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Ancestry Heads BA(Hons)

Paper Mache, Mixed media

My Paper Mache heads originally started from my family history research. I use birth,marriage and death certificates, copies of old photographs and letters to create the heads.
I have been Artist In Residence at Watts Gallery finishing in March 2020 with an exhibition in the main gallery of mine and my students. I was AIR at St Josephs Specialist School in Cranleigh for a year.
I am currently teaching Paper Mache workshops on line using Zoom which I very much enjoy.
I am available to do talks on family history illustrated with my family paper sculptured heads. Please contact me to discuss.

Online Workshops, Online Talks, art work for sale, Commissions, workshops


Visitors welcome by appointment

contact: Louise Grundy

mobile: 07941640143


web: www.ancestry

social media:

  • Ancestry Heads, Watts Gallery Director Alistair Burtenshaw
  • Ancestry Heads, George & Mary Watts at Watts Gallery Residency
  • Ancestry Heads, Louise Grundy Artist In Residence at Watts Gallery till March 2019
  • Ancestry Heads, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth
  • Ancestry Heads, Daisy, commission
  • Ancestry Heads, Daisy, detail
  • Ancestry Heads, Sid, Stan and Geo, The Larcenists
  • Ancestry Heads, Little Grandpa


Ancestry Heads's work can be seen at:

Online Paper Mache Head Workshop

Online on Zoom

Tuesday 16th Jun - Tuesday 1st Sep

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Over 12 one our on-line workshops learn how to make a Paper Mache Head like I do. From the basic structure, to the features, eyes, hair etc To make your own character or person you admire.
I will teach you live on zoom with films demonstrating techniques, chats and lots of tips and ideas.
I have been teaching for over 25 years.