Tuesday, April 15, 2014


The face gets roughed-in while attached to the body in this case because the support rod for the figure   emerges from the skull.

Conditioned clay is applied to the skull to a thickness of about 1/8" thick. The eye sockets are kept open at this point and the main features are roughed-in. 

The features are refined slightly as the upper lip is attached.

The lower lip is attached, features are refined a bit more and beads are dropped into the eye sockets.

Using photos, the features are shaped and refined. You will get a better result by working all the features at once rather than concentrating on refining just one feature at a time.

Once the face is final shaped, the teeth are shaped in the mouth.
Have a great day of sculpting!


  1. Mark, it is truly fascinating to watch, and hopefully learn from your expertise! Although I don't always comment, I am always viewing your posts! Your talents are beyond compare. Thank you so much for taking the time to post here on your blog, it is always very informative, and helpful to many of us aspiring future greats! I would love to see your version of a steampunk woman, the Victorian sci-fi clothing you would create, would no doubt be amazing! Have a great day :) Christel

  2. Thank you Mark. As usual, you teach us so much, I know I feel like a sponge soaking it all in!! :)

  3. Are you still teaching sculpture in 2017?