My figure ceramics class has been going on for just under a month now and I have been working on bodies and finally the starting of heads. Heads/faces have been the most difficult part for me so far to create anything with consistent success, but I have 5 under my belt now and it is feeling better.
So I FINALLY started my “Building the Figure in Clay” class with Linda Lewis (OMG) this past Tuesday. Check her work out HERE. She is a truly amazing artist and I am honored to be able to learn from her.
We are starting with sketches, as usual for most art mediums. I did find out that building a full body (seated with legs) is an advanced build, so I am starting on a few busts and dress style half figures to get familiar with the building process.
So I finished up my 4 week hand building class at the end of August. We worked on learning both slab and coil building. I am focusing on coil building with a slab base as I will be coil building for my figure sculptures.
Here are a few vases that I have worked on that are currently drying so they are greenware (not fired yet). As soon as these babies dry out, which takes a while,
My Kiln arrived today and an electrician has been scheduled to come out an install her. For those of you who are not familiar with how kilns work, they take a lot of power and require special wiring. It is a lot of technical mumbo-jumbo, but let me know if you want specifics.