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International ceramic and bronze sculptor Lorri Acott blogs on creativity, sculpture and artistic inspiriation.

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One thing I learned this year

Posted by mysculptureclass on November 6, 2011 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (2)

For years I have been thinking about and imagining sculpting "Conversation with Myself" so that the small figure would be lifesize.  This year I finally did it.  I had already quit "real" job.  I did not have the money to cast it.  I wasn't sure how I could build it safely, and I definitely did not have someone to buy it.

But, with the deadline to show it at "Artpr...

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An exciting new project!!!

Posted by mysculptureclass on June 6, 2011 at 6:57 PM Comments comments (0)

I am so excited to share my new project with you!!  Im building a 12 foot tall "Conversation with Myself" and have set up a website that will have updates and allow you to participate in a variety of ways.  Please check it out!!!

Winter at the Studio

Posted by mysculptureclass on January 12, 2011 at 5:37 PM Comments comments (0)

It is really cold here at the Studio...I arrived to find some amazing icicles!!

That is one reason it is great that we are heading South to Florida in a few weeks for some great shows!  I will be doing the Boca Raton Museum show in BocaRaton, and Adam is doing the Coconut Grove show in Miami.  We are planning on doing some sculpting in the sunshine while we are there and would love to find some studio space or an...

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Last night

Posted by mysculptureclass on December 31, 2010 at 10:24 AM Comments comments (0)

It ws a lovely reception at Xanadu gallery last night.  I got to see a few old friends, students, and collectors, and made new friends as well.  Xanadu Gallery did a wonderful job setting up my work and welcoming the people that came to see me.

Many of the people that I love were able to be there, and that made it really special too. A gr...

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My show in Scottsdale

Posted by mysculptureclass on December 24, 2010 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I am excited to see anyone who can make it at my reception in Scottsdale on December 30!  I'll be there with new work....the first time the bronze "who rescued who" will be seen in a gallery!  Please come see me if you can!

A brand new Raku Kiln!

Posted by mysculptureclass on December 14, 2010 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (2)

We just ordered a new raku kiln for the studio.  It is a updated version of the one I bought 10 years ago and have fired hundreds and hundreds of times: The Clamshell raku kiln from

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I'm going to Italy!

Posted by mysculptureclass on December 7, 2010 at 8:08 PM Comments comments (0)

I am so excited to teach a sculpture workshop in Italy next September!  The Sedona Art Center is sending me to Italy with 15 Sculpture Students, and we are going to have a blast!  We are going to Stay in a villa in a small town in Tuscany and work at the international 

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Ready to Jump?

Posted by mysculptureclass on December 5, 2010 at 6:08 PM Comments comments (1)

I finally jumped. I am a full time artist.  This is how I make my living. 


Last winter a good friend of mine told me that I am better at getting ready to jump than anyone he has ever met.  I had just gone back to teaching full time and was once again planning as to how I would be the full time artist that I have been planning and longing to be since my now 18 year old daughter was 1.

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Is Art Important?

Posted by mysculptureclass on April 20, 2010 at 10:38 AM Comments comments (5)

I would love to hear your responses to a couple simple questions.  I will compile all the answers I get.  Is art important?  If so why, if not why not?

Should I cast my work in Bronze?

Posted by mysculptureclass on March 26, 2010 at 7:13 PM Comments comments (0)

I have met a whole lot of beginning sculptors that are anxious to cast their work in bronze. I have to say, I love bronze.  I love the durability and the the way my work looks in bronze.  I also know that I do not recommend that you start casting in bronze right away.


I think that before you start casting your work in bronze, it make sense to develop your voice first.  Find out who you are as an artist and create a body of work that reflects that. I have...

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