HANDBUILDING FROM HOME with Liz: MAKING REALISTIC AND WHIMSICAL FIGURES. Thurs nights, 6-8 pm, 7/2, 7/9 & 7/16 & 7/23.
Handbuilding from Home with LIZ! Making Realistic and Whimsical Figures. Thursday, 6 to 8 pm. July 2, 9,16 & 23. $142 including clay, tool packet and bisque firing.
Explore realistic and whimsical figure making in this four week class. We will look at animal and human anatomy to understand how it will inform your sculpture. Use maquettes to create preliminary sketches and create one final 10-12 inch sculpture based on your sketch. We'll touch on how to create fur, hair and clothes and finishing your work with something other than glaze.
You supply: Solid board at least 1/2 in thick and 12" x 12" as a bat to work on. You can use a piece of wall board but it must have something under it to give it strength like a cookie tray.
Bubble wrap (small bubble) or lots of newspaper, masking tape, a pencil and/or chopstick, a teaspoon and arolling pin.
District Clay supplies: 12 lbs of stoneware clay (if needed) and a packet of sculpting tools. If you need clay, be sure to indicate in the box below.
We will leave clay and your tool packet outside of District Clay in a pre-determined spot for you to pick up.
Prior to your first class, Liz will send you instructions for making simple tools and setting up your work area and how to sign into Zoom. (You will need to create a Zoom account if you do not have one.) Liz will also offer virtual office hours on Saturday's from 2 to 3 pm and will set up a google drive for people to send in pics of their work.
While District Clay is closed, you can drop off your pieces to be bisque fired on weekends.
About Liz Lockett:
My work begins as an exploration of geometry, and my goal is for the form and surface to work together to bring the work alive. Making the work starts with a sketch representing a simple three dimensional form.
It continues with manipulations on paper and in clay to define volume, and finishes with the laying of color from glaze and flame.
Inspiration for my work comes most often from sketches and drawings which explore form and line.
Slabs cut free form, loosely based on the drawings begin the process, an exploration of the corners and lines that define volume. I am constantly striving to recreate the loose freedom of the two dimensional line in three dimensional form.
Pottery, functional not in its connection to sustenance but in its ability to contain space, must still relate to the human body, its surface pleasant to the hand, its form interesting to the eye.
“I am driven by the insatiable pursuit of the “good pot”. Successful in terms of tactile, visual, and functional attributes; lastingly significant when packed with the passion of the maker- reflecting humanity, and contributing to the craft.”