This method of clay sculpting will dramatically expedite your figurative projects. It allows for completion and firing of flawless pieces in less than a week, depending on scale and complexity. This is an ideal approach for art teachers and figurative sculpture students who want to eliminate firing losses.
Students explore principles of design, maquette making, armature building, figure modeling, deconstruction and reconstruction. Learn about various sculpture clay bodies, as well as joining and mending slip recipes. Bring sketches of ideas to be completed during the workshop session, then choose the most appropriate ideas and proceed with design, construction and firing.
Lectures focus on examples of work that illustrate the hollow core construction process. Brainstorming discussions involving student sketches provide a collective learning experience. Students create alternative view drawings and/or maquettes before starting their final projects. Students receive individual assistance throughout every stage of the process.
Bobby Scroggins is a practicing artist and professor of ceramics and sculpture at the University of Kentucky. He has held residencies and workshops in Europe, China and throughout the United States. His artworks have been featured in major books and professional journals.