An armature is a fundamental part of sculpture, it provides structure and supports the material that you sculpt with. A well constructed armature will maintain proportion and can minimise unnecessary frustration.
How to make an armature for a figure:
This workshop will demonstrate a simple system that can make an armature for a 30cm clay figure. It’ll cover planning, materials, scaling, proportions, part making, assembly and finishing. The process can be applied to construct larger armatures or other forms.
What you’ll need:
-References: Pose and Gestures -Tape -Protractor
-Reference: Proportion -Foil -Markers
-Base -Glue Sticks
-Armature Wire -Glue Gun -Plasticine Clay
-Skewer Sticks -Scissors
A sculptor from Magaliesburg that operates a Laser-Cutting and Mould-Making studio in Cape Town. She studied under Jane Alexander and later interned with Ant and armature techniques.. She assisted on Deborah Bell’s, Dreams of Immortality and teaches sculpture at the Art.B centre in Bellville.
In this workshop Catherine Brennon will do a slide presentation where she will discuss how she, as a potter, found her voice through the making of ceramic boxes. This will be followed by an interactive demonstration on the construction of a ceramic box and overcoming some of the challenges inherent in the making.
Catherine Brennon is a professional potter living in Hermanus. She has become best known for her lace impressed work, as well as her ‘Dream Boxes’. Catherine holds a B.Tech Ceramics Degree (2003). She is a long standing member of CSA and a regular exhibitor. She has presented various ceramic workshops nationally and in Namibia.