This subject contains endless possibilities for creating sculptures in clay that feature toads, frogs or even newts and salamanders. It could be toads peeping out from under a mossy log (‘ toads in the hole’!), a newt crawling out of an old rusty paint tin or frogs among fungi or sitting on the rim of a pitcher plant. Anything goes! In this two day ceramic workshop, students will be encouraged to use their imagination to place this genre of wildlife in any situation of their choosing. The emphasis is on creating a good level of realism and I will demonstrate how this can be achieved.
A variety of illustrations, artefacts and natural objects will be available as examples and inspiration and drawing materials will be provided to help students to sketch their ideas initially. At the end of the course I will take the work home to my studio in York to dry our prior to glazing and firing. Students may specify any colours they would like applied to their sculpture. The fired and finished work will be available to collect from Nature in Art from Tuesday 21st May.