Create a small hole in the side of your sculpture with a tool like a popsicle stick toothpick skewer or utility knife remove clay from the hole until your tool is halfway deep in the sculpture remove clay from the inside of the sculpture with your tools when removing large solid hunks use a knife or popsicle stick. In todays lesson were going to learn have to make ceramic sculptures something like this are like this other ones were going to make a sketch start building and i wont give you some tips that are really really important so the sculpture doesnt blow up in their kill so lets get started 2 materials sketches so for this lesson youre going to need clayton theyre your . Bath based ceramicist jo taylors clay sculpture technique starts with fragments of clay each fragment is created by a gesture of her hand when the clay is very soft it is formed into a rough coil and smeared onto a bisque surface joining additional coils to form a basic motif each motif is different and made quickly and instinctively. Select a pottery wheel and 2 lbs 907 g of clay for your project choose a standard wet clay in a natural color and opt for an electric pottery wheel for your first projects since they tend to be easier to control and use if youre starting with a large block of clay break off and weigh your clay before starting your piece
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