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Animal Sculpture – Realistic and Abstract Techniques in Clay

Instructor: Jennifer Mally

Date: October 22 - 23, 2022

Time: 10:00am Saturday through 4:00pm on Sunday

Workshop fee: $310

Workshop fee includes lodging at the Art Ventures Retreat Center or the Prairie Center, all meals and clay


Join Jennifer Mally for a 2-day workshop exploring techniques to create ceramic animal sculptures. The first day we will explore how to make a realistic animal sculpture by building an armature and accurately forming an animal from its bone and muscle structure. The second day we will create a second sculpture of the same anima,l but will abstract its figure, alter its proportions and play with the essence of what makes that animal unique. High-fire stoneware clay will be provided for each participant, along with all tools and materials. Jennifer will offer demos, bring handouts and reference books. Please bring pictures or sketches of an animal you are interested in sculpting.

2022 Animal Sculpture - October 22-23


  • Due to Covid all rooms are single rooms. However, you may opt to share with someone in your "safe group". Workshop price does not change.