Last weekend I went to this.
When we arrived on the first day, this is what was waiting for the 5 other students and me (we had one each):
Which we added clay to, to turn into this:
I was pretty chuffed with my square. But it got better:
We chiseled away some of the square and discovered something almost like a head shape inside! Then we chiseled away some more…
My next-door neighbour was excited about gauging out the eye sockets. We also made a nose-hole, cheekbone/temple space and sculpted teeth. Very therapeutic!
Hair! Clay hair is fun:
I kind of wish that this was my whole life – just turning up in the back room of Takapuna Art Supplies and sculpting a head. And then shoulders, from the bones out through muscles and finally covering with skin-of-clay. And hands. And after an entire human form, maybe moving on to other animals. A horse. A tuatara.