Since December 2003 I have worked extensively with papier mâché materials and have sculpted some diverse pieces of art. My very first sculpture was a large snowman for the Tourist Information Centre’s Christmas window using the tried and tested newspaper strips and glue method. I was encouraged by the wonderful comments from customers and as a result began entering local art exhibitions; this led me to join a not-for-profit art organisation called the East Riding Artists (www.east-riding-artists.org) who actively encourage artistically talented people who live in East Yorkshire.
Over the years I have learnt many ways to create papier mâché sculptures and have now moved on from newspaper strips to pulp which is made from tissue paper and PVA glue. The use of this material is only limited by the human imagination. The pulp dries to a very robust finish and has allowed me to extend my repertoire of abilities from animal sculptures to human figures.
My Website has procured also very lucky to be asked to do a solo exhibition at Burton Constable Hall near Hull of ‘the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ from Alice in Wonderland.
I would love to hear from anyone who is interested in placing an order or just wanting to learn about how to use papier mâché in general.