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Life sculpture in clay: 1 day course

Poppy will provide you with one-on-one critique and, as a group, you will cover a range of topics including working from life, setting a pose, relating the armature, and how to establish proportions.

About the Course

Spend a day creating a figurative sculpture in clay.

Sculpt a gesture study in water-based clay, using direct observation of a life model.

Poppy will provide you with one-on-one critique and, as a group, you will cover a range of topics including working from life, setting a pose, relating the armature, and how to establish proportions.

Group Bookings / Bubble Bookings only.
3-4 participants required. £120 per participant.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Life model and all materials will be provided. Hardwood modelling tools on loan for those without their own, and a “take home” armature so that you can continue sculpting at home.

On reopening after Lockdown, my main priority is to ensure the wellbeing of the life-model and course participants. To this end, I am currently implementing the following measures to keep the studio safe:

- Deep cleaning prior to each workshop.
- Model stands and “take-home” armatures disinfected.
- Prepared and disinfected 2kg bags of water-based clay.
- Prepared and disinfected individual “snack bags” ft. tea, coffee, fruit, cereal bars etc.
- Appropriate distance between students' and model’s stands.

Lunch can be provided upon request. It prepared by a local cook, Pippa Huges. Pippa’s menu (which is adaptable to any dietary restrictions / preferences) costs £18.00 for two courses or £25.00 for three courses. Her menu is:

- Starters: Melon, tomato and prosciutto salad or tomato and burrata salad
- Mains: Teriyaki salmon with rice noodle and cucumber salad or Sticky Asian pork belly with coconut rice and pickled vegetables
- Pudding: Salted caramel brownie or, lemon and ginger cheese cake


Poppy Field at Poppy Field
Barn 4, Warren Park Heritage & Craft Centre
Green Tye
Much Hadham
SG10 6FF
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This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Fathers Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday

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1 day (9:45am to 5:15pm)

Next available date

30th October 2020

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In-person course
- - #30944

I received this course as a gift from family, who were looking to give me a unique experience. And what a wonderful experience it was! Poppy was passionate and kind, helping me understand both the theory and practice of sculpting. My final sculpture was even palatable enough to take home as a memento. I highly recommend that this course goes on everybody's bucket list!

In-person course
- - #30641

Poppy is incredibly hard working and committed towards her work, which (I think) is one of the most inspiring qualities for a student to look up to.
She is a very passionate sculptor and has the profound ability of making learning a joyful and rewarding experience.
Anyone who has a chance to study and learn under Poppy is very fortunate.

In-person course
- - #28070

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Response from Poppy Field:

Thank you John for taking the time to write such a glowing review! It was an incredibly rewarding day and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it so.

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