This workshop will guide both the beginner and the more experienced student through the processes involved in creating a finished, fired ceramic work from the life model. The course will include learning how to model a figure without an armature, and the techniques involved in hollowing the work prior to firing.
Jenny will be encouraging her students to push their work beyond a merely faithful representation of the model and to explore how they might develop a more personal ‘language’ or means of expression by paying close attention to the subject and their responses to it. This exploration will be encouraged by looking at the work of the great figure sculptors past and present. Drawing will be used as a warm up exercise and to begin the process of working towards discovering a more personal language.