Mr Tay Swee Siong, an adjunct lecturer in the National Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), will be taking part at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire for the first time this year, and he will be sharing with us his knowledge on clay modelling to create more awareness about this form of art. Read on to find out more about Mr Tay.
Being a lecturer on sculpture, drawing, painting and design and having worked with a variety of mediums like wood, metal, resins and kinetic sculptures, Mr Tay is particularly interested in clay modelling, and specifically in human figurative sculpture. He shared that he has been making clay models for more than 15 years, ranging from life size human figurines to figurines as small as 20 cm and he kept some of these models at his studio. Here is a photo of an exhibition showcasing his students’ work at a library.
At the Singapore Mini Maker Faire that will take place at Senja-Cashew CC over the weekend of 26 & 27 July, Mr Tay will both showcase some of his works at a maker booth and also conduct a workshop.
Named “Clay Modelling and Character Design”, the workshop will demonstrate the process of making a clay model character design by introducing various sculpting materials, tools and practices. Mr Tay shared that the intention to introduce sculpture to the public is the main inspiration for running this workshop.
If you are curious about clay modelling, do come by Mr Tay’s booth and find out more! Registration details for the workshop will also be out soon.