Tuesday, 24 March 2009

PSAD revisited

Another (5-week this time) stint at Putney School of Art, now in temporary premises at The Old Library, on Wandsworth West Hill while the home premises are refurbished. The room doing duty for sculpture from life is now smaller and with different light, but quite satisfactory. The pieces illustrated below are (unfired) interpretations of Matthew Oghene. The one on the left is by Reiko, made in terracotta-rich mixed body. The purplish colour is the unfortunate effect of posing it against a yellow background and letting the camera's 'auto' setting work out a rendition (i.e. I should have taken more care).

Matthew by Reiko Matthew by Sally ShillitoMatthew by Amanda MarshMatthew by Renata Ward

After wiring the sculpture in half down the middle then hollowing, Reiko and myself felt it was interesting in two halves as displayed and didn't need welding together again. The piece in the centre is by Sally Shillito, in this case the colour balance properly shows the terracotta of the source clay. The third picture, shot against the light in moody monochrome, is an early stage in sculpting Matthew by Amanda Marsh, and the last picture is Matthew in unfired terracotta by Renata Ward.
Meanwhile, the Winter 2009 Jewellery course had interesting pieces including the pewter mythological creature & skull by Michael Knight.

pewter creature by Michael KnightSkull by Michael Knight