Sculpting from life with Elisabeth Hadley


Venue Shippon Artists Studios

When: See below for all available dates


£125 for a one weekend (two day) course, materials included

About this course

11-12 May / 8-9 June / 13-14 July / 14-15 September / 19-20 October / 23-24 November 
All 10am-3.30pm

Over this weekend course we will be using a life model, allowing you to sculpt the human form in clay.

Elisabeth Hadley, who was born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, has lived in Brixham, Devon for the past twelve years. Here in her studio on Horsepool Street she sculpts her beautiful, graceful and sensual figures, which she then has cast into limited edition bronzes.

Elisabeth is widely travelled having back packed through several countries, though it was visiting Kenya that was the most inspirational and sparked off a series of beautiful sculptures, which capture the poise and grace of the African form.

In 1997 she relocated to the South West of England and is currently working from her studio in Brixham, Devon producing limited edition bronzes and taking private commissions. In 2005, she was approached to sculpt a life-size mermaid, which was cast in bronze and is now sited on private land at the mouth of the river Dart. Christened Miranda, Elisabeth’s mermaid has quickly become a landmark and a tourist attraction in the area.

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