Moonglass is HERE! / 新素材(ムーン硝子)DOLLの予約注文受付について

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※ 日本語での御案内は英語の御案内の後に記載されております。

It`s been a long wait, longer than I was also expecting – I have been so busy over the last few months, putting together a work method for my new non-shattering ceramic material, Moonglass.

Everything is new, I had to rearrange my work space, and also do much testing, so I can predict my work-pace with it. But now I`m so excited to announce, I`ll finally be able to accept orders for it from now on – so to everyone on the Moonglass waiting list: look forwards to the first order information via e-mail from me – VERY SOON!

About moonglass: It`s a completely new ceramic my father and I have invented.

It is similar to porcelain in look and feel, but has a big plus of it being a resilient, non-shattering ceramic, and also it can show higher degrees of translucency. Read the whole story.

Some Moonglass traits:

High casting detail, Cold and heavy to the touch, Can be cast as thin as porcelain, High translucency, Shatter resilient, Tough as stone, Non toxic (but not a children`s toy, these are collectible dolls), Green to the environment, Ceramic.

>Moonglass waiting list<

しばらくの間、日本語での更新をしていませんでした。

その時間、新しい材料の開発をしておりましたが、やっと、御紹介(御案内)出来る材料が出来上がりました。

人形製作の素材としては、今迄にない、まったく新しい原材料です。

新材料名はムーン硝子です!

陶器(ビスクの様なもの)ですが、硝子の様な透明感もありますので、肌の柔らかさなどを、今迄以上に、上手く表現出来る様になりました。

強度に優れており、多少の衝撃でも、普通の陶器の様に割れたりはしません。

またフェイスメイクやボディメイクが色落ちしたりしません。

更に長い時間が経過しても、素材及び色付けにも黄ばみが出てくる事はありません。

予約注文の受付は来月中(3月中)に開始する予定です。

予約注文を御希望される場合は、メールにて御連絡下さい。

御連絡を頂いた方は、ウエィティングリストに登録させて頂き、正式な予約注文受付日、値段等が決まりましたら、此方から、御案内の御連絡をさせて頂きます。

ウエィティングリストに登録及び詳しい情報を希望される方は、下記のアドレスに御連絡下さい。タイトルに『ムーン硝子』と記載して頂けば、自動的にウエィティングリストに登録されます。marmite-sue@hotmail.com

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Charlotte (Music box Faberge`)

Charlotte is on her way to Miami, and will exhibit next month at the Bazel Art Fair.

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She is a 52cm porcelain `Faberge` type doll with a Music box mechanism installed in her stomach, turning a 3cm tall carousel at her upper waist.

For a glimpse at the turning carousel please scrawl to the video below.

For inquiries about her please contact Copro Galley directly.

More photos soon available in the Gallery section on-site.

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Moonglass (and waiting list)

Moonglass – because the ceramic looks like what the moon is made of (the pearly/silvery one in the night sky). And `glass` because of the great level of translucency possible to achieve with it.

I had this name in my heart over the last months, and since everyone that heard it and saw the casts seemed to agree, and since my father seems to like it too, that`s what it`s called from now on!

Thank you for all the lovely mails and congratulations wishes about this new material, and waiting list requests!

I am now trying to reply all mails, but it`s taking quite a toll on my time, so please if you would like to be on the waiting list, and be the first to be able to order the first Moonglass dolls, please send your mail with `Moonglass waiting list` in the title, and I will automatically add you to the waiting list. So please rest assured, that If you sent a mail (preferably my hotmail address) you are already on this list, even if I did not reply right away :)

Some Moonglass traits:

high casting detail, cold and heavy to the touch, can be cast as thin as porcelain, high translucency, shatter resilient, strong (comparable to the strength of most rigid plastics), non toxic (but not a children`s toy, these are collectible dolls), green to the environment.

There seems to already be some rumor about the dolls being unbreakable  – this is untrue, and I do not claim this – please no throwing of dolls on the floor, I put allot of work into them!  but yes, unbreakable for all practical purpose of normal use, and yes, no shattering on any unfortunate collision impact.

Edit: answering questions: yes it is Ceramic, and no, not a plastic :)

Exciting News!

I`ve been away from the internet and this blog for the last few months, as you may have noticed. I was planning to start an order for two type of dolls the last months, but due to many turns of events, including some health issues, catching up with orders, and then the work for my coming exhibition this Christmas were all getting in the way.

But then there was actually one more thing happening, a beautiful and exciting thing, that I was hoping for and working for, for months and then just one day, suddenly happened (I`m sorry I could not keep you updated about it until now).

For years I`ve been very much frustrated with the materials that I had available to work with as a doll maker.

My love for beautiful porcelain brought me though a tough and sometimes heartbreaking road of learning its secrets, and gaining experience to be able to master it,

Once I have been able to make porcelain my own, the beauty of it was giving me happiness and content I never felt before towards an art medium. However I have learnt to know that though all would agree that porcelain is the loveliest material, many people seem apprehensive about it, fearing the dreaded heartache in the case that it might heaven forbid, fall and shatter.

For years I have been boggled with this question; would it not be possible to come up with a strong durable and shock resistant material that would also share the immortal beauty of porcelain ?

Today I feel extremely excited and proud to be able to say YES!!

I could hardly believe it myself, but yes, it is possible.

My brilliant father , that happens to be a chief chemist as well as a darling of a  man, came to my rescue. With his great expertise and my ceramic knowledge, we came up with a brand new ceramic material, which completely outshone my expectations.

I was hoping for something that would be as nice and as long lasting as porcelain, but to my incredible delight, we could actually come up with a material that is entirely beautiful in it`s own right. Featuring such versatility, grater grades of translucency, and then in contrast to it`s pure and fragile looks, it has strength and yes, unlike most ceramics, it has shock resistance, and will not shatter. Added to this, it is high grade archival, and will keep a long lasting if not eternal beauty.

I paint this new material with my china paints, they are permanently bonded to the ceramic, never fading or pealing. The material itself, I repeat – is shock absorbing.

We are now in the process of patenting this invention, and this is also part of the reason why this announcement took some time to appear on this blog, but I plan to show first pieces cast in it this Christmas, and finally start thinking of making an official order, somewhere next year (?).

I`ve taken some photos of two head samples cast in this ceramic (still looking for a name for this material!). The head on the left has a pearl like natural finish, while the head on the right is almost transparent. Both are cast in the same material, with a different finishing technique.

Below you will also see the pearl face painted with china paints.The painting itself is rough, as I was only thinking of it as a test when working, but the photos came out nice enough, so I decided to publish them as well.

I think we can all get pretty excited now, I know I am. My mind is racing these days with all the beautiful things I could now create, taking advantage of all it`s beautiful new qualities, and well, it evokes such lovely names I cannot choose which to use. I must think!

By the way, with all that have been happening, I`ve been very bad and neglected my mail box almost entirely of late! If you have been sending questions about orders etc.I will try to get back to you soon, I might even be able to start a waiting list for this new ceramic, if you write to me about it, just depending on the time I can make to take the orders…

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