Modelling, casting and other techniques

Portrait heads in terracotta – a visual approach with Jon Edgar

Ref: LW6663

Suitable for all



Create a life-sized portrait head and aim to capture the sitter's essence. Sensitive observation will inform your clay modelling through a whole day, with two models being used. You will then hollow out your second portrait head for firing and receive advice on mounting and finishing techniques.


Jon Edgar

Jon Edgar trained at The Frink School and has work in collections in the UK and abroad. His work includes terracotta portraits and organic, abstract, direct carving.


Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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