File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 135

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 12:31:36 -0500
Subject: [Puptcrit] Even more papier-mache

I thought I'd throw my hand into the papier-mache instructional.  I
learned this technique years ago at Tears of Joy when a Russian
puppeteer came to visit. I have forgotten his name,sadly. He had a
gorgeous marionette and when we asked what it was made of, he said
papier-mache.  He'd fled Russia with it decades earlier and the thing
was in beautiful shape, with porcelain smooth skin.

He did a demonstration of the technique. I was shocked. In forty-five
minutes, he produced a head from a mold with detail rivaling the
neoprene version.


Mary Robinette Kowal
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