Starting with simple featureless plaster animal head forms (Dog, Rabbit and Buzzard, provided by the instructor) we will jump start your exploration of narrative, emotional, and conceptual potential of animal heads in clay. You will spend time learning facial features and then embellishing with texture, expression and nuance. Russell will share his building methods, including solid construction with pipe armature and sculpting facial features using basic tools and sprigs. Image presentations of historic and contemporary examples will provide context and inspiration. Individual guidance will help you create unique sculptures that are personally relevant. Pieces will be bisque fired at the end of the week.
*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day