Jeff Tibbett’s Soapstone Sculpture

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IMG_6872Artist Jeff Tibbett’s worked with high school students in the art studio carving soapstone. Students prepared themselves by completing a series of conte’crayon drawings of animal skeletons and their muscle¬†construction. ¬†Based in observation of animals and the human figure, Mr. Tibbett’s has completed figurative work in iron, stone, copper, bronze, antler and bone. Students learned how to use carving tools and rasps. Students finished their work by heating the stone and melting beeswax.

Stone and carving tools can be purchased through Dick Blick Art Supplies.

Mr. Tibbett’s work can be found at the TWEED Museum, University of Minnesota, Duluth campus.

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