CLAY PORTRAITURE – Workshop with Finn Bush

Finn_Bush_Clay Portraiture_Workshop

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April, 11 – 1pm & 2 – 4pm, suitable age 12+
£40 in advance Booking

Clay in its amazing versatility offers the boundless possibilities of the human imagination in all dimensions.  Whilst taught to create a portrait following the everyday features and contours of the human face your wish might be to arrive somewhere more expressive and unexpected with your sculpture.   Both the classical and creative are catered for using self drying clay.

About Finn Bush:

Coming from a modernist training in painting and sculpture I have dedicated my time to teaching and working with form as a surface.  My desire is to see the maelstrom of senses from beneath unwound into a simple vision of planes and faces.  I look at the direct comic aspect of gargoyles, misery cords and the sculpture of Qiongzhu Temple in SW China and try to reflect this as an atmosphere in my work.   I have lived and worked in and around Dorset for about seventeen years and taught from the very young  up to art school level. My interest in sculpting the face increased whilst learning from portrait sculptor David Roper-Curzon in a 6 week portrait project in 1999.




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    Just had a wonderful afternoon learning with Finn Bush. Thankyou for organising such a happy day and weekend.

  • Catherine Heald

    Hello, very interested in this for my daughter & I – are you anticipating firing the clay for collection another day ?

    • Johnny Messum

      For the Clay Portraiture workshop you will be using a self hardening clay and can take the piece away at the end of the day – no firing involved!

  • Lara

    Hi, I’m wondering whether you would be happy for my 11 year old son to join this class. He has been doing pottery weekly at Salisbury Arts Centre for 18 months

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