Charlotte Hern is a sculptor producing portraits and figurative pieces. Her preferred medium to use is clay going onto cast in a range of materials both traditional and man made. She strives to capture a sense of the subject’s personality and feelings in the pieces she creates. Textures and tool marks left in the clay contribute to capturing the likeness and tone of the subject at hand.
She is proficient in the use of plaster and resins and is now exploring working in metal, bronze in particular, a medium that has a long and significant history of being used for artwork and portraiture.
Charlotte started as a commercial sculptor and modelmaker within a specialist plaster workshop in Bath, England. Here she was given a breadth of experience in the fundamentals of the creative process as well as mastering silicone mouldmaking and plaster casting. In this time she worked on large plaster architectural models & installation projects in Europe, Dubai and the USA.
Progressing on her own path in portraiture, she attended courses run by the Society of Portrait Sculptors & Malvern Hills College of Art going on to teach at the latter. Her skills in 3D perception and capturing a likeness in clay were championed, encouraging further exploration of sculpting styles as well as casting methods and materials. Charlotte now receives commissions to produce portrait busts for individuals & organisations in a range of materials including resins, cement and lost wax cast bronze.