visualization to help you access your imagination for unique designs. Wendy then shows how to properly build the armature and prepare the polymer clay, anticipating the various problems that may occur further into the process. From there, she sculpts the head, upper torso, hands and feet, determining the figure’s proportions and gesture and explaining how to quickly add facial details with an array of tools. Next, Wendy shows how to fabricate the body and she shares her process for choosing materials for the costume and hair. Finally, she demonstrates painting, assembling the costume, creating the wings and adding hair, all while considering how to give the faery a personality of its own.


Duration: 240 minutes

Format: HD 1280x720

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Wendy Froud

Doll and Model Maker

Wendy Froud was born in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated with a degree in fabric design and ceramics from The Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. She worked as a sculptor and puppet fabricator on The Muppet Show, and the feature films The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and The Empire Strikes Back. Since moving to Dartmoor, England, with her husband Brian Froud, Wendy has concentrated on doll and model making, and illustrating books including "A Midsummer Night’s Faery Tale", "The Winter Child" and "The Faeries of Spring Cottage" with author Terri Windling. She has provided both models and writing for Brian Froud's books "Goblins!" and "Lady Cottington's Pressed Faery Album". Wendy's newest book is "The Art of Wendy Froud", published by Imaginosis. She teaches doll and figure making workshops as well as mask making workshops in the U.S. and England. Her dolls and figures have been widely exhibited and collected throughout the U.S. and Europe.

  • "The intricacy of the costuming, delicate sculptural finesse of her faces, exquisite miniature props and the enchanted environments of Wendy's creations were not only uplifting to view, but seemed imbued with other worldly spirits that could whisk one away on a whimsical journey out beyond the edge of the garden or across the sun-dappled brook. Her figures had an incredible delicacy, yet each one also had eyes that sparkled with a life and vitality breathed into their bodies by Wendy herself."

    - Richard Taylor
    Director, The WETA Workshop