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Monday, January 17, 2011

Hands on Sculpting with Linda Misa

Clay sculpture - Linda Misa
Don't  miss the opportunity of a life time, to take classes this spring with Linda Misa.  Linda is a master sculptor from Australia, making her first appearance in Columbus, Ohio at Artistic Figures in Cloth.  I can not tell you how happy I am to have her with us.  She works in clay, paper clay, ceramic, fabric, felts, sews and does a lot of altered work.   This is her very first time, teaching here in the United States.  I urge everyone to take a good look at all the different elements she will be teaching in her workshops, they are packet with techniques. I love to talk about artist.  I thought it would be an nice change of pace if  Linda to wrote a few words of her own.  Instead I am going to let you read what she wrote and dot this feature with some of her sculptures she has done over the years.

This will be my first teaching trip to the US and I am so looking forward to meeting up and getting to know so many of the people that have been on my "to meet" list. I really hope to share my passion for making art out of what we have collected up around us. Using up the old and seemingly useless and making it into something precious and original.

For me, "making" is the corner stone of what I love to do. Letting my brain work out ways of how I can make into reality the images and thoughts that I want to share. Dolls are my story board, my dialogue of the pathways I am walking, the environment I am living in and the hopes that I hold. Being able to share skills with other like minded people is what keeps me sane!

Sculpted and recycled objects
I want my children to grow up with the knowledge that they are capable of doing/making things for themselves...I need to show that I practice what I preach and what enjoyment that gives me. We are all travelling in times that need us to think about our footprint we leave and though I am no world changer I can make a difference to my own world. I love to see them with tools in their hands, "fixing" something and solving a problem for themselves.

 It is with each doll I make, a new connection to someone else out there, it humbles and encourages me to know that in some small way I have helped make someone else life a little better. Come join me in this journey.


To see the techniques taught in the Paper Clay Altered fabric Class click on

Linda Misa- Starting point creating a doll from her collage
 I know I said I would not go on and on..... How I love to talk about artist.  Oh but that would not do!  I have to add a bit about Linda's collage work.  Artist like to mix things up, dipping our fingers in other types of art work.  I think this is what makes great artist better than great.  Every time you learn something new you add a new dimension to your dolls.   Linda is adding some new and special elements to this class Imagine, with templates for faces just in case you have those face jitters.  Collage on a flat surface today and collage on an three-dimensional service tomorrow is what I say.  Take the class beyond where you found it.  Linda is just the person to help you do that.
Fly with Linda - let your inter self grow wings

If you love these things - Dolls, Collage, Paper Arts, Recycling, Painting, Face Painting Stamping and love creating something new and different.  Check out this class it has so many great elements to it a girl can not help but having fun!

Click here to check out the Collage class


  1. I may be the only reader of this blog who knows Linda personally - she recently moved from Tasmania to Western Australia, but we used to meet and knock heads together quite often when she still lived here - Tasmania is the poorer for the loss, but I am hopeful that she will return one day (her family has held onto property here). Linda is a delightful person and a wonderful teacher and each of her dolls is a great testament to her multiplicity of skills, all of which she is happy to pass on to her students. This is no one-trick pony here!

    Anyway - Cyndy has said it all above - you will learn so much in either of these classes with Linda, so don't shilly-shally - get signed up! you won't regret it!

  2. Thank you Susie and Jan - your kind words mean a lot to me - so do what Susie says because she is the master and I want to have some fun with you all in the US!!!!LOL

  3. We are very excited to have both of you. And no you are not the only readiers. I have gotten many privite emails about out awesome Linda's work is.