The form needs to be closed very tight to avoid the outflowing of the porcelain at the
joints. After filling the form it will be taken sidewards for a longer time. After a while the still fluidable porcelain
will be poured out and the hardened part stays in the form. Several repeats let grow a "layer" of some millimeters; the
moulding blank itself is hollow.
The moulding blank, weak and very damagable, needs to have some "operations" to be made with... In this step all openings
in the porcelain like the eye holes, nostrils or an open mouth must be cut out of the doll using a scalpel.
One wrong cut and all starts again...
The moulding blank is now ready for the first firing in the kiln.
When everything has been worked out fine the parts of the doll are combined. All parts have the same colouring of the porcelain and had been shrunken for about 15-20 percent in comparision to the model...
The eyes can now be implemented into the head, the eye-lashes can be fixed, the neck will be fixed with the breast-plate,
the opening in the head will be closed with a cap, the darned cloth-body will be adjusted with the pocelain parts and the wig
will be selected. The selfdesigned and -sewed clothing will be dressed and the final styling and arrangement of the doll can be done.
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