This group completed the application of the first layer of Winterstone to the head and neck then began shaping the sculpture by applying the second layer of Winterstone clay to the thighs and paper bag.
A side note: All four of these participants were left handed causing me to be "left out" as the only right handed sculptor.
Another person expressing interest was Andrew Skelton, a friend of Justin Wolting, my son-in-law. He saw my sculptures during events surrounding Justin and Sondra's wedding and jumped at the chance to participate creating one.
With a group consisting of all adults, I took the opportunity to lie the sculpture on her side to provide easy access to the bottom of the bag. It's much easier to apply Winterstone clay when you aren't fighting gravity. Once the bottom was complete we stood the princess back up applied clay to give her heftier thighs and a thicker right arm.
Apparently another life skill helps develop sculpting skill. Madeline said, "It's like putting peanut butter on toast."
This team of two focused on applying a layer of WInterstone to cover up the wire mesh pattern showing through the paper bag part of the sculpture.