Ceramic Sculpture: Inspiring Techniques
Clay is the oldest and most natural medium for sculpture. You can form monumental pieces one coil at a time, construct works with slabs, stack forms into totems, or even create works on the computer. For thousands of years, ceramic artists have molded, shaped, slabbed, tiled, pinched and coiled sculptures for themselves and posterity.
In Ceramic Sculpture, creative clay artists reveal their techniques and their inspiration for imaginative sculptural works. Some of the work is monumental, some intimate, some site specific but all of it influenced by clay. With each artist providing some aspect of the sculptural process from conceptualization to forming and finishing to the final installation, you'll find the range of ideas and techniques informative and inspiring.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to just travel around to different artists studios to drop in and see what they're up to? Many artists are open to the idea, but they're spread all over the place. In Ceramic Sculpture: Inspiring Ideas you'll enjoy touring the country (and even the world) dropping in on artists where they tell their stories, explain their techniques and show examples of their work.