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The Figure in Clay: Contemporary Sculpting Tehniques by Master Artists
by Lark Books
Nine master artists present their personal approaches to sculpting the human figure in a spectacular volume that’s technically illuminating and visually inspirational. The outstanding examples range from representational to abstract, diminutive to heroic. Nan Smith uses mold-making techniques and precise slab construction; Akio Takamori coil-builds a figure inspired by a ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Lark Books
(first published 2005)
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I really like this book; it's rare to find other figurative ceramic sculptors (at least so far in my experience). I don't like some of the work of some of the artists, but I am glad they're sharing their techniques and how they tend to work. So Thank You, Artists!