Marcia Kuperberg: artist - Oils, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media. Miniaturist. Ceramicist

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Modelling from life

Modelling the figure from life. My rough shape after 2 hours work is in the foreground (Marcia Kuperberg)
Jo Anderson, ceramics teacher, gives guidance when modelling the human figure.
Working with a live model is great fun and makes a pleasant change from creating pottery or ceramic jewellery.

We have two 2-hour sessions to create our clay models so we have to work fast. This is my work at the start of the second session. By the end of the second session I still had lots more detail to model, so I've taken her home (my clay creation that is!) for further work. From now, I'll have to resort to working from photos. 

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Jo on 17 February 2013 04:09
Really interesting and looks very challenging. Does it remind you of drawing/painting live models in your art classes at East Sydney tech? (Still remember picking you up from your evening class with dad and going to eat pancakes at "Mothers" in the Cross.)
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Marcia on 17 February 2013 11:36
Jo, I sure do remember! Those life drawing classes so many years ago in Sydney and also over the years here in London, have been of great benefit. One employs the same skills of looking and comparing relative space and distance whether working in 2D drawing from life or 3D modelling. Eating out at "Mothers" seemed the ultimate in sophistication!

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