Ariel demonstrates solid building techniques for making animals, while her mother Sweety demonstrates how to throw animal forms using the wheel. Students will learn new forming methods, as well as how to make animal textures. Glazing and surfacing for animal sculpture is also demonstrated.
3-5 Day Hands On Workshop
Participants will learn how to solid build small to medium scale animals in clay, including armatures, hollowing and reassembly. Reference images will be used to teach participants about animal anatomy, as well as gesture and expression. Demonstrations will cover sculpting animal anatomy and creating accurate proportions, as well as various animal textures in clay. Ariel will also share her glazing techniques for commercial glazes, and mid range firing. Handouts will be provided for hollowing, armatures, glaze recipes, as well as a list of animal anatomy books.
Modeling Animals Demonstration
2-4 Hour Demonstration Workshop
Students can observe how Ariel solid builds a clay sculpture of an animal along with the step by step process of hollowing and reassembly. This demonstration focuses on animal anatomy, expression, and gesture, as well as medium scale building. This demonstration also includes a variety of animal texture techniques. Includes an optional 30 minute lecture on large scale building and associated techniques and materials.
Cold Finish Demonstration
3 Hour Demonstration Workshop
Cold Finishes are surface options for non-functional ceramics and sculpture that are an alternative to glazes. They do not have to be fired and can range from every kind of paint, to faux bronze, metallics, stains, and pigments. This workshop will cover a variety of materials as well as demonstrations of different ways to use them. Handouts will be given out with a list of the materials covered and where they can be purchased.