Clay Portraiture with Jane Hamilton

Clay Portraiture with Jane Hamilton

Member of The Society of Portrait Sculptors, Jane Hamilton, returns to the Phoenix Studio for two days of clay portraiture. 

Jane will advise and guide you along the way.  We provide the model, equally you can bring your own, a friend or family member perhaps? Once finished we can fire your piece or you can take it home to have it cast.

Jane’s first encounter with portraiture just happened; she discovered a passion for capturing the complexities of the human face and her journey began.  Since then her journey has seen her undertake many commissions and take part in a wealth of respected exhibitions.

“I find each commission a tremendous challenge, whether the subject is young or old.  Early adolescence is a particularly interesting age, as there is still the vulnerability of youth but with the beginnings of an adult bone structure. Each individual head is a journey of discovery. Portraiture is not just about getting a likeness, it’s about trying to capture the essence of the character.”

This weekend course includes:

  • Expert tuition from Jane Hamilton
    • Including step-by-step guidance covering…
    • How to build construct a portrait head sculptured in clay 
    • The importance of keen observation of the human face in making your sculpture
    • How to capture the characteristics of the face
  • 1 complimentary bag of clay (additional bags can be purchased if needed)
  • The firing of your piece to bisque, earthenware or stoneware
  • Mutual support from your fellow makers – and plenty of tea and coffee breaks
  • Use of a beautiful, purpose built art studio set within picturesque surrounding


Jane’s partner runs the Lockbund Sculpture Foundary so you could get your piece cast there.  Contact Sam for further details.

Weekend Course Price £180

including tuition, model, 1 bag of clay and firing fee

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