Over the past few days and over the next couple of weeks I will try to feature artists who use apoxie in their work. This is all part of a blog hopping book tour that is happening because of a wonderful book by Kerin Gale. Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams is on tour!! See my previous posts to find the list of sites you can visit and be sure and stop by Kerin's blog for more inspiration.
Today I want to showcase another wonderful Doll artist on etsy who uses apoxie sculpt in her work.
Secret Apothecary is an original handmade art doll bust by Jessica Hamilton. She is one of a kind and has been entirely hand sculpted in polymer clay and apoxie sculpt. She stands at 11.3 inches (28.7 cm) and is over two pounds! The base of the bust features artist signature and title of the piece, "Secret Apothecary."
The bust features a secret compartment at the front hidden by a decorative wheel face plate. Here you can hide special notes, secrets and treasures. She'll keep them safe for you. The compartment is a recycled candy tin measuring 3" wide by .75" in depth (7.5cm by 2cm).
The face is entirely sculpted in polymer clay. She has large amber hazel eyes--the centerpiece of a sad, wistful countenance. Her features have been colored with artist pigments. Her bright red hair is fine mohair.
She wears a hand-pieced leather and vinyl hat on her head. The hat features a vintage watch band strap that nestles around her chin. The hat is not removable.
The bust is highly ornamented and costumed in miniature hand dyed blown glass bottles (filled with colored papers), faceted crystals, tarnished chains and metal rings, hand dyed vintage laces and trims, paper pulp lace, vintage netting and designer leather. The face plate for the secret compartment has been hand sculpted and painted to resemble an old wheel or window frame.The inside of the compartment has been lined and sealed with acid free archival fine Italian paper.