Gallo will share his sculpting process, from hand-building a figure using solid clay construction to painting the figure realistically after firing. Throughout the immersive, six-day workshop, every participant will be encouraged to develop one small to medium-size figure (15–20” in height). With the help of demonstrations and videos, the workshop will cover all stages of Alessandro's process including: • Concept and narrative • Hand-building a solid piece using a pipe armature • Roughing in clay, identifying main shapes, planes and volumes • Defining progressively the piece in all its parts • Cutting the solid piece in sections • Hollowing and reassembling • Firing and Post-firing, glues and tools • Painting and finishing techniques

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