Sculpting The Reclining Figure,
Lucchesi. The author of several
influential books on sculpture, Lucchesi has chosen terracotta
as the medium for his demonstration. This video details the
step-by-step procedure for creating a figure in clay. Mr.
Lucchesi's first video, a workshop filmed in Puerto Rico at
Galleria San Juan /Studio D'Esopo, is a demonstration featuring
a reclining nude in terra cotta. He begins with crumbled and
rolled newspaper, throwing the clay to get a flat surface.
He discusses the importance of setting, drapes, pillows, and
the figure itself. The viewer sees some of the special tools
Mr. Lucchesi has designed as he uses them to create the face,
limbs, fingers and toes. A damp cloth smoothes the sculpture
and softens the detail as the piece comes together. Finally,
a very wet cloth is used, air holes made and the piece is
ready for firing. Running Time 104 min. See
book by the same author.