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Sculpture Workshops 2020

All these have been postphoned untill after the Summer

After about three years break from teaching due to personal reasons, I am now back with four workshops this year.  See below for details.

The basic outline of each workshop will be the same.
These four-day intensives will be focused, creative, challenging and I hope, great fun! 

We will be working directly from the life model for students to gain a good working understanding of the human form.
On the first day we will be getting to grips with the proportions, basic anatomy, rhythms and dynamics of the human figure, through life drawing, clay sketches, and short studies. The following three days we will be focusing on one pose, creating an in-depth observation and exploration of the human form.

We aim to have serious fun, to work hard and to extend our perceptions of the human form
In the first three workshops this spring we will be using crank clay with no armature and the work can then be fired when dry.  These workshops are suitable for all students from absolute beginner to the more experienced.
In the October workshop we will be working on an armature so the work will need to be cast, this course is more suitable for students with some experience of working from the life-model.

All students will be tutored on an individual basis; everyone works at their own pace.
I look forward to seeing some of you getting your hands into some lovely clay!.


The Lounging Nude
 27th – 30thApril

Sherborne Dorset

10.00am – 4.00pm daily.

The workshop is located in the beautiful Dorset countryside in a lovely warm Barn at Holwell Manor, Holwell Drove, Holwell, DT9 5LE.  

Fees for the four-day course including materials, tutoring, life model, refreshments and lunch (outside if the weather is nice) are £380.

Home phone for 01963 23126 and Jo’s mobile 07966 264243 for anyone who is lost.  Satnavs tend to take people to Manor Cottage in Stock Hill Lane, which is very close.  

To  attend please email Jo at for more information and to book.


The Lounging Nude 
5th - 8th May  

West Scotland

10.00am – 4.00pm daily.

The workshop is to be held in the beautiful setting of the fabulous Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park,  Caol Ruadh Colintraive, PA22 3AR  Scotland

Fees for the four day course including materials, tutoring, model, refreshments and lunch are £400.

If you would like to attend please telephone Karen Scotland on 01700841357 or email for an information sheet with directions and accommodation.

The Dynamic Nude
20th – 23rd Oct  

10:00 - 17:00 daily

Creative Beings, The Old Rectory Studio, Awliscombe, EX14 3PJ

Feesfor the four day course are £425 to include tutor, life model, clay, metal armature, tools, lunches, tea, coffee, cake, gorgeous views of nature. Deposit £150 (If you have a 38cm (15”) armature to reuse then there will be a refund of £40.)


This workshop is suitable for students with some experience of working from the life model. In this workshop you will work in clay on a metal armature If you wish to preserve your finished work, you will need to get it cast in resin or bronze at your own cost. We can advise.
Contact us for accommodation options. 
To book and for more information please contact:


Large Torso In Clay sorry sold out
16th - 19th April
10.00am - 4.00pm daily
The workshop will be my Studio in the old red brick Jacobs Wells Baths building (The old ‘Dance Centre’) at the bottom of Jacobs Wells Rd, on bus route, nr town centre, NCP car park nearby.
The Dance Centre 1 Jacobs Wells Rd Bristol BS8 1DX
Fees for the four day course are £325 Including clay, tools, life model, tuition and refreshments.
Please bring your own lunch or there are cafes by the harbourside nearby.

We will be creating a large torso in crank clay (approx 22 inches high).  
Firing of the work can be arranged at Maze Studios, at extra cost.

Please feel free to contact me:  for more info and questions 07977938151





Many thanks for a wonderful few days in South Brent, Lucianne.  It was like being on a retreat, a peaceful and creative time, and was a complete therapy.  I found myself wondering how long I’d like it to carry on – a month I think! – before returning to the hurly burly of life in Southampton.  You are a generous and sympathetic teacher and a great sculptor.   I hope to come to another of your courses soon.  Many thanks again.

Anne Smith.

I feel privileged to be taught and inspired by Lucianne in her sculpture classes. She is a gifted artist and teacher who is consistently supportive and skilled at all aspects of figurative sculpture and firing.

Simone Wilkie


Lucianne is a gifted sculptor, producing works of art that transport and inspire and move, with that rare quality of also being a gifted teacher. She has clarity in her communication, sensitivity and patience, is creative in the methods she uses and is able provide individual and relevant feedback within a class situation. She also has a good sense of humour and is modest in herself. I have no hesitancy in recommending her both as a sculptor and teacher.

Massimo Giannuzi Funeral Director at green fuse

Working with Lucianne in various sculpting groups over the years has me in awe of her capabilities as a sculptor and hands on director of such groups! She demonstrates not only an inner driven capacity for works of excellence but also the intricate technical knowledge needed to communicate to students so that their works may flourish!     Maya Waterman , Actor, voice artist


Lucianne is an accomplished sculptor and a highly capable art instructor. She can work with students one-on-one as well as in groups, and she has excellent insight on a given student's particular difficulty.

At the same time, if she is working on her own, she demonstrates both the technical aspects of art-making and the intuitive departures from the straightforward that provide a piece of art with its ability to engage and excite a viewer. I highly recommend a class with Lucianne, a cheerful conversation with her or the purchase of a piece of her work.

Frank Carsey,  Ceramic Artist


Lucianne is an inspiring creative professional whose work is always produced with a rigorous attention to detail and quality. Her sculptural work is world class and has been refined over many years of unerring application and development. She has consistently focused on building a reputation as a figurative sculptor over many years and has exhibited her unique and distinctive works all over the world. As a teacher she is inspiring, patient, conscientious and fun to work with.

Emil Thompson, X-Platform Creative



Workshops Studying the Life Model working in Clay without an armature

Briefly - what we will do in the workshops

These workshops will be focused, creative and intensive. We will be working from a life model to gain a good working understanding of the human form.The course is suitable for all students from absolute beginner to the more experienced.  All students will be tutored on an individual basis; everyone works at their own pace. We will learn about the proportions, basic anatomy, rhythms and dynamics of the human figure.
We will be studying the human form through clay sketches, and short studies culminating in a three/four-day pose. We will aim to make one main focused piece of work, creating an in-depth observation and exploration of the human form.
There will be flexibility for students who wish to move from direct representational interpretation to creating their own expressive or abstracted interpretation of the human form. Students will be working in clay without an armature. We will be using a fairly groggy crank or hand-building clay.  The max size of the work will be determined by kiln sizes and transportation restrictions.

We aim to have serious fun, to work hard and to extend our perceptions of the human form.

Learning to really look at what 'is' rather than what we 'think' it is.


For workshop bookings and more details:

If you would like me to do a workshop in your area please contact me 

I will supply modelling-stands, clay, tools, ect.