What is a body? A figurative sculpture course.
Phoebe Collings-James led a free one day sculpture course taking inspiration from artists Beverly Buchanan, Senga Nengudi, Ana Mendieta and more, who have in varied and innovative ways approached questions of embodiment. Attendees had the opportunity to create their own sculptures in ceramic, while learning basic hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab building.
For Black attendees only, this workshop stemmed from Mudbelly ceramics studio’s Mudbelly Teaches, a roaming teaching facility offering free ceramics courses for Black people in London, taught by Black ceramicists. Funding was available for those who may need help attending.
This course covered:
- Hand building techniques
- Decorating techniques
- Development of a ceramic sculptural work.