Hollow Build The Self-Referential Bust
June 6 - 11, 2021
Misty Gamble · mistygamble.com
Workshop at a glance
Learn how to hollow-build a self-referential bust through an interwoven combination of slab, coil, pinch techniques.
- Hollow-building clay with slabs, coil, and pinch
- Techniques used in figure sculpture
- Bisque firing
- Figure sculpting tools
- Expressive self-imagined figure
- Understanding of correct anatomical proportion
Misty Gamble is an assistant professor and area head at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. She is also the co-founder of Studio Nong: International Sculpture Collective and Residency Program which travels the U.S., China and Europe to complete residencies that focus on clay figurative sculpture. Gamble was a former assistant professor at the Kansas City Art Institute and has taught throughout Italy.
Students will learn how to hollow build a self-referential bust using an interwoven combination of slab, coil, and pinch. Participants interested in figuration, technique and surface mark making will enhance their ability to understand proportion as it relates to the figure. You should come to class with source material about yourself. Think about how you reveal yourself to others. Can it be as subtle as an expressive pose or gesture or does it take symbol or icon? An inexpensive process is set in place to pack and ship your busts after a bisque fire. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600 · download the materials list
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