Transform your pet into a clay sculpture in this 2 day course.
Make your own Pottery Pet is a 2 day course led by Alice Johnson. Alice has been creating bespoke customized sculptures of people’s pets for 5 years, uniquely capturing pet’s personalities in clay.
The course will guide students through creating their (or another’s) pet or animal in ceramics. Students will be guided through how to capture the essence and character of their pet or animal using techniques such as pinch pot, coil pot and hand sculpting.
Day 1 will involve building the animal from clay learning how to sculpt from photos and use different techniques to create surface texture. Day 2 will then guide students through decorating their bisque fired piece using underglazes.
Students will need to bring photos of their pet or the animal they would like to sculpt with them, including face and body shots with side profiles. It is recommended to bring photos of your pet/animal in the position you would like to create, sitting or lying positions are recommended.
This course will cover:
- Hand building techniques
- Decorating using underglazes
- Development of a ceramic sculpture of a pet/animal