Wondering who’s running the show at Academy of Art University’s Fine Art Sculpture department? Well we just posted the current faculty and staff bios for the Fall 2016 semester over at our Facebook page, so head on over and check it out!
A couple weeks ago, FASCU MFA Van Nguyen unveiled her monument sculpture, “Soul Connection”, within the entry plaza at San Francisco Zoo. Check out the video above to see the piece come together along with comments from the artist, Maquette to Monument class instructor Peter Schifrin, and SF Zoo representative Joe Fitting.
UPDATE! Here’s a short video of the dedication for “Soul Connection” at the SF Zoo, which is now on extended display for a few more months!
We received a set of photos from FASCU instructor Anne Stryke of a ceramics raku session she recently joined headed up by Associate Director Margaret Keelan. In addition to the photos, which were taken out at the AAU foundry at 360 Swift, Anne provided some history of raku and the process:
“Raku is an old process that goes back to Japan about 500 years ago. Students in class build a ceramic form then fire it in the kiln at school before going to the foundry to raku. Students then paint the fired forms with special raku glazes. We take a bus to the bronze foundry because it is also a safe place to raku.” Continue reading
Richard Black is currently working on his BFA in Fine Art Sculpture and took home the Best Figurative Sculpture Award at Spring Show 2013:
When did you first discover your interest in sculpture? Continue reading
New AAU Fine Art Sculpture online instructor Thomas Marsh recently shared one of his latest pieces with us, a 5-foot tall sculpture of St. Joseph, Protector of Preachers, which will soon be cast in bronze. From the artist:
“This sculpture represents St. Joseph of the Holy Family, and will be located in the courtyard of a priory (residence building) of a group of Dominican priests in Charlottesville, VA. The dog with the torch is a traditional symbol of the Dominican religious order. Joseph’s tools, tunic, and sandals are authentic representations of those items from that time period in the Middle East.” Continue reading
We’re a little late getting to these interviews as Spring Show 2013 is now a couple months behind us, but these are definitely worth a watch. National Sculpture Society Executive Director Gwen Pier (above) and Brookgreen Gardens‘ Curator Robin Salmon (below) evaluate the latest offerings from FASCU and suggest potential opportunities for sculptors of all stripes.