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Introduction to Clay Figurative Sculpture

Making Clay Slabs

A course by Cristina Córdova , Ceramic Artist

Ceramic Artist. Mitchell County, United States.
Joined May 2019

Explore expression, character, and the human figure to construct a unique clay bust using the slab building technique

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About the video: Making Clay Slabs

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“In this lesson, we will start our project by making the clay slabs and cutting out shapes. To make our slabs, we will cut the clay blocks using our wire tool and then mold them into patterns. The slabs should be around ⅜” thick.”

In this video lesson Cristina Córdova addresses the topic: Making Clay Slabs, which is part of the Domestika online course: Introduction to Clay Figurative Sculpture. Explore expression, character, and the human figure to construct a unique clay bust using the slab building technique.

Partial transcription of the video

“Making Clay Slabs In the previous lesson, we talked about preparing our patterns. In this lesson, we'll talk about making our slabs and cutting our shapes. In order to make your slab, you'll start by trimming... a section from your clay block. In order to make our slabs, I'm taking my wire tool and running it across my clay block to create small slabs of about an inch to an inch and a half in thickness. Next, I am going to unify two of these by pressing them onto each other. The clay is quite soft, so there's no need to slip and score. Make sure that you're stitching them... thoroughly, and...”

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Course summary for: Introduction to Clay Figurative Sculpture

  • Level: Beginner
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Cristina Córdova

A course by Cristina Córdova

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Cristina Córdova is an award-winning ceramic artist from Puerto Rico, who specializes in figurative sculptures that combine ceramic construction techniques with traditional modeling. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in her home country she went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Sculpture has spoken to Cristina from a young age and been the medium of her creativity because of the way movement and body language can be expressed through it.

Cristina’s recognitions include two American Craft Council Emerging Artist Grants, several International Association of Art Critics Awards, and a three year artists residency program at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina, where she is now based. Her work is also part of a number of permanent collections across the US, and she has given demonstrations at numerous universities around the world.


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Introduction to Clay Figurative Sculpture

A course by Cristina Córdova
Ceramic Artist. Mitchell County, United States.
Joined May 2019
  • 99% positive reviews (895)
  • 23599 students