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Hollow Core Construction: A Unique Figurative Sculptural Approach

July 18 - 23, 2021

Bobby Scroggins  ·  Arrowmont Connections

Workshop at a glance

By making projects in course, gain or enhance your ability to safely design, build, and fire flawless figurative pieces in a short period of time.


  • Discovering hollow core construction in ceramics
  • Exploring figurative sculpture and proportion
  • Principles of design in sculpture


  • Clay
  • Kiln firing


  • Various firing techniques
  • Maquette making and armature building
  • De-construction and re-construction of figurative sculpture

Artist Bio

Bobby Scroggins is a professor of Ceramics and Sculpture at The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky and has been chairman of Visual Arts for The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. His works have been in major exhibitions and collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. Scroggins has received several awards and commissions and has held visiting artist residencies in Europe and China.
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Workshop Description

Students will explore the principles of design, maquette making, armature building, figure modelling, de-construction, and re-construction of figurative sculpture. This is an ideal approach for art teachers and figurative sculpture students who want to eliminate firing losses. Depending on scale and complexity, this class allows for completion and firing of flawless pieces in a short period of time. Participants should bring to class sketches, alternative view drawings and/or maquettes of your ideas to be completed during the workshop session. We will select the most appropriate idea for each student, and proceed with design, construction, and firing of their pieces. This class is for beginning through intermediate students.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

The health and safety of students, faculty, and staff is a priority at Arrowmont. To that end, a Personal Conduct & Social Distancing Policy has been adopted to foster a safe learning environment during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here for the detailed Policy.

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