This past weekend, I had the privilege of taking a class with Deanna Hogan. What a treat it was, and what an absolutely inspiring artist she is.I learned so much and I enjoyed myself more than I have in ages. Deanna is a fine teacher and she has incredible patience. No wonder her dolls are so beautiful.
If you are familiar with making cloth dolls, you probably know that you can use a felting needle to root natural wool into a doll's head.This makes the hair look like it's growing out of the scalp. Working with a clay doll is different because the hair has to be glued onto the head, or the doll needs to wear a wig. Here's a technique that allows you to root hair, even if the doll is "hard-headed."