Female sculptures from red earth clay
How to do it
Give each pupil a lump of red earth clay with chamotte. Allow 10 kg of clay for a total of 8 pupils. The original Venus figurine is approx. 11 cm in height. Give each pupil a photo of the Venus figurine as a template and for inspiration.
Use hands and modelling tools to pull, shape and smooth out the figurine's body and body parts from the lump of clay. Don't model any further details until the basic figurine has rested/hardened in a tightly sealed plastic bag for a week.
Now start modelling and detailing the leather-hard clay with ribbon cutters and modelling tools. You may hollow out the bottom of the clay figurine with a ribbon cutter.
Leave the figurines to dry – or fire them in a pottery kiln at approx. 1,000°C for better durability.