teach sculpture, based on traditional principals. Structure,
Form, Articulation and human anatomy being at the centre
of the demonstrations seminars and courses that I offer.These
can be designed to suit the particular needs of a school,
group or individuals.
believe that a good grounding in these traditional
principles is a sound base for sculptural expression
in whatever style or form that it might take. I
also like to think that this discipline can be useful
to a student exploring any area of creativity. It
is also a way of building the creative confidence
necessary for commercial work.
Unfortunately due to unforseen complications, I'm unable this year to teach the Tuscany course previously advertised.
Apologies to all concerned
Williamson gave a demonstration in the use of Terracotta
a the Victoria and Albert Museum. This was in conjunction
with the Royal Society of British Sculptors of which he
is a Fellow. This was part of an exhibition of terracotta
works from Donatello to Canova called 'Earth & Fire'
Freeman was sculpted by me for a wax figure for Madame
Tussaud's London and New York Exhibitions.
This series of photos shows a structural technique for portrait
Waxworks require 'super-realism' but the method is based
on a traditional academic approach which has been employed
by sculptors for centuries.
This approach to portrait sculpture is at the centre of
The 2nd of 2 courses in portraiture, moulding
& casting at the Cultural
Centre, Quito, Ecuador 2003. This
course funded by the British Embassy, Quito
Recent demonstration at the Stevenson Academy,
Long Island, New York
"On a recent
Sunday afternoon, everyone gathered around Stuart Williamson
while he sculpted the bust of our beautiful model. Stuart
is a master sculptor who has had an exceptional career.
He has had sittings, while working at world famous Madame
Toussads, with artists such as Tony Bennett, and Morgan
Freeman to name a few. Stuart provided a very informative
and entertaining afternoon. His ability to communicate
is exceptional. Our students raved for weeks about this
demonstration. We are eternally grateful to have had Stuart
grace our students with his worldly wisdom".
One of 2 classes at the Academy
of Performing Arts Hong Kong. The students were made up mostly of
prop makers and scenic painters. The students hadn't attempted
portrait sculpture before. Nevertheless it is considered
important at the Academy that the students are exposed
to other disciplines during their studies.
The Director of the school, Professor Kit Thompson,
sat for the portrait
Quick sketch in clay of Professor Thompson
to illustrate a structural approach to portrait sculpture.