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Introduction to Clay Figurative Sculpture

Forming the Head 1

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 Head 1

Overview

“Now we will move on to the most intensive part of the process: forming and shaping the head. I will show you how to break down the proportions of the head using generic measurements. Dryness is a key factor. Allow the cranial shape to dry so you have more support as you add and develop the features. The core of the head should be at an early or medium leather hard stage, where the surface is not sticky and the form will hold its shape against finger pressure. ”

In this video lesson Cristina Córdova addresses the topic: Forming the Head 1, 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 Head In the previous lesson, we put together a bust and our neck, and in this lesson, we'll assemble our head. Before we move on to our head, I'll bring your attention to the bust and the neck. I'm going to leave these shapes uncovered so that they can stiffen, but I want to make sure they don't get too dry, so that they remain pliable and I can continue to work on them. Pay attention to the environment in your studio. Make sure you are in tune with how dry or how humid it is so that you can understand how that is impacting the rate of dryness in your clay. When I am ready to co...”

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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