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Videos

Following are links to videos I made with filmmaker, Bing Hu for Expert Village which splits up the video into small segments that each offer a tip!

Porcelain Doll Anatomy
A porcelain doll’s anatomy depends on whether it will be a stationary or movable doll. Learn about a doll’s basic components with tips this hand crafts video.

Clay Tips for Porcelain Dolls
Clay for porcelain dolls is a tight-bodied clay that fires to cone six. Learn about porcelain clay with tips in this hand crafts video.

Porcelain Shrinkage for Doll Making
In doll making, the shrinkage rate for porcelain is 13 percent. Learn about porcelain shrinkage with tips in this hand crafts video.

Porcelain Doll Mold Preparation
Prepare plaster molds for porcelain dolls by dusting off residue and spritzing them with distilled water. Learn about mold preparation with tips in this hand crafts video.

Porcelain Slip for Doll Making
In doll making, porcelain slip is diluted clay that is strained to create a smooth consistency. Learn how to make porcelain slip with tips in this hand crafts video.

Pouring Porcelain Into Doll Mold
When pouring porcelain into a doll mold, use a steady pour to prevent lines in the finished piece. Learn about pouring porcelain with tips in this hand crafts video.

Draining Porcelain From Doll Mold
Draining excess porcelain from the doll mold will create a hollow piece that will dry evenly. Learn how to drain porcelain from a mold with tips in this hand crafts video.

Drying Porcelain in Doll Mold
When poured into a doll mold, porcelain dries from the outside in. Learn about how porcelain dries in the mold with tips in this hand crafts video.

Opening Porcelain Doll Mold
Open a porcelain doll mold when the clay is partially dry. Learn about opening a porcelain mold with tips in this hand crafts video.

Removing Porcelain Doll Mold Lines
Remove the porcelain face part of the mold first. Learn about removing porcelain from a mold with expert tips from a doll maker in this video.

Wet Cleaning a Porcelain Doll
Wet cleaning a porcelain doll refers to touching up details while the clay body is not entirely dry. Learn about wet cleaning porcelain with tips in this hand crafts video.

Touching up Wet Porcelain Doll Casts
Touch-ups on porcelain dolls include reworking nicked areas. Learn about cleaning up a porcelain doll with expert tips from a doll maker in this video.

Porcelain Doll Mold Cleaning Tips
Clean porcelain doll molds with a damp sponge. Learn how to clean porcelain molds with tips in this hand crafts video.

Porcelain Doll Wet Box Tips
A wet box for porcelain doll making is a container used to store partially dried doll bodies. Learn about wet boxes with tips in this hand crafts video.

Porcelain Doll China Paint
China paint for porcelain dolls is a glass powder that is mixed with oil. Learn more about china paint with tips in this hand crafts video.

Porcelain Doll China Paint Color Guide
When painting porcelain dolls, a china paint color guide helps determine color choices. Learn about china paint color guides with tips in this hand crafts video.

How to Kiln China Paint
China paint takes twice the time in a kiln to fire. Learn how to fire China paint in a kiln with expert tips from a doll maker in this video.

Firing Porcelain in a Kiln
Kilns are used to bake porcelain. Learn how to use a kiln with expert tips from a doll maker in this video.

Painting Porcelain Doll Eye Shadows
Use a toothpick to soften the painted eye shadows. Get tips on painting eye shadows on a porcelain doll from an expert doll maker in this video.

Painting Porcelain Doll Cheeks
Use a premixed pompadour to paint the cheeks. Learn how to paint the cheeks on a porcelain doll with expert tips from a doll maker in this video.

Painting Porcelain Doll Ears
A cotton swab rubs out excess paint on the ears. Learn about using cotton swabs to enhance a paint job on porcelain dolls with expert tips from a doll maker in this video.

Painting Porcelain Doll Hands
Use a little blush on top of the hands for a slight hint of color. Learn about painting porcelain doll hands with expert tips from a doll maker in this video.

Foam Cushion for Wet Porcelain Casts
Foam cushions give wet porcelain casts a safe place to prevent damage. Learn how foam cushions are used with expert tips from a doll maker in this video.

Porcelain Doll Making Tools
Tools for making a porcelain doll can range from old dental supplies to paint brushes. Learn how to adapt old tools for porcelain doll making with tips in this hand crafts video.

Armature Wire
Armature wire is used to connect arms and legs to the body. Learn about using armature wire with expert tips from a doll maker in this video.

Gluing Arms with Epoxy
A and B epoxy paste can be used to glue arms together. Learn about using epoxy with expert tips from a doll maker in this video.