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Published Jul 25, 2022

If you think sculpting a bust in clay seems like a difficult endeavor, you’ll feel differently after watching today’s video clip.

In this clip, an excerpt from  Figure Sculpting in Clay, Melisa Cadell explains two incredibly simple ways to rough out a torso. One starts out with a basic pottery form that everybody is familiar with: a cylinder. The other harkens back to playing with paper dolls! When you approach sculpture in such simple ways, suddenly sculpting the figure doesn’t seem so intimidating! – Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor


When Roles Change, There is Something that Changes in the Way You Touch, by Melisa CadellThis clip was excerpted from Figure Sculpting in Clay, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop!

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**First published in 2015.