Learning the Art of Clay Modelling

Learning the Art of Clay Modelling


My name is Denise Kasper and I’m a clay modeller for Ford Motor Company. Learning the Art of Clay Modelling I started my career as a clay modeller with an apprenticeship as a model maker. Here you get trained to take one step back and
see the whole model and to guess through your
eyes what is happening there. Because if you have a connection of two surfaces something happens and if you want to change it
they teach us how to change it. We need these skills to
take the step to become a clay modeller. After my apprenticeship here in this workshop I started working on small clay models. My personality helps me to be a clay modeller
because I’m spontaneous. I like working something out
in the moment I have the idea. When I first started working with clay it was very different because it was a very soft and warm material. So very, special. You work it really with your own hands and you build a model which wasn’t there before. This is very amazing. The skills that you need to be
a professional clay modeller are more or less quiet, simple. You need a little bit of feeling in your fingers
and good hand-eye coordination. You need a big part of you which is creative because when you start clay modelling
you don’t think about anything else. You do what feels right let your mind flow. I like the idea that I’m
part of the development of design and of parts of our future. This is the heart of design what we’re doing and when I first saw clay modelling I knew that I wanted to do this. Perhaps for the rest of my life because it’s really beautiful. You feel free you feel happy and when you leave you are
comfortable with yourself because you have done something really great and unique.

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