I guess this time of year often lends itself to introspection, tax returns and the cleaning out of sock drawers…
I’ve spent some time updating my website; drawing up workshop classes for the spring. Here is a link to those .
There is also a new page about my alernative portrait and body cast commission service here.
Making a ceramic sculpture based on an individual body cast is a process that I thoroughly enjoy.
I start off by covering the area with plaster bandages. Once they have gone hard, I carefully remove them and pour in plaster to create a cast.
I then build clay walls around the cast and pour freah plaster on top.
Once I have seperated the two lumps of plaster, I should have my mould!
And now the real fun begins; incising small portions of clay individually, I place them inside the mould reproducing the torso.
At this stage I can add any embellishments to further personalise the ceramic torso according to our discussions.