The Ceramic Figure Dissected

June 30, 2019 – July 13, 2019

Richard W. James

The Ceramic Figure Dissected

The focus of this workshop is to dissect the figure into components including the head, hands, feet and torso, rather than taking a holistic view. Through demonstrations and discussions students will gain an anatomical understanding of each body part. You will leave class with knowledge of all the correct proportions and elements of the human figure, ready to be assembled for a sculpture of your own or to keep as a reference for a future one. Open to all skill levels.


Richard W. James is a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. He earned his MFA from the University of Kansas, where his thesis work received the 2016 Sculpture Magazine Outstanding Student Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture. He has been a summer resident at Zhenrutang Ceramics in Jingdezhen, China and an Artist-In-Residence at Arrowmont. James writes for publications including Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics: Art and Perception, and Ceramics: Technical.

Richard James

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • $546
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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