In the studio we worked from a model. I had to fight the urge to sculpt in a more primitive or abstract manner. I've wanted to learn sculpture for so long and was able to use mother's sculpting tools. I wasn't prepared for having to hollow her out in preparation for the kiln. That was a surprise! But, I didn't want her to blow up and ruin someone else's work. I have much to learn and am really enjoying the challenges of doing 3-dimensional art.