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North Carolinian Toilet Paper Sculptures

Feb 27, 2009

People often given Calvin Turrentine a weird look when he tells them his hobby. You might get weird looks, too, if you made sculptures out of toilet paper.

“A lot of people think I’m crazy until they see what I’m doing. After they see my work then, they believe me.”

Turrentine is a toilet paper sculptor, crafting forms out of water and layers upon layers of toilet paper. His favorite subject: animals. To bring these sculptures to life, Turrentine then paints them and sprays them with an adhesive to keep the shape and color from wear and tear. He uses recycled toilet paper for his projects, and says it’s a cheap hobby, having spent $2 on several rolls. That and the watercolor paints mean he can sculpt for less than $10.

Turrentine, who also makes metal jewelry, said he’d like to teach his craft to children in art classes and he may apply for a grant from the Durham Arts Council. Turrentine said it might take some time, but most people are convinced one they see the result.

“One of my friends … he said, man if I didn’t see it, I wouldn’t believe it, but I’m seeing it and I do believe my eyes.”

So how about you dear readers, do you have any toilet paper art you’d like to share?

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7 Responses to “North Carolinian Toilet Paper Sculptures”

  1. Narkotest - October 16th, 2010 at 2:50 am

    It might be the funniest hobby I have ever heard of.

    Don’t think anyone in Denmark has this hobby:-)

  2. Jewelry Pendants - November 17th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I never even knew Toilet Paper sculpting even existed.. What a fascinating hobby!

  3. Netzwissen - March 15th, 2011 at 5:50 am


    What a cool hobby! Might be one for me too 😀

  4. qem_4 - June 15th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    nice hoby

  5. Errol - August 12th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Great Blog I will defiantly be coming back to your blog to search for future post keep up the good word.


  6. - August 13th, 2011 at 4:47 am

    loved to see some pictures of that :(

  7. Los Angeles Search Engine Optimization - October 3rd, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Wow… that that is a hobbie to have.

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