Modeling the Figure in Clay (Practical Craft Books) by Bruno Lucchesi, Margit Malmstrom

By Bruno Lucchesi, Margit Malmstrom

For thirty years, Modeling the determine in Clay has been an fundamental anatomical source for those who imagine, see, and comprehend shape most sensible within the around: sculptors. within the 30th anniversary variation of this vintage paintings, grasp sculptor Bruno Lucchesi invitations you on a guided travel of the human shape. persist with him as he creates a determine in clay—literally from the interior out—starting with the skeleton, laying at the muscle mass to teach female and male anatomy, and completing with an entire determine sculpture with each aspect of face and hair conscientiously modeled. BRUNO LUCCHESI’s paintings has been further to the collections of the Whitney Museum of yank paintings, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Dallas Museum, between many others. Lucchesi has obtained awards from the nationwide Academy, the nationwide Arts membership, and the Architectural League. He used to be a Guggenheim Fellow in 1962-1963, he gained a Gold Medal award from the nationwide Academy of layout in 1990, and used to be presented the Polich Tallix Foundry Prize from the nationwide Sculpture Society in 2009.

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Dab the rolled metal clay with a nylon scrubbing pad for texture. Turn the clay over on your work surface. Brush a line of slip around one end of the clay cylinder. Lightly press the dried clay cylinder into the fresh clay. Using the clay cylinder as a template, cut the rolled clay. 5. SEAL JOINS Brush a thin layer of paste around the join between the clay cylinder and the clay disk. Allow the paste to dry for several seconds, then dab the join with a nylon scrubbing pad to match the texture of the join to that of the rest of the cylinder.

Refine the outer edges of each piece, making sure the pieces are the same size and all of the joins are sealed. Use a small drill bit or craft knife to create a hole near the top point of each component (see Creating Holes in Dry Clay, page 28). Fire each piece individually, following the firing chart on page 14 (see Firing Metal Clay with a Torch, page 30). Burnish the metal with a soft brass brush (see Brush Burnishing, page 31). 3. MIX EPOXY 4. ADD RESIN TO EARRING 5. ASSEMBLE EARRING Mix the epoxy according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

After the firing process, a quick and easy faux finish completes the look. So whether you are young or just young at heart, these earrings are cute enough to wear anytime, and even more special around Valentine’s Day. M AT E R I A L S 7g low-fire metal clay nylon scrub pad metal spoon black oil paint paper towel 2 sterling silver ear wires 2 sterling silver jump rings basic metal clay tool kit (see page 17) basic jewelry tool kit (see page 34) 1. TEXTURE CLAY 2. CUT CLAY Prepare your hands and work surface for working with metal clay (see Handling Clay, page 18).

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