Sculpting the human face presents a unique artistic challenge—but this richly illustrated guide thoroughly demystifies the process. Instructor Alex Irvine goes step-by-step, explaining everything from creating basic, rough outlines to surface refinements to finely detailed replicas. Photographs of models and sketches appear alongside the actual sculpture, and a gallery of contemporary work inspires.
Alex Irvine is a working sculptor, instructor, and member of the Clayspace Co-op in Asheville, NC. His work has been featured in numerous shows from SoFA to The University of the Arts to Baltimore Clayworks. He primarily teaches intensive workshops on sculpting the human face.