Air-Dry Clay with Found Objects – Sculpture Workshop at San Diego Artist Retreat – Abstract Figure Example

Air-Dry Clay – Sculpture Example #3

Abstract Figure Sculpture

Air-dry clay works well for abstract figures – unlike fired water-based clay, an internal wire armature can be permanently incorporated.  As an example, see my sculpture “Shadow Spirit” below – purchased by a collector at last year’s Open Studios San Diego run by The Studio Door gallery.

Fine Art Sculpture, Shadow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, abstract, air-dry clay
Shadow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor

As another example, “Willow Spirit”, curated by Sparks Gallery owner for exhibition in the PHYSIQUE show.  Pictures of the sculpture detail show the metallic patina capabilities of the material.

Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, neck detail
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, shoulder detail
Fine Art Sculpture, air-dry clay, figurative, found objects, artifacts, upcycle, spirit
Willow Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, hip detail

Join us in this workshop of sculpting using high quality air-dry clay with the incorporation of found objects.  It will take place at my San Diego Artist Retreat studio in Fallbrook next month.

 

 

 

 

Workshop Information

Instructor: Julia S. Rasor, Sculptor

Location: San Diego Artist Retreat, De Luz Heights area of Fallbrook (directions provided to registered students)

Dates: 3 days: September 12, 13, 14, 2017

Instruction Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm

Materials: Materials are provided and tools loaned. Bring found objects to incorporate and to use as a base for your sculpture (optional).

Cost: $250

Registration: Email Julia at jsrasor@gmail.com to receive a Registration Form.  Receipt of a completed form and payment check will reserve your place in the workshop.  Workshop Instructions will then be emailed to you.  This will be a fairly small group of 7-9 students for maximum one-on-one interaction.  A number of spaces are already taken.  When the workshop is full, you will be placed on a waiting list, notified of any cancellations, and be among the first in line for the next workshop.  Call Julia if you have any questions at 408-395-3335.

Students will incorporate their own found object artifacts into a one-of-a-kind figurative sculpture.  All experience levels are welcome.  Instruction is tailored to individual goals.

San Diego Artist Retreat studio, fine art sculpture
San Diego Artist Retreat studio workshop

 

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Julia S. Rasor – Art Challenge – Spirit Sculpture – Day 2

Art Challenge – Day 2

My Spirit Series sculpture is shown today for the 5/5/5 art challenge which consists of:

5 artworks/ over 5 days/ nominating another artist each day

My nominations:

Day 1 – Accomplished sculptor, Gilda Bronzé.  Her work is wonderfully complicated and far reaching.

Day 2 – Manuelita Brown, creates eclectic and authentically personal bronze figurative and portrait sculpture.


Spirit Series Sculpture – Day 2

For Day 2, I am sharing the most recent work from my Spirit Series “Tethered Spirit”.  This sculpture represents a phase of a spirit’s passage where it is rising up but grounded by man made industrial wreckage – still tethered to the past.

Spirit Series, Fine Art Sculpture, Tethered Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, front
Tethered Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, front

 

The sculpture is ceramic mounted on a found broken aluminum framework in a manner that is well balanced but creates tension.

Spirit Series, Fine Art Sculpture, Tethered Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, back
Tethered Spirit, Julia S. Rasor, back

 

 

 

 

 

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