Sculpt a Bird Bath from Clay

Make your own bird bath from clay, sculpting the slabs and firing it water tight for the summer; learn to sculpt a bird bath from clay in this free video art lesson.

Series Summary

Working with clay is one of the most satisfying and relaxing hobbies. It is also the basis of one of the most ancient fine arts, sculpture. Ceramics can be produced on a large scale, making kitchen ware or kitsch, but it takes an artist to make a sculpture. Clay sculpting is a fantastic part of ceramic art. If you would like to learn how to design and create clay sculptures for free and online, you can learn from one of our experts.

In this free video series, sculptor Jorge Benlloch shows you how to sculpt and fire a mounted bird bath. Jorge leads you through cutting the pieces, assembling and sealing them, and making the bird bath watertight. You will also learn how to sculpt two clay birds that fit onto your new bird bath. Jorge gives you tips on firing and using the bird bath as well.

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