Gerda Kenyon gave a relaxed and fun workshop at the new “Art Source”, on Saturday 25 July.
She shared with us the beginnings of her sculpting process in the bright and airy studio space in Roeland Street, Cape Town.
Starting with a wire armature on a board, we were shown how to build up our sculptures in clay – either potter’s clay, or ball clay, which has wax added to it and never really dries, so can be reworked later. Gerda gave guidance on proportions and valuable advice on details, like sculpting realistic-looking eyes. The final product would be cast from a mould, in bronze, or resin.
Everyone brought their own references and beautiful sculptures emerged from a wonderful selection of subject matter. A truly inspiring morning and I’m sure there will be a lot more sculpture being created by those SASA members who attended the workshop.
This was the last of the Winter workshops for this season. Thanks to everyone who made them happen and we look forward to a lot more inspiration next year.