Capturing Character

This workshop has been postponed from its original date of Saturday, February 27th, 2021. The workshop will be held later in the spring, date to be determined. We hope to see you then. 

Join mask maker and sculptor Beckie Kravetz for a livestream demonstration titled CAPTURING CHARACTER. Beckie has been a theatrical mask maker and opera makeup artist for more than 30 years as . She brings her background in creating stage characters to the studio, capturing moments of human emotion in clay.

The program will include a 1.5 hour demonstration, followed by a half-hour Question and Answer session.  Beckie will demonstrate how to build a small head, sculpt individual features, and create an engaging, expressive character face with sculpting and surface decoration.

The demonstration will take place on Zoom. Participation will be limited to 50 attendees.  A link will be sent out to participants after they have registered and purchased a ticket.

Sculpting Expression

Earthenware fired to cone 04

Cold wax patina

Surface treatments

Different clay bodies with a variety of underglaze, raw and cold finishes.

Creating Emotion

Stoneware fired to cone 5

No glaze