Sculptor Alan Potter has joined us during October week to create clay sculptures which will then be developed into stone carvings for contemporary benches.  The idea is that the benches will tell a story of the Broomhill area, or Greenock’s past.

Louise and Jim were continuing on with their ideas for stone sculptures, and were joined by new participant Mike.  Louise’s clay piece depicts a sugar mill in a Caribbean setting, with palm trees.  Jim was adding final touches to his image of two faces, coming from the idea that women working in the mills would be walking up the hill to work, and the men working in the ship yards would be passing the ladies to go down the hill to work.  Mike was off to a fantastic start with his depiction of the beautiful building that once was the Gourock Rope Works in Port Glasgow.

By the end of the session, Alan had prepared a small wooden structure, wrapped in chicken wire and lined with a layer of clay, for Jim to take his idea further and make his two heads 3D.

We cannot wait to see how participants progress in their skills and ideas throughout the rest of the week!
These workshops are free and are taking place each day from the 16th to the 20th of October, 12pm – 3pm each day in the Broomhill Art Flat (to gain entry, press number “12” on the keypad to be buzzed into Broomhill Court), 12 Broomhill Court, Ann Street, Greenock, PA15 4ET
All ages are welcome, under 12s should be accompanied by an adult.
Please email info@rigarts.org or call 01475 649359 to book (spaces are limited).


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