BOTTEGA: Italian, shop, artist’s workshop before the abolition of the guilds in the late 18th century. The institution of the bottega provided for the thorough education of the novice in his future craft. On this page I will share the way I do my work, without secrets, straight forward as clear and simple as I can. As the Bottega develops, I will answer your questions, draw, talk and show (short movies) how I would do it.
Secrets of the Trade
This illustrated pdf file discusses sculpting tools, structure-armature, principles of the structure, clays, waxes and other topics.
Questions and Answers
Comments from my own experience on submitted questions about sculpting. Illustrated with photos and sketches.
Drawings for all applications
Notes from the March 2009 class in Scottsdale, Arizona.
More Questions and Answers
Notes uploaded January 2010.
There is no charge for the downloadable lessons, but if you appreciate the lessons and information, you can help support the Bottega project with a donation in any amount you wish.