The terracotta nude male figure on the left is the result of a single afternoon session of work at Putney School of Art by Elizabeth Font. The pose is well developed and a likeness is starting to appear in the head. The figure to the right is after a second session.
The first, a tile in glazed stoneware, was made by Eva Stigaard Sampson. The second, a turned pot, was made by Helen Laird. Both artists were hard-pressed to take time away from their medical studies.
Here we have a characteristic (and characteristically formed; the artist builds these figures from sheet) sculpture by Moira Kaminski, shown in two different views. These are next to a shot of Annabel Knox working on the component parts of what is to be a larger-than-life foot; three pieces by Ines Jacub; and an abstract by Ayce Aktan-Scott.
The pictures above are of work done by Donald Mead, one of the stalwarts of the Putney School of Art sculpture class (see posting in the left frame) which runs on Fridays. Don has a wonderful eye for form and proportion, and is not afraid to take risks or experiment with new techniques.
Another stalwart of the Putney School of Art sculpture class is Caroline Dashwood. The title refers more to her than to the relief which she is in the process of casting as a resin bronze. Her assistant Poppy insisted on being pictured. And below is the result after casting in resin bronze, then patinating with acid and salt.
The second picture is of the small furnace in use, with the larger dome replaced with a smaller fibre 'hat' for casting smaller items.
I also have John to thank for a series of photos of the ceramic shell process, taken on one of my courses.