Short Video Sample
Bruno Lucchesi: Sculpting The Reclining Figure
A complete and thorough terracotta sculpture
1 hour, 32 minute Demonstration
Mr. Lucchesi’s first demonstration was filmed in Old San Juan, PR at the Fine Arts Center (Centro de Bellas Artes). This is a demonstration featuring a reclining nude in terra cotta. Bruno begins with crumbled and rolled newspaper, “throwing” the clay to get a flat surface. He discusses the importance of setting, drapes, pillows, and the figure itself.
The viewer sees some of the special tools Mr. Lucchesi has designed him self, as he uses them to create the face, limbs, fingers and toes. A damp cloth smoothes the sculpture and softens the detail as the piece comes together. Finally, a very wet cloth is used, air holes made and the piece is ready for firing. This film is a must see for both the experienced sculptor and novice alike.