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Stages in modelling a miniature spaniel in dolls house scale by Kerri Pajutee.

Kerri Pajutee requires many working stages for the completion of each highly accurate scale animal model.

Photo Courtesy Kerri Pajutee Copyright 2008 Used With Permission

Kerri Pajutee is a master sculptor and miniaturist, combining many skills in the production of her exquisite animal miniatures. She works in both 1:6 and 1:12 scale following careful attention to her subjects skeletons, expressions and coats. You can see the major steps on her path to perfection in the photo above.

"I have been sculpting dollhouse miniature 1:12 animals since 1987 and received my IGMA Fellow Artisan status in animals in 2004. I enjoy creating a variety of scale animals from domestic to exotic. Examples of my work have been published in Small Stuff, Miniature Collector, Dollhouse Miniatures, Dollshouse & Miniature Scene, etc. as well as permanently exhibited in the Kathleen Savage Browning Miniature Museum in Kentucky."

"My first love is sculpture and I feel it needs to stand on it’s own (without the fiber coat). However, in an attempt to create more realistic looking miniature animals, I started to add natural fibers and hand-cut flocking 12 years ago and continue to refine my techniques. My medium is polymer clay over delicate wire armature. My favorite fibers are natural alpaca, merino wool, mohair and silk blends and the breed of animal determines the fiber coat. I enjoy trying to capture the animals essence in each of my pieces. I only create one-of-a-kind sculptures and do not duplicate my work."

You can view more of Kerri's sculptures and view her show schedule at her website, Kerri Pajutee Miniature Animals.

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