The first photo shows Sculpture Instructor- David Turner, working on one of his popular sculptures, called "Otter Curiosity".
It is a relatively simple composition that does not require an armature. During the workshop I will demonstrate various ways to manipulate, define and soften lines in clay. I will show the students how I use my fingers and various modeling tools to achieve a desired finished look in clay.
Notice the wrinkles in the skin of the Otter's upper body and arm as its attention is drawn to its right.
Here I used an adjustable pipe armature for the support of the body with aluminum wire for the slender legs and bill of my sculpture... "Greater Yellowlegs".