Sculpture as Experience 2nd Edition


Working With Clay, Wire, Wax, Plaster Paper, Foam Core, Wood, Sand Sculpture
Plus: Methods for Mounting Sculpture, Preserving Projects

For adults, high school and middle school students. Illustrated in full color: projects in clay, wire, wax, found objects, plaster and more



Sculpture as Experience 2nd Edition is for teachers of college, high school and middle school art students and individuals working at home. Projects illustrated in full color offer the tools and materials needed followed by the process of creating, finishing and presentation. Included are projects in clay, wire, wax, found objects, plaster, paper, foam core, wood, sand sculpture and jewelry. Ways to extend the projects, such as in art therapy, are added.


Paperback 175 pages
208 illustrations, most in full color
2nd edition

ISBN 978-0-89689-453-2 

Reviews from 1st Edition:

“Goals, techniques and materials accompany each unit. Excellent photographs enable readers to grasp methods. Through sculpting according to Peck’s sequence, the student gains optimum learning experience.”
—Arts & Activities

“Artists…will find Peck’s coverage to be unusually explicit, incorporating both the fundamentals of creativity with the practicality of producing sculpture from different mediums.”
—The Bookwatch

“Detailed technical instruction on the use of tools and materials is enhanced by esthetic advice and philosophical ruminations. It is difficult to find a technical book on sculpture this concise… Unusual in this text are projects art therapists may find enjoyable and enriching for their own creative development as well as valuable experiences to extend to clients.”
—American Journal of Art Therapy


Dr. Judith Peck is Professor Emeritus of Art, Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is author of several books on art techniques and creativity in learning for teachers and parents. Her sculptures are included in 80 public and private collections internationally. Pictures and information about her work can be viewed at and titles of other books at

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