Ability Level: Intermediate to Expert
Description: Using a reference model is a historically-proven method for creating a predictable stone sculpture, the most advanced technique being “pointing” with the use of a specialized, multi-axis mechanism developed in 18th-Century Italy. This workshop will cover the use of this sophisticated tool and procedure, including the all-important setup of model, stone and pointing frame. All participants are required to bring or purchase their own pointing machine, which can be obtained locally for approximately €180.
Additionally, use of all fundamental chisels and hammers will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will engage in every aspect of the carving process: from roughing out the form with chisels to finishing it with rasps, sanding stones and other abrasives. Additionally, participants will learn about stone selection, pre-carving preparation, and workplace safety concerns. The use of more advanced tools such as diamond saws will be demonstrated.
Participants are required to submit portfolio images indicating they have sufficient experience to undertake this course.
Participants are required to bring the appropriate safety gear.
Participants are required to bring a face model as specified by the instructor.
2 compasses, square, ruler and point maker included for each participant to keep.
Marble included. Participants must bring, rent or purchase their own hand or pneumatic tools.