Simplifying form

This week I have made four forms of a size that fits into the hand. Using a handful of paper clay I push and prod the clay into a smooth pod-shape human form, pushing the limbs into shape, incising the folded legs and arms around the body, extending a slender neck and an expressive turn to a fine head shape. I smooth the surface with the pads of my fingers, then take a wire to cut the form in half in order to hollow it out then reseal the cut.

Posted: Saturday 27 July 2013