The Expressive Bust with Tip Toland


The Expressive Bust with Tip Toland


Friday, November 1- Sunday, November 3, 9:30am- 4:30pm

5424 South shore Drive, Guemes Island, WA

A three day hands on workshop with Tip Toland-Sculpting a life size “EXTREME” expression in clay.

Working from photographs, each participant will choose one of three models which all hold extreme, open mouth expressions. The photos show the front, profile and musculature of the models so students will be able to study the muscles at work for each expression.

We’ll work with solid clay on a simple metal pipe armature for the first two days and on the third day, cut it off the armature, hollow it and keep it as a full head or as a wall mask. Lots of possibilities will be discussed regarding final finishes.

Cost is $350.00 which includes a #25 bag of stoneware clay.

Tip will provide a materials list for students, firing of clay heads extra.

About Tip Toland

Tip Toland was born outside of Philadelphia in 1950 and received an MFA from Montana State University in 1981. She has been the recipient of prestigious awards including a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1986, and a first-place grant from the Virginia A. Groot Foundation in 2005. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Arts and Design, NY; Arizona State University Art Museum; Yellowstone Art Museum, MT; Kohler Arts Center, WI; Archie Bray Foundation, MT, and as well as many private collections. Toland lives in the Seattle area and conducts workshops across the United States.

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