Category: Sculpting

CLAYflicks by Ceramic Arts Daily

CLAYflicks by Ceramic Arts Daily

Everyone is jumping on the online learning bandwagon. Ceramic Arts Daily is doing the same with their CLAYflicks online video streaming. I saw one video on the site that I actually purchased prior to this and they are expertly produced. So, you can either buy their DVD’s, pay $8.97 a month and there doesn’t appear to be …

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Wilson Whirligig Park Opens

Wilson Whirligig Park Opens

If you live near Wilson, NC or will be in the area, they have a new park that just opened.  It is the “Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park & Museum located at 301 Goldsboro Street South, Wilson NC. Vollis Simpson is the artist behind the large whirligig’s that he made from scrap metal.  There are 31 whirligigs …

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Expressive Ceramic Sculptures

Expressive Ceramic Sculptures

I like to use different materials in my art, metal mostly. Right now I’m focusing my attention on sculpting the human figure in clay and I thought of using metal and other found objects in my pieces, of course after they are fired. I tested copper once during a cone 04 bisque firing. It just …

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Sculpting for Beginners

Sculpting for Beginners

Now that I have a studio I can get back into pottery and my first love of sculpting the human body. Since I have been out of it for so long I feel like I’m starting all over again and my continued search for a local workshop that teaches sculpting the human form, has found nothing. There are none in …

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Quotes

“Never never never give up.” — Winston Churchill
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit” — Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) Greek Philosopher