If you're anything like us, you want to create beautiful unique sculptures that'll be admired.
Our Co-Founder Kim decided to start some projects over the Christmas break with a bunch of her creative friends.
They’d just finished sculpting the Ancient Archway, which ended up being finished way faster than they thought, and rather than sit about twiddling their thumbs or starting their own projects, they came up with the idea of something remarkable, something steeped in history.
Sculpture, storytelling & ruins
The first use of horses in warfare occurred over 5,000 years ago. Our amazingly talented friend Steven Saunders had been casually interested in Assyrian history for some time.
The subject is incorporated into Yuval Noah Harrare’s book Sapiens, when talking about the first use of storytelling as propaganda to control a nation.
Steven loved that art passes down to us in ruins. In the last few years much of this history has been destroyed.
The team decided that an Assyrian Warhorse Sculpture would be a fun collaborative experience, which would show them how far they could push smooth surfaces and hard clean corners with Pal Tiya Premium.
Steven felt that there just wasn’t enough art out there inspired by that part of the world so this sculpture pays homage to that.
See in the video below how this project came together!
Watch till after the credits :)
Only the ears on the Assyrian Warhorse were done from solid Pal Tiya Premium. They were redone a total of 3 times because Kim wasn’t happy with them and they had to be right.
Genuine brass fittings were made from our uber talented friend, Christopher Menges, a swordsmith at Weta Workshop. He did such a beautiful job on them.
This sculpture was completed on nights and weekends over 2 months and used just 3 and a half standard sized bags of Pal Tiya Premium.
60lbs of normal concrete was poured into the base of the horse so it stood up without falling over.
We hope this inspires your creativity with Pal Tiya Premium!
Let us know in which part of history inspire you to create?
The Pal Tiya Crew
(Post by Yvonne Anderson)
Some more images of the Assyrian Warhorse
This is the final episode in Season 2 of A Sculpted Life podcast! Today host Yvonne Anderson interviews Artist, Sculptor and Teacher, Heather 'Kya' Stevenson Smith from Scotland.
We hope you enjoy listening to Heather's Creative journey and please share this episode with your creative friends.
In this episode Heather shares:
See more of Heather's work below and check out her Facebook page and her Instagram is @heatherscraftstudio
Today our host Yvonne is talking with New Zealander Maker Zac Johnson.
Zac works at Weta Workshop and is also a freelancer for various projects around NZ.
Apologies for the lack of video for this one...someone may have accidentally deleted the file...
Below we have included pictures of Zac's work although you would be best to check out his Instagram page @zac.johnson.fx as he has many more pictures there!
In this episode Zac shares:
Lex kindly invited us to her studio and home in Guerneville California to have a look around and interview her for this episode of A Sculpted Life.
Lex recently completed the Pal Tiya Premium Master Class. Host Yvonne Anderson, Pal Tiya Int Co-Founder, Kim Beaton had a great time walking through the Redwood Forest and chatting all things creativity.
In this episode Lex shares:
Don’t forget to like, share, subscribe and leave a review/comment!
Steven is an art Director, physical sculptor, digital sculptor, Paleo Artist, film technician and miniature effects artist based in Wellington New Zealand
He has been around Pal Tiya Premium right from the beginning, uses it professionally at Weta.
In this episode Steven shares:
Don’t forget to like, share, subscribe and leave a review/comment here, on Youtube or iTunes!
Steven Saunders is an Art Director, physical sculptor, digital sculptor, Paleo Artist, film technician and miniature effects artist based in Wellington New Zealand
Been around Pal Tiya Premium right from the beginning, uses it professionally at Weta.
Steven's Instagram is @stevensaunderssculpture
Today we're interviewing Ian Dorian, a visual artist and writer who creates stories and characters in the hero and animation genre’s. Some of the most famous creators today work alongside him on his various creations. His past clients include 20th Century Fox, Marvel Productions, and many others.
He is also a sculptor and has worked with many mediums.
In this episode Ian talks about:
• How he has been finding Pal Tiya Premium
• How he began sculpting at age 9
• How sculpture comes alive
• Being accepted into the school of figurative art in NYC
• His time in Pietrasanta and how living abroad impacted his work
• How he hopes people will view his work
• What inspires him to create
• His favourite sculptors
• How he deals with creative blocks
• What to do with the fear we feel around creating
We hope you enjoy this episode and come back for our next guest next Tuesday!
Don’t forget to like, share, subscribe and leave a review/comment.
To see Ian's work visit his website and he's at @iandorian on Instagram.
Today in A Sculpted Life podcast we interview Glenda Bartel, an Artist from Michigan.
In this episode Glenda talks about:
• How she began creating
• How criticism of her first attempts stopped her creating
• What we could say to children about creating
• How she got back into art and creativity
• How she describes her artwork
• Why she continues to create
• How she started going bigger with Pal Tiya Premium
• Future projects
There are pictures of Glenda's creations in the video below but if you're coming here from iTunes or Stitcher then we have popped them below for you.
Glenda's Facebook Page is here
Welcome back to 'A Sculpted Life' podcast Season 2 with Pal Tiya International Host Yvonne Anderson.
We've got the final part of our interview with Artist, Sculptor & Creature Creator Steve Wang today. If you haven't seen Part 1 yet then go here.
In this episode Steve talks about:
• Life in business and art
• Nurturing talent
• Learning how to do Bronze for the first time
• Projects he is proud of
• What his hopes are for the future
• How to inspire yourself to create
Watch out for our guest next Tuesday and don’t forget to like, share, subscribe and leave a review/comment.
Special thanks to Lance Lones for the vocal Intro and Outro!
If you haven't listened to Season 1 of A Sculpted Life...we've got the whole Season here: https://bit.ly/2SbItrT
Steve's Website is: http://www.alliancestudio.net & his Facebook is Steve Wang Creature Creator and Instagram @stevewangcreaturecreator
We've got a treat for you today!
Our Host Yvonne Anderson sat down with epic Creature Creator & Artist Steve Wang. You know the guy who designed The Predator!!!
In this episode Steve talks about:
Steve's Website is: http://www.alliancestudio.net & his Facebook is Steve Wang Creature Creator.
Here's some pictures that go with the episode if you're coming here after having just listened to the interview on podcast. Best to visit Steve's Website for better images though :)
We hope you enjoy the episode.
The Pal Tiya Crew
Creators of Pal Tiya Premium: Add water. Knead like dough. Sculpt. Place in your garden. Cures permanently stone hard. No firing. No Molds. No Kidding.