Wood Sculpture course
Naturally using the bundle and chisels we will also introduce the chain saw and other powertools. We will explore different ways of carving and working the wood.
Each participant will design, with our support, their own project, plan and choose raw material and the appropriate tool at each step of the process. If you have your own project in mind, please contact us in advance so we can better support your plans.
You will learn to:
understand the origin of our raw material;
look, to feel and to let yourself be inspired by the wood;
develop, plan and realize your idea;
choose and prepare the wood suitable for your project;
reflect aesthetic options;
various sculpture and build techniques;
think of surfaces, textures and finishes.
Renato Costa e Silva Ceramicist and Sculptor
Renato Costa e Silva, ceramicist and sculptor, with 40 years of professional activity has a vast curriculum not only in the area of ceramics but also of large public sculpture in various materials. Born in Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, where he lives and works, he has carried out an intensive study of clay and ceramic materials and has a long experience in the preparation of ceramic pastes and glazes. Over the years he has conducted hundreds of wood firings.
Kerstin Thomas Sculptor
Kerstin Thomas, sculptor for almost 30 years, studied wood carving and sculpture in her home country, Germany. Once in Portugal, she studied Portuguese Language and Culture at the Language Faculty in Coimbra University. With a preference for autochthonous wood, her work is inspired by rural life and the expressiveness of the human face. The construction of the Sasukenei-Smokeless Kiln for high temperature wood fired ceramics in 2015 was the beginning of finding in ceramics a new way of artistic expression. Co-founder of the Cerdeira-Home for Creativity project, she divides her time between her art practice and her work as coordinator of the village's Artistic Program.
Offer of accommodation in our shared Residency house with enrolment in the course (subject to availability) or a 10% discount in accommodation with a minimum of 2 nights;
Participants will be able to continue working in the studio independently until 9:00 p.m.;
10% early bird discount if you sign up before 31st of July;
3% discount for prompt payment granted;
Group meals can also be ordered.