Students may work from the live model (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday). Students will work on individual projects tailored to their own interests and experience. Students will learn the art of preparing clay for kiln firing and glazing. Students in the clay figurative sculpture classes (Shahn, Antonios, Hodes) may be able to have their figures fired and glazed. Before determining to do so you must first talk to Yasumitsu Morito as to the requirements, sizes, type of clay to be used, etc. Registering for this class full-time will entitle the student to receive one 25-pound block of clay per month and one free firing of a work, which does not exceed 10 inches in any direction. Glaze firing is at an additional charge. Work exceeding 1000 cubic inches will be charged 5 cents per cubic inch over the 1000 cubic inches. Glazing of fired work is charged at 5 cents per cubic inch (for example: 10 (height) x 10 (width) x 10 (depth) = 1000 cubic inches). Clay can be purchased here at the League. See Yasumitsu Morito or Steve Mader in casting.
Yasumitsu Morito studied sculpture at the Art Students League. His monumental sculpture was at Riverside Park South as part of the Model to Monument program. He was a ceramic instructor in Japan and Central America, through Japan International Cooperation Agency. He was a selected artist of Curate NYC (2011, 2013). His artwork and shows have been featured in various media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and NY1, and at the Smithsonian and the Consulate General of Japan.