Featres are delicately carved out of the clay using a craft tool, resulting in an adorable, miniature neworn that is ready to be displayed to her customers.
Camille explained the procedure as follows: “Using a lump of clay and tiny instruments, such as toothpicks, she sculpted a life-size or miniature baby. To create a realistic baby and finish with fine details, such as wrinkles and fingernails, requires countless hours of patient concentration.
The aies are made with soft English mohair to imitate fine baby hair and are painted to enhance the realism of their tiny wrinkles and creases.
After her husband’s grandmother, Clara Allen, taught her how to sculpt life-size baby figurines, Camille’s artistic abilities were handed down through her extended family.
Camille was inspired by the life-size models to attempt her own creations, specializing in miniature eggs, which she calls “Egg Babies.”