Collectable Silicone Figures
These figures are made by Connecticut artist, Howland Blackiston. Each is unique. Each is hand-crafted and sumptuously clothed in expensive fabrics, quality faux furs and accessories that are designed by and (in many cases)fabricated by Howland's wife Joy.
How These Figures Are Made
The heads and hands are first sculpted in clay, and then cast in prosthetic grade silicone (it’s the closest thing to the look and feel of real skin). Skin tones are hand applied in layers to create a natural translucent look. The beard and hair are hand-punched one hair at a time (only real hair is used). The teeth are crafted from dental acrylic, and the eyes are made from glass. The body structures are crafted from durable and light-weight fiberglass (like a mannequin). Figures are life-size and weigh-in at approximately 40-50 pounds.
Blackiston Studio Silicone Figures and Custom Portrait Busts by Howland Blackiston
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