Suzanne Ivester - Articulated Fish

In this workshop, you’ll be making a large, bendable fish (approximately 10 x 4 x 2 inches), with metallic-stenciled skin. You can decide whether you want your fish to hang from a ring in its mouth or sit on a flat surface. The workshop will emphasize several skills and techniques: making a series of nesting rings, creating a unique surface effect, sculpting a hollow form and then giving it a face, and connecting the all parts so they’re moveable. The techniques taught here could be modified easily to create an armadillo or a mermaid instead of a fish, to name but two of countless possibilities. The hanging fish would also lend itself to becoming a delightful base for wind chimes.