IN-PERSON CERAMIC SCULPTURE COURSE: THE FULL FIGURE

Standing Figure Slab construction: feet to head, part by part NOVEMBER 9-13, 2021 (Tuesday-Saturday)

HANDS-ON COURSE: THE FULL FIGURE

Slab construction, feet to head, part by part

THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST. GRACIAS!

NOVEMBER 9-13, 2021 (Tuesday-Saturday)

9am-3pm instruction with studio access from 8am-10pm

$950 / 6 students

Location: Córdova Studios, Bakersville (Penland), NC

ALL LEVELS WELCOME

In this class we will work on developing a 25" full figure in clay through the use of slabs and simple patterns. This flexible method can be adapted to articulate any gesture at different scales. Pieces will be developed on a simple armature system and bisque fire is included.

We will cover:

  • How to make figurative components using patterns and how to create your own patterns.
  • How to use photographic references as blueprints to support the creation of a sculpture.
  • How bony and fleshy landmarks, alignments, and rhythms are involved in creating a balanced and dynamic figurative composition.
  • How to clean, vent and refine your piece.
  • How to use pigmented slips and underglazes to develop the surface before bisque.
  • How to fire your work for best results (including drying and firing schedules).
Included:
  • Clay
  • Favorite stainless modeling tools
  • Comfortable workspace with turntables and daily studio access from 8 am -10 pm
  • Two sets of patterns and printed photographic references
  • Plastic to cover work
  • Lectures exploring figurative ceramics and my trajectory with clay
  • 2-month free access to all online lessons(1-3) and virtual classroom
  • Morning and afternoon tea and coffee with fresh fruit
  • Light lunch
  • Bisque firing

Not included:

  • Travel and lodging. For more information about finding lodging traveling to Penland please click here.
  • Cost of shipping bisque fired work.

Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any questions!

This course is closed for enrollment.