In the last lesson, we left off baking the top half of the doll and the head for 15 minutes at 250 degrees. Above I also put a photo of the baking contraption. It is a 10 x 10 inch ceramic tile with two metal (oven safe) book ends, and two “goal posts” with a holding wire between them. This crazy thing accommodates pretty much any pose I choose to use, so I use this all the time.
The second picture shows where we left off in the last lesson, we baked the upper torso and make sure we had a hole for the arm wire.
LET’S ADD THE ARM BONES:
Now it’s time to add the arm armature wire and the arm “bones”.
Create a twisted white-cloth wire to be the armature for the arms. Pass it through the hole you created with the toothpick and adjust so you have enough wire for both arms and hands. You can see by looking at the third picture above how it will look when you cover the wire with a little clay, very thin, so you have a hard surface to work again.
Bake this again at 250 degrees for 10 minutes. Allow to fully cool.