Sculpting Gym | Week One

Utilizing Group Crit time with my MFA peers, I’ve started pumping iron through Sculpting Gym! It’s prep time for the upcoming Draw-In  Symposium, 31st August. Thanks Lisa for allowing us to use your house for the session! It was fun. Project one is a bust of Frankenstein, Boris Korloff more so… and he’s tricky!

My approach was to sculpt a bust of Frankenstein, I worked too big with the sculpey however. Wed-clay would have been better at this scale.  I’ll continue him further and see what happens.

We had a fun night overall, (thanks again for hosting this Lisa).

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Creature Design MFA

MFA Design Award 2014

Well, I officially received my MFA Design Award today. I felt we were all deserving of this. But in the words of the great Connor McCloud… “There can be, only one…”

My course co-coordinator, (also associate head of school) Debbie Fraser presented me with the award. Very chuffed! With this award, I’ll be shipping myself to Monster Palooza in California, Burbank.
I’ll be networking heavily and really look forward to it. Some of the top industry professionals in their field will be there, it’ll be daunting and exciting at the same time. Hopefully, I get to hook up with the likes of Casey Love and Jordu Schell.

Just have to say a BIG thank you to the (so called!) anonymous donor… this award wouldn’t have been possible without his support, so I’m very grateful and appreciative to have received this.

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Had a good day overall, Myself and Ursula McCloy toured the Degree show following the awards event.  So much really great work showcased this year. I was a huge fan of T-Anderson’s sculpting work and Lyndsay-Erin Mercer’s sculpting work in ceramics.