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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.


   
 
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  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 .


           

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