CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio
CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sculpture in Clay

“S” usually works with assemblage – crafting crazy figures from found objects. But sometimes the “Found Object” box is pretty depleted, and so one day he turned to clay.
The rest – as they say, is history. “S” patiently built a whole gaggle of crazy dudes from clay – each with a distinct personality and abundant detail, each built strong enough to withstand a ride home on a middle school bus.

A group of clay dudes by "S," Grade 6

As he worked, “S’s” skill with clay increased, opening up greater and greater possibilities; backpacks, canes, hats, teeth, horns – and the scale of his work increased over time. The first figures were about 6” tall, but by the time the last one was readied for the kiln, it stood about 12” tall.
Some artists thrive when they can “work in series,” tackling a difficult skill or intriguing idea over time. “S” is one of these.
Dude with backpack and cane