Monday, January 10, 2011

Sculpting class #2

I am afraid to say that the batteries on my phone had run out at my second sculpting class on Friday - so  I couldn't take any photos!  And it was so much fun - sorry you missed it! I'll describe what I did so you can follow along....


The above photo was how I left her after my first lesson.....From here, first of all, I took the pole out from her head which had been there for support. Then I worked a little on her sinuses as she said she was having trouble breathing.  Next came the addition of two little ears and then I moved on to perform brain surgery!  This involved slicing off the back of the little lady's head and scooping out the "brains"!  Cleaning it out really nicely!!!

I've often thought about frontal lobotomies and what 'interesting' surgeries they were, and here I was doing more than a lobotomy! My lady had been covered in plastic sheeting since the first lesson to keep the clay wet, so the surgery went smoothly!

After scooping out the inside of the head, I then put the back of the head back on, and gave my little lady some hair.  I decided to put her hair up.......and this shows how it is coming along - the little block is still under her chin to hold her head up while the clay isn't dry:


I had another class today but I'll save those photos until tomorrow, along with my little story....

3 comments:

vilterietje said...

i can see she is coming alive, even without brains!hihi
love,riet:)

Chui King said...

looking very elegant - has she got a name? xx

Ruth said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm still not fixed on a name for her....Maybe she needs to be fired before one comes to me....