Wish to create a lovely sculpture of your own faithful dog? Or surprise someone with a sculpture you have made of their pet? Or gift a wonderful kit to them to enjoy the experience of sculpting themselves!
No previous clay sculpting experience is needed as this kit is suitable for complete beginners. Everything is included in the kit to create your own fabulous bronze finished 'Faithful Dog' sculpture at home! Once finished, your sculpture will measure about 13cm x 8cm and weigh about 500 grams. You can base it on your own dog as instructions are given on how to develop a Scale Template of your own pet.
This beautiful kit is also ideal for a unique special gift - Contact Jo if you would like a card with your personal message included in the pack and have the whole package sent directly to the recipient.
Coming from the Jo Garden Art studio where we usually have in person workshops (see the 'Hare Sculpture Workshops' and 'Two Day Sculpture Workshops' here on the Craft Course Website), this kit is one of a range now on sale by Jo Garden Art (press the 'more from this maker button'). Each kit is lovingly put together by Jo in her Suffolk studio and contains professional quality products as used in our 'in-person' workshops.
The 'Faithfull Dog' kit comes with written instructions (including colour photos) as well as a link to 2 individual YouTube videos showing Jo creating, in detail, both a Cockapoo and a Greyhound sculpture for you to follow. No previous clay sculpture experience is expected as Jo shows you each detailed step. In the kit is a scale template of Jo's own Cockapoo (Tula), and shows the scale difference between a Greyhound (Dexter) and Tula. Jo also explains how you can create a scale template of your own dog, whatever the breed, so you can truly make a unique sculpture of your own faithful friend. Names can be scribed on the base to make it even more personal.
You will usually take about 90 minutes to sculpt your dog using quality air-drying clay. If you want a break, Jo includes in the kit a bio-degradable bag to keep your sculpture moist. Once finished your sculpture is either left to air-dry over 24 - 48 hours or popped into an oven for 90 minutes! You then use the provided paint and gilt cream (paint brush and applicators are in the kit) to evolve your faithful dog sculpture into a stunning bronze finish.
You can share this experience with family and friends! Also on sale is a cost saving 'Friends & Family' pack for 4 people (£99 - press 'see more by this course organiser' button). The quality products are individually packed so you can easily distribute between households if social distancing or sharing a Zoom party! Fabulous fun and enjoyed by any age group (please note young children must be supervised). Jo guarantees no two Faithful Dog sculptures will be the same! We can also mix types of sculptures within the ‘Friends & Family’ pack, so you might ask for 2 ‘Sleeping Cats’ and 2 ‘Faithfull Dogs’ … or perhaps a 'Hare' in the mix!
Please note - this kit should be made within 4 months of purchase. These wonderful Faithfull Dog Sculptures are for displaying inside as the air-drying clay prefers not to endure soggy weather ;-)
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- Written instructions with colour photographs
- Link to two fully detailed YouTube videos of Jo providing a step-by-step workshop making a Cockapoo and Greyhound.
- Scale template of a Cockapoo with ruler (both videos also show you how to make your own scale template of your own dog to use with the ruler)
- Foil armature which can be adapted to a different pose
- Base board and wax paper to make your sculpture on
- Vacuum packed reinforced air-drying clay
- Cloth to wet & keep clay moist
- Bio-degradable bag to keep sculpture moist during breaks
- Sculpture tools
- Powertex bronze paint & paint brush
- Bronze gilt cream & applicator
Nothing! everything is contained in the kit ;-)
But the scene can be set: favourite music on, cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate (glass of wine). Time to relax. 😘
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Fab kit. Generous supplies of materials and very comprehensive instructions. I had a fantastic time sculpting my dog and thrilled with the result
Response from Jo Garden Art:Hi Janet - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of the Faithful Dog Kit. Tula, the Cockapoo who is one of the 'templates' had a nasty accident a couple of weeks ago and I've just returned from the vets where she had her 10 stitches out, poor thing. However, she is all recovered but will have a big scar across her chest - perhaps I will need to do a new sculpture of her!!!!
I was bought this as a present after my lovey labrador Dylan passed away. Despite having no natural artistic ability, I followed the video and was delighted with my finished Dylan. He was a black labrador and my friend had contacted Jo to see if she would put black paint in instead of bronze which she did. There was clay left over and I made a tiny food bowl to sit beside him as he was always hungry! He is now on my kitchen window ledge and we have a chat everytime I washup. Would recommend this kit very much even if you think you have no creative skill!
Response from Jo Garden Art:Thank you for taking the time to place a review Paula ;-) So sorry to hear about your loss, but glad you were pleased with how your Dylan sculpture turned out - really like the little food bowl idea! Jo x
Just to say how much I’m enjoying using your kit to make a sculpt of my friend’s whippet as a surprise for her birthday. Your instructions are very clear though getting good photos of her dog without her knowing has been very challenging!
I wondered if you could tell me where to buy the clay you include in the kit. I do some figurative sculpting with air drying clay but it’s more groggy and I like the finer texture of your clay, especially for smaller works. Many thanks, Maggie
Response from Jo Garden Art:Thank you Maggie ;-) Yes, the clay is a good quality one - I have sent an email with all the product information. Jo x
Have just completed the dog and all I can say is what a fabulous thing to do.
You receive everything you need and the YouTube video is very clear and you can do it in real time.
It’s fun and relaxing which is what we all need at this moment in time.
Response from Jo Garden Art:Thank you Susan! I'm loving your sculpture of Henry - thank you for letting me use the photo you sent. As you say, we are all needing some relaxation ;-)