Marcia Kuperberg: artist - Oils, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media. Miniaturist. Ceramicist
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Clay modelling from life: Bogana (fellow ceramics student)

Clay model after biscuit firing. Next step: painting on her clothes, hair and shoes with glazes.Bogana was our model. I took shots of her from all angles to help me later.I enjoy modelling from life but always take loads of reference photos with my iPhone. These are invaluable when the model is no longer available. Bogana, a fellow ceramics student, only sat for us for two sessions just before Christmas '14 and I intended to work on her over the break. Of course, I didn't - and the clay hardened too much for me to carve as much detail as I wanted e.g. her fingers and toes. 
At least, that's my excuse.
I modelled her in terra cotta (red clay) so she matches some of the models I made previously. These reside on my radiator shelf in the hall.

In the Ceramic Studio, painting glaze onto the biscuit fired model.
Previously created clay models by Marcia Kuperberg