Wow! I learned how to post pictures! These are examples of the dolls I make. The top two ladies are essentially the same construction, (sculpted head and limbs on a cloth body), but the one on the left is paperclay and the one on the right is polymer clay. They are about 8' high and they are both unfinished.
Beneath them is a leather-headed doll on a cloth body and limbs. Yes, I know, 'a leather head' suggests unpleasant mental images of horror films and mad axemen wearing someone else's face. (Why do they always choose axes, I wonder?) However, the doll is a gentle creature, named Hazel and no axes were involved.
Below Hazel is a head-and-shoulders of another air dry clay doll. I was familiar with polymer clay, but was obliged to use paperclay because my oven died, halfway through a chicken chasseur. It was a revelation! (Not the chicken chasseur. I mean, it was tasty, but hardly an epiphany) Paperclay is a wonderful medium, lightweight, forgiving and blessedly devoid of moonies, dirt and other hazards of polymer clays. It paints beautifully, and has the saving grace of allowing you to completely repaint a head if you don't like your first effort. The brunette above is on her third face.
I ought to finish her, too.