Portrait Sculpture

Portrait Sculptures by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer

Portrait Sculpture is the art of capturing a subject in clay and then casting it into bronze or firing the original clay piece. When I approach a portrait sculpture, I have the model (subject being sculpted) sit for two hours in a rotating chair, so I can capture their skull structure and unique features. I photograph the model to work on the nuances of their features and refine the structure in preparation for the second session. During the second session I focus on creating more personality by tilting or turning the head, adding a smile, etc. It's these little subtleties that bring the portrait sculpture to life. Sculpture requires more physical energy than painting, as the artist is continually working the clay with their hands and engaging the body as well. Nothing is more rewarding that having the sculpture capture the essence of the model.

Artist Terri Meyer, Sculpting
Bust Sculpture, Portrait Sculpture
Portrait Sculpture of a Distinguished Man
Bust Sculpture, Portrait Sculpture
Portrait Sculpture of Debra Morr
Deb Morr
Portrait Sculpture
Portrait Sculpture of Nancy - In Progress
Portrait Sculpture by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of Nancy
Portrait Sculpture of a young boy
Portrait Sculpture of Malek
Portrait sculpture of a boy
Portrait Sculpture of Malek
Portrait Sculpture by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of Sophie
Portrait Sculpture by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of Sophie
Portrait Sculpture by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of Sophie
Portrait Sculpture by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of Husband
Portrait Sculpture of Virginia by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
portrait sculpture of Lucille by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of Carol by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of Lana
Portrait Sculpture by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of Lana
Portrait Sculpture by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of Barry
Portrait Sculpture by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of John Barr
Portrait Sculpture by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of Gerald
Portrait Sculpture by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
portrait sculpture of Dave by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of Khaled by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of John J 2 by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait sculpture of John J by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
peg vasil with portrait sculpture
portrait sculpture of Peg Vasil by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of Given by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Bust Sculpture of Madeline by Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of Gayle
portrait Sculpture of Arlene
portrait sculpture demo of sharon and Karon by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
Bust Sculpture of Sharon Weaver by Terri Meyer
Portrait Sculpture of Cristina by Ohio Artist Terri Meyer
1 hour Portrait Sketch
1 hour Portrait Sketch
1 hour Portrait Sketch
1 hour Portrait Sketch