Little papier-maché angel

Traditional

Uccio designs the proportions and conceptual elements of the little angel

Material

Paper

Craft

Other

General Technique

Combining
Forming and shaping

Specific Technique

Papier-maché

Properties & Qualities

Application

Sculpture

Culture & Context

Always a devotee of the patron saint’s festival, Uccio has been making miniatures of the Chariot with his friends since he was a child, later he helped in the making of the chariot by master Pentasuglia, and this year he managed to make his dream as an artist blossom.
One of its key components is the little angel, a key symbol of local sacred art.

Process & Production

1. Uccio designs the proportions and conceptual elements of the little angel.
2. We prepare the plaster moulds of all the elements which will compose the chariot.
3. We overlay the layers of recycled white and brown paper impregnated with glue.
4. We leave them to dry.
5. After drying, we trim the excessing edges.
6. We assemble the pieces with other paper and glue sticking the pieces together (for example, the wings to the body of the little angel).
7. We refine by overlaying a white mixture of animal glue and Bologna chalk.
8. We smooth with sandpaper.
9. We decorate by painting.

Credits

Craft Practitioner

Eustatcio Santochirico