Red terracotta for sculpting

I am delighted with the handling qualities of Abbotts Brick Red terracotta clay. Whilst it is smooth and not highly grogged holds up well and is pleasanter to use than many of the stonware clays, not sticky as the sculptural stoneware clay used for the standing figures. I made a study of a male head, I began with a female head study,seeking inspration from a drawing by Picasso and as I worked it morphed into an older male. This has happened before.

Posted: Tuesday 20 November 2012