Figure Sculpture! Why not?

Yes, I thought that I might try something new… something that I’ve often thought about trying before but never had the guts because I didn’t think it would turn out the way I wanted it to– figure sculpture. It is very time consuming. I made these more quickly than I expected to, but it still takes a lot more time than just building pots. Today, I made a couple of taller cups and finished a figure sculpture that I started yesterday, then decided to go completely all out with it and just make a really big figure sculpture– as big as I could think of that I could still make out of hand-thrown slabs and put together. It ended up being almost 2 feet tall, and it’s just the torso. I guess the next step is to go life-sized. The sculpture I made today is more realistic than these… just a little more detail, like a deeper belly button and nipples. I like how it turned out so far… I just need to finish cleaning it up and decide on whether I should leave it blank and glaze it white, or do some sort of inlay on it. I am leaning more towards leaving it blank. These smaller ones look kind of cool with the inlay designs on them, but I don’t feel the need to put it on everything. I worked hard enough on the big sculpture that I don’t want to ruin it by putting imagery on it and deciding I don’t like it.


About Kira Call Ceramics

Just a girl in Wyoming playing with mud and making pottery for a living. Living the dream! :)
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2 Responses to Figure Sculpture! Why not?

  1. steelewares says:

    These are gorgeous. I’ve never done any figure sculpture, but I love figure drawing, and I work a lot with clay, so I’ll have to give it a shot. Again, beautiful work.

    • clayhead33 says:

      Thank you 🙂 yeah, you should definitely try it. I was in the same place you were about it before this weekend… drawing figures and doing other claywork, but no sculpture like this.

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