Art and design KS4: Meet professional sculptor Frances Segelman

Meet Frances Segelman, the celebrity sculptor whose figures include The Queen, Joanna Lumley and many others.

She is a self-taught sculptor who is now an associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

She describes how sculpting the Queen was her ambition and how she overcame her nerves to sculpt her.

She shows us her work sculpting Sir Derek Jacobi at a charity event and describes how she tries to capture the look of a person.

Teacher Notes

Students could have a go at sculpting a figurative bust in clay; experimenting with photography to record all angles of the sitter and then recreating.

Curriculum Notes

This will be relevant for teaching Art and Design at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

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