Creating Clowns with Guilherme Pires

Guilherme Pires is a clay artist from Brazil who creates the cutest clown figures and other clever characters. Using homemade cold porcelain, wire, foam, simple tools and a lot of imagination, he comes up with some very unique art dolls he calls 'guibonecos'. Some have very sweet faces, some are funny and some are quite strange. LOL Visit his blog at

In the 3 videos below, he shares with us how it's done. Quite the production line he has going in these videos!  *sigh*    He accomplishes so much in one day!!

In the first video, he makes the clay and takes it into his modeling room where he creates a series of heads and models the arms, hands and big feet for his clowns.

In the second video, he assembles all the pieces with wire and foam and paints the adorable faces.

The last video shows his creative costuming, wigging and finishing.

Guilherme uses hand cream to assist in creating a very smooth surface.  He says the secret to success is to model faster and to practice forming the clay in just the right spot.   He also advises letting it dry properly.


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