For some time I have been developing the 'active' poses which are so expressive and exuberant but are technically difficult in clay. The clay is soft and moist and trying to create standing poses as though dancing, mean the piece can keel over thanks to gravity. So, I am working through this by making the body and legs separately and allowing them to harden as they dry out a bit and then welding them together with slip.
Here is one which has leaned a bit.
Posted: Monday 19 November 2012