Large human sculpture Kit (50cm)

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Description

Made in the Jo Garden Art sculpture studio, this Human Sculpture kit provides all you need to create a unique figurative sculpture finished in bronze gilt (which honestly looks like pure bronze!). The clay is reinforced airdrying clay so does NOT need a kiln.

There are 3 kits available: a 30cm small kit, a 50cm large kit, and a combination kit with both in (to purchase a kit of another size, press the β€˜More from this Maker’ button at the bottom of this description). The size is measured from the wire armatures top of head down to heal.

If using your kitchen oven to dry your sculpture, the whole process can be completed on a relaxed day. Or if you are leaving to airdry naturally, then over 2-3 days.

Suitable for complete beginners to clay work and sculpture, the kit comes with both written instructions (with photos) and a detailed online Video of Jo making both a small and large human sculpture which can be played as many times as you wish.

You start by finding a human pose you would like to recreate. The internet has lots of ideas, plus the kit also provides photos of different poses. It could be you love yoga and would like to depict a certain stretch you enjoy best. Or perhaps you are creating a family member! Your figure can be sitting or lying. If you wish to display it on a shelf or windowsill, you can have the legs hanging over the edge πŸ˜‰.

Once you have decided on a pose, the unique wire armature (each handmade by Jo in her studio) included in the kit is simply bent into the shape with your fingers. The limbs and body are reinforced which allows you to recreate a position that will hold even when you have applied the clay. The video shows Jo bending the armature into several different poses.

You are then ready to apply the clay (which is vacuum packed for freshness). Included in the kit are sculpting tools used for detail work. The video shows Jo making two different sculptures: a 30cm lady (with a ponytail) sitting with her legs to one side, and a 50cm man sitting with crossed legs. You do not need to finish your sculpture in one go – just wet the provided cloth and wrap it around your figure. The clay will remain usable for days so long as the cloth remains damp.

Once you have completed your sculpture, either leave to airdry for 1 – 2 days, or pop into your kitchen oven (details given in the instructions). When dry, brush the special clay hardener all over, which dries within 1-2 hours. A paintbrush is included in the kit.

The paint in the kit is Powertex which is a strengthening agent as well as providing a rich bronze colour. The final touch is applying the wonderful bronze gilt cream which brings your sculpture to life in a way photographs do not do justice!

Please note – this kit should be made within 4 months of purchase. The kit is aimed at teenagers and adults and contains potentially sharp and hazardous items for small children. These sculptures are for enjoying inside as the airdrying clay prefers not to ensure soggy weather πŸ˜‰

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NB: Postage is for mainland UK only

What's included in the price?

- Written instructions with photographs
- Link to full YouTube video of Jo providing a step-by-step workshop
- 50cm aluminium wire armature handmade by Jo
- An extra piece of aluminium wire to make features such as a ponytail
- Board and wax paper to make your sculpture on
- Foil to wrap around armature
- Vacuum packed reinforced air-drying clay
- Sculpting tools
- Cloth to wet & keep the clay moist
- Pot of clay hardener
- Pot of Powertex bronze paint
- Paintbrush
- Bronze gilt cream & sponge applicator

What you will need

Nothing! everything is contained in the kit

But the scene can be set: favourite music on, a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate (glass of wine). Time to relax. 😘

Maker

Jo Garden at Jo Garden Art

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

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Price

£45

Postage

£5

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Reviews

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Sparky - - #38469

A really well thought out kit with easy to follow instructions and ample clay. Really speedy delivery too. Loved every moment creating my sculpture. Thank you Jo.

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of the human kit - and for sending a photo of your fabulous result! That yoga pose is something my hips just will not allow πŸ˜„. Really happy you enjoyed making her. Jo x

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Paula - - #36068

Really enjoyed making my abstract lady 😍. Have never tried anything like this before, but Jo's video and printed instructions gave me enough guidance to make my very first piece of sculpture! 'Serene Lady' sits on my window sill and makes me smile whenever I look at her. Great kit with everything you need included. 5 stars!

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you Paula! Really pleased you ventured into the world of sculpture and achieved a piece that makes you smile ;-) Totally what my kits are about! Jo x

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Ruth Sparks - - #35504

This is going to be a Christmas gift
The delivery was prompt and kept updated
Like the fact there is a YouTube video to follow of how yo make the model
I feel excellent value for money with all the goodies to make the sculptor

Response from Jo Garden Art:

Thank you for taking the time to post this review Ruth ;-) When I create the kits, one of the pleasures is coming up with the contents to ensure someone can get straight on with making the sculpture, rather than search around for equipment and materials! I do hope the recipient of your gift has immense fun making their human sculpture. Jo x

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