Sculpture is an art medium that often brings to mind Roman or Egyptian statues created thousands of years ago. Artist,Carolann Espino has experience with clay, bronze, glass, metal and other mediums to create her sculptural pieces. Carolann primarily works with clay to create her amazing sculptures, adding color with glazes.
Sculptural work is a process which takes sometimes weeks, months and years to complete. Sculpture involves planning, problem solving, and patience. Learning various sculpting techniques allows the artist to create large life size forms.Textures can be created on the surface of the clay. Hand painting and glazes may be used to add color; giving the piece personality. Detail may reference a particular culture or historical period.
Carolann loves working with clay due to its organic nature. It can be quite messy until it is fired in a kiln. One of her favorite ocean creatures is octopi. She proudly includes her octopi on her website, each different and impressive.
Carolann graduated from San Jose City College (SJCC) and San Jose State University (SJSU).Their ceramic departments and SJSU Foundry offered her an incredible education and practical experiences in the forms and materials used for sculpting. She has helped students at SJSU as a Teacher Assistant and under the direction of Professor Michelle Gregor. Over time, she has built up an impressive portfolio of clay, metal, and glass sculptures.
Carolann is available for lessons in visual art, and as a consultant for students and artists. If you wish to contact Carolann the best way is to email her and she will respond. If interested in future work, keep up with her website and stay posted about future events. She will be adding a retail shop, videos, and a forum to provide her expertise for interested members.
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