|Cold Porcelain figure by Jorge Rubicce|
In the following video, master craftsman Jorge Rubicce, shows us his method for modeling the head of his cute cold porcelain figures. He starts with a Styrofoam ball (for armature) and an equal size ball of cold porcelain to create an egg shaped head. Notice that he uses his palms to form the cold porcelain and always works toward center. He also applies hand cream to his hands while smoothing out surface of cold porcelain.
This video is from the South American TV show "Bienvenidas" (Welcome). Jorge Rubicce is the first guest. If you don't understand the language, just mute the video and follow along visually as he demonstrates each step (or try using the closed caption feature). Jorge does a great job of clearly showing how he forms the shape of a basic head. The eyes are painted on after curing (or a waterslide eye decal is used).