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Marika Spijkers

Marika Spijkers

Marika is a sculptor of fantasydolls, like faeries, trolls and other creatures. Using polymerclay and airdrying clay.

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. :-)

Guestbook for Mspijkers

12 May 2004:-) Rose Lucas
Wow, I think your sculptures are amazing. They do have that Brian Froud look about them. My favourite is probably the picture frame.
I know you used wool for the troll king but what did you use for the straight hair?
I've just doen my first sculpture out of fimo (a faerie) nowhere near as good as yours, but I did the hair with bits of feather so it stuck out everywhere, but I don't know what to use for straight hair.
Anyway, your work is amazing!

3 Marika Spijkers replies: "Thanks! The straight hair I used is mohair, this is real hair usually from mohair goats. No animals are harmed by this, they only get a new haircut once in a while. ;-) "
12 May 2004:-) Volbeda
Wow! You can do really amazing thins with clay. Is that stuff expensive? Keep up that great work! Btw, ik woon in oosterhout, ook niet zo ver van jou vandaan 14

13 Marika Spijkers replies: "Thank you! The clay (puppenfimo) is not cheap, about 12 euro for 500 gram. But if you just make small dolls it is not so expensive. I also use air drying clay, this is less expensive...6-7 euro for a good air drying clay.Oosterhout is hier inderdaad niet ver vandaan! 19)"
13 May 2004:-) Hannah Gibbs
I just love these! How do you get everything so smooth? Very nice.

12 Marika Spijkers replies: "Thank you! I smooth the clay with a wet finger, this also removes the fingerprints. 1"
30 May 200445 Edith Taylor
Hey Marika,
found your galerie with some great work..!!
your last work is just fabulous with all these expresions in their faces..fantastic..!!..
groetjes, Edith..2
1 Jun 2004:-) D. Fernandes
Congratz with your well deserved Mod Choice! Awesome fantasy puppets, my personal favourites are the treefolks... groetjes, Daniël. 9
13 Jul 200445 Melissa
Ben ook Nederlands1
Jouw werk is echt cool!!
Ik maak zelf geen beeldjes enzow maar teken... alleen kan ze niet scanne dus kan ook neit op Elfwood8 Das heel jammer!
Maja DoeiDoei
24 Oct 2004:-)
Cute pics of statuse lol
4 Feb 200545 Manon Volbeda
Hey!looks like my sister (nicole) has commented here sometimes...*checks out the wonderfull gallery of Marika Spijkers.* nice nice nice work, and yeah, I agree with my sister, amazing clay thingies!keep up the good work!
11 Oct 200645 Arjan
heey marika, ik vind het echt wel gaaf wat jij maakt ^^ ik teken zelf veel maar ik zit me te bedenken om ook een keer iets met klei te doen. een keer iets wat echt tastbaar is enzo 12
zelf heb ik wel een paar tekeningen gemaakt met men tablet maar weet niet hoe ik me hier moet aanmelden 8 is wel jmmr. maar heb toch eerst ff wat meer tekeningen nodig 2
nouja verdert heb ik niks meer te vertellen, alleen dat je zo door moet gaan (of nog beter natuurlijk xD)
doei doei 12
29 Oct 2007:-) Isabelle ´Strawberry Shortcake´ Gélinas
You have a hell a lot of talent. You put so much life and emotion in your characters, it is stunning! Your gallery is very impressive. I am speechless!
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Marika Spijkers

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