Molding and Casting A Ball Jointed Doll

with Noemi Smith

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What you will learn:


Class 1:

  • About the instructor

  • Materials needed and tools

  • Finishing the doll in order to be cast in resin

  • Closing all holes in doll with removable clay

  • What is the silicon for mold making?

  • Types of silicon and how to use.

Class 2:

  • The concept of how to correctly make a complex two parts silicon mold
  • Head: Preparing the pieces to be cast
  • Building the support walls and setting in place the pieces to be cast
  • Preparing the silicon materials in order to be mix and pour.

Class 3:

  • Mix and pour the silicon on the piece
  • Body: Preparing the pieces to be cast.
  • Build up a wall for the chest part (that will be a two part mold)
  • Prepare silicon material.
  • Pouring silicon on pieces. Let everything set.

Class 4:

  • Mix and pour the silicon on the piece
  • Body: Preparing the pieces to be cast
  • Build up a wall for the chest part
  • Preparing silicon material
  • Pouring silicon on pieces. Let everything set.

Class 5:

  • prepare head piece to have its second part molded with the silicon.
  • Apply release agent to piece, prepare and mix silicon and pour in place.

Class 6:

  • Body: By now the body molds are set, prepared the chest part to have its second part molded

  • Setting mold release. Prepare - mix silicon and pour in piece. Let all set


Class 7:

  • Arms and legs: Demonstration of how to set the pieces in order to be molded.

Class 8:

  • Demolding all the original parts.

  • Preparing to cast the resin.

  • Set molds with agent release. Prepare resin – mix and pour in molds


  • Cleaning and Aesthetic work on resin cast pieces.

Class 9:

  • Explanation on how to care for resin, tips for painting and finishing.
  • Explanation about the use of machines for the silicon and resin in order to avoid bubbles and have professional quality dolls.

Bonus Classes

  • Giving a face-up painting to resin head
  • How to give color to resin

About the course

In this course, you'll learn the principals of mold making using silicone, and casting in resin a tiny ball jointed doll. The student will learn How to correctly use the materials, and how to use the vacuum chamber and pressure pot. I will be making a full reproduction of all the pieces of the doll, a must have class if planning on making your own reproductions! As always with all the tips and insider views of my own experience making molds and casting in resin. It will be another fun class I promise!!

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Molding and Casting A Ball Jointed Doll

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Sculptors, art dolls artists, anyone who loves sculpting or want to start a new hobby or career.

Main objective:
Learn how to create molds and cast your dolls.


How to mold and cast Ball jointed dolls sneak peak


About the instructor

Noemi Smith

I am a student and a lover of the Arts since I was a little girl. I started my art career by drawing and painting just as a hobby. I was a student of Technical design and worked for several years doing ACAD Computer Technical Drawings in my country Peru. I never had the opportunity to show my Artistic skills, until I came to live in the United States in 2005. That is when I started making figurines in Cold Porcelain and also when I found Polymer Clay. I was so amazed with the art of doll making. I fell in love with! I started making figurines in Cold Porcelain; a type of clay used for modeling in South America. As for my language, it was easier for me to learn from what I found online, even how to make my own clay (because this clay isn’t for sale in the USA). Later on... well I learned English of course! That is when I found out about Polymer Clay, I was so amazed with the Art of Doll making... I fell in love with it! I started researching about it, learning from videos online, collecting information from here and there. I became a self-taught Artist. My inspiration is the female figure as well as children and animals. I started sharing my knowledge with new beginners, especially my Hispanic fellows, in this wonderful world of Doll making.
Nowadays started making something more than dolls as was captivated with fantasy characters and creatures, and still constantly strive to improve my skills. I'm able to work in different mediums such as clay, polymer clay, fabrics, yarn, wool, anything that can get my hands on!

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