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Introduction to Clay Figurative Sculpture

Forming the Neck and Upper Torso

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: Forming the Neck and Upper Torso

Overview

“Now we will discuss how to shape basic body parts, such as the neck and the torso. Note that we will be able to create a variety of forms using the same template. ”

In this video lesson Cristina Córdova addresses the topic: Forming the Neck and Upper Torso, 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

“Forming the Neck and Upper Torso In the previous lesson, we used our templates to cut our shapes from our slabs, and in this lesson, we're going to create our bust and our neck forms. My slab is ready to go, but I realize that it's still a little bit moist, so I am going to use my heat gun to dry it up a little bit. What I'm looking for is the ability of the slab to hold its weight on edge, so when I stand it onto that edge, it won't collapse or flop onto itself. We're ready to go, and if for some reason you don't have a heat gun, a hairdryer will work just as well. Alright, we're going to ...”

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Course summary for: Introduction to Clay Figurative Sculpture

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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)
  • 23596 students