How to Make Clay Sculptures : Sculpting Clay Sculptures
Hi I am Chitrotpola Mukherjee from India and
I am speaking on behalf of Expert Village. Now I want to show you another aspect of working
in clay for making statues. Right now I have with me 2 or 3 small pieces that I would like
to show you, which is not made of dice but it is a proper creative sculpture process.
Now look at this face. This is called “The Cry.” This is actually a mockette. A mockette
is a small piece that you first make, and then on the basis of that, you make a model.
So you make a larger piece afterwards; that is you translate it to a larger size. And
afterthat, you’ve done it in rounds. This piece has a history – this is the first mockette.
This was made into clay, then it was into bronze, and it was sold in India. It’s called
“The Cry.” Now I’ll show you another one; “The Musician.” Look at it – clay, aluminum.
There again, it’s a small piece. It has a companion piece which is not here just now,
but the companion piece the man is singing, and he is playing. harmonia. It has little
checks; this is done by putting a sienna cloth on top of it and pressing it so the impression
of the cloth appears on the statue. We have very many larger pieces that are done in a
creative manner which can be turned into bronze, which are turned into bronze and because once
you do it in bronze it lasts forever. There is an element that it might be breaking or
there is a kind of an inferior quality about this terra cotta of clay sculptures. This
can be glazed to give it color, it can be turned into bronze. I think that this explains
the large scope and variety and scope of working in clay. Thank you.