• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Sculpted Self-Portraits

Portraits sculpted from clay

Learn to craft a miniature self-portrait from clay with our artist-in-residence, Keziah Burt.

Develop your practical sculpting skills in this special workshop led by artist Keziah Burt on the final day of her residency at the National Army Museum. 

Keziah will present a short lecture to introduce you to the sculpting process and explain the methods and techniques that a sculptor deploys to create a life-like portrait bust.

Participants will then have the opportunity to craft their own self-portrait in clay under Keziah’s guidance. You will take home a mini bust (around 20cm tall) in air dry clay. 

This workshop is great for beginners with an interest in clay and a desire to learn the basics. More experienced students are welcome to learn different approaches for constructing the human face. 

The session will last 2 hours and 30 minutes. There will be time for a short tea-break in the middle of the session. 

Keziah Burt

About Keziah Burt

Keziah Burt is a British figurative artist. She studied at Winchester School of Art and Loughborough School of Art and Design, where she gained a First Class Degree in Sculpture and a Masters in Art and Design. She went on to become a teacher of Art while raising her young family.
 
Keziah has exhibited across the UK and Germany and has work in private collections in the UK, USA and Europe. Her bronze portrait tondo of world-renowned chemist Rosalind Franklin, who identified the double helix structure of DNA, is on public display in Hampstead, London and was exhibited as part of the Society of Portrait Sculptors exhibition 2021.

Most recently, her portrait bust of Major General Susan Ridge CB, the first woman to hold that rank in the British Army, has been purchased for the permanent collection here at the National Army Museum.  

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