Two Ways to Sculpt Eyes on a Ceramic Figure

Sculpting eyes

When sculpting the human head, Melisa Cadell starts with a thick cylinder so she is able to add volume and life both from the inside and outside. In this post, an excerpt from her video Figure Sculpting in Clay, Melisa demonstrates two ways to approach the eyes when sculpting in this manner. – Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor.

This clip was excerpted from Figure Sculpting in Clay, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Shop!


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**First published in 2015


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