As of September 2016, Emma has been running various sculpture courses: predominantly being life sculpture but also involving plaster casting, wire & plaster, mould making and resin casting.  The classes are run in a well-equipped workshop at In Bristol Studio, where her studio is.
Emma is passionate about getting people involved in sculpture: passing on her enthusiasm for the tactile nature of clay as well as exploring new sculptural techniques and studying the intricacies of human body.  Emma has spent many hours drawing and studying human anatomy and during the courses is always at hand to discuss the anatomy of the pose.
All courses have maximum of 7 participants, ensuring you have plenty of space. Facilities include a specially made turntable for the model, so that everyone can stay in one place, as the model turns so you can see every angle.  Email Emma to book a course, ask any questions or if you wish to be added to her mailing list to hear first about new courses.

Available COURSES 2019:
Please note Emma is going on maternity leave from June and so has found another tutor to cover her courses in the meantime.  Please see tutor details below.

 Life sculpture course
Wednesday evenings, 6 – 8.30pm

8 weeks: 4th -18th September (break 25th) 2nd – 30th October.
Working from nude model to sculpt figure, giving you chance to study human anatomy as well explore your creative expression.  Starting with a 3 week pose, then a weeks break and finally a 5 week pose. Finished sculptures can be fired on site for extra fee.
Tutor: Tom Astley
Total Price: £220, incl. clay, model fee and tuition.

 Portrait sculpture course
Wednesday evenings, 6 – 8.30pm
4 weeks: 13th November to 4th December
This course will focus on sculpting the head, working from life model.  Finished sculptures can be fired on site for extra fee.
Tutor: Tom Astley
Total price £120, incl. clay, model fee and tuition.


Tom Astley: artist and model maker who creates very detailed, figurative sculptures.  He has years of sculpting experience in various materials and knows much about clay, as well as experience teaching his own Life sculpture at The Park in Knowle West.  You can see his work at


Life sculpture Classes:
These range from day workshops to 8 session course with 2 poses.  The classes give you chance to explore the human figure in 3D, working with clay from a life model.   All abilities and backgrounds are welcome.  The class is self-led, though I am at hand to help with sculptural form and anatomy of the pose as well as support your creative expression.  Clay sculptures can be fired on site for small fee and collected after the course; you will need to hollow out your sculpture during the sessions and advice of how to do so will be at hand.

Wire & Plaster course:
A more challenging and explorative course, looking at techniques of working in wire to build an armature.  Once the armature has been made, we then use mud-roc, then plaster on the top to finish the sculpture.  All the time we will work from life model.

Hand casting and sculpting workshop:
A practical study of hands and their anatomy.  We start with casting your hand, by using Alginate rubber to make a mould, into which we pour a plaster to make a cast.  Then there will be time to work on your plaster cast before using this cast as reference to sculpt your own hand in clay.  You will develop understanding of basic anatomy of hands and learn tricks of how to sculpt them, which will help you in your own work.