Marika Spijkers

I'm from The Netherlands, I live in a town called Den Bosch. I've been making all kinds of fantasydolls, like fairies, trolls and other creatures since I was 19 years old. The drawings of Brian Froud, who was the creative mind of movies like The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, inspired me a lot. I was also inspired by Ria Odijk, a Dutch dollartist. My favorite sculpting media is polymerclay (puppenfimo), you can work in great detail with this clay. For some projects I prefer air drying clay. Each kind of modelling material has its own qualities. For those of you who want to try it yourself...I have been working on some free online lessons at my website for the beginning sculptor. There are already some lessons online such as making a head, boots, hands and a wireframe with foam body. :-)