|Laurence is hidden behind Missala.|
| My first contact with salt dough was about
10 years ago .
Everything started with "Springerle" moulds , which are small Alsacian anise shortbreads, traditionally prepared for Christmas time .
I thought these patterns were too pretty to eat , and as my daughter wanted to make some salt dough, as at school, we started by mouldings.
| Since that time, my brush stroke and
moulding technique have improved , and after having
picked-up my inspiration in many books, I'm now able to
create figures by myself, from my own imagination .
My first figures were mice, and that's why this website is called "Missalla" , which means "little mouse" in Alsacian dialect (Colmar, France).
Salt dough modelling and wood painting allow me to express and to share a passion . Along with others I lead the salt dough shop of the very dynamic community art centre " LES ARTS" in my village. It's a real opportunity to form freindships, news links, and also to listen to criticism or to collect new ideas to make my future projects better.
In theory, I never reproduce twice the same figure or model, excepted on special request of a friend or a customer when I take part in a regional exhibition .
You are welcome to see my picture galleries ; I hope they will make you want to "lend a hand" into salt dough, and to suggest new topics to me .