Friday, July 30, 2010


Well, the workshop was even more amazing than I was expecting and incredible! I have a ton of photos to share and information about paper clay!!! <-----------I LOVE PAPER CLAY!!!! You can do the most amazing things with it!!!
  Day 1 consisted of looking at all of our kit parts and painting the window and door jams and the fireplace/oven. We had a choice of having the oven with an opening beneath it for wood or above the oven for a warming shelf. I chose the upper.
 The fireplace was made out of resin from an original sculpt that Rik made. It was primed grey and we used burnt umber,iron oxide,Hippo grey and orange to randomly paint the brick with light washes. Paints were Delta acrylics.
 Much more to come!!!


  1. Oh, don't I envy you! I would love to go to one of his workshops! That fireplace is fabulous :)

  2. Oh yes, I like the fireplace too.
    And I am very interested in working with paperclay.

  3. Patty,

    I have been waiting for you to post about this. I am so glad you enjoyed it. I can't wait to read all about your class!!!!!!!! No skimping on all the details. ;-)) Be glad I don't have your phone number I would call you to ask all about it. LOL

  4. It was so great! I have so much information to share with all of you and some great photos. You all will be able to work with paper clay by the time I am through!!!
    Catherine, I was thinking of you because you want to build your own dollhouse!!! You would be thrilled to know what is possible with Gator Foam and paper clay! What an incredible house can be built!

  5. Patty,

    I met Rik in Chicago. He had several of his houses there. I was astonished by how real stone can look sculpted out of Paperclay.
    He is such a nice man. He was honestly happy to stand a talk to people all day, me included. There isn't a fake bone in his body. He is exactly the person he presents himself to be.

  6. ¡Que suerte poderasistir a esos talleres!
    Te ha quedado preciosa
    Besitos, May

  7. Wonderful, Are you at Tom Bishop tomorrow? I think I'm going. Maybe I will see you there. Thank you for the birthday wishes. Hugs~ Kim

  8. Patty, it looks like you have a lot of fun and I am very curious about the other pictures.
    It looks great!
    Hugs Sylvia

  9. Hi Patty,
    I am glad you enjoyed the class.
    Thank you that you has given Rik a hug from me (-:


  10. Te ha quedado preciosa.
    Me encantaria asistir a esos talleres.
    besitos ascension

  11. I will be here, Patty, to read every single word and see every little detail :). THANK YOU! For people like us who will never have Rik Pierce here , posts like this are invaluable.

    Your fireplace looks great!

  12. Thanks for all of the comments! Sans, I love being in a position for a change, to share something this wonderful with all of you. I am like you and want to read everything I can about techniques and to see tutorials! It helps all of us become really great miniaturists and to make sure that this art doesn't die off!!! Sharing is great!!!

  13. This is fabulous and YOU are so very lucky to be able to attend a class of Rik's! :o))

    I am all eyes and ears on your forthcoming posts, so thank you for letting me know! ;o)

    Michelle xx