Peter Niedertscheider

Stone Sculpting

The original difference between sculpting and statuary art cannot be applied, due to the overlapping occurrence of both terms in contemporary art production. Opposed to the application of materials, as is the case in clay modelling, we will find a form by ablating stone. During the work process of these two-weeks, the participants shall experience that stone is, despite its resistance, also within a brief period, a certainly malleable material, from which an individual form of expression can be developed. Therefore, it is necessary, during the process of finding ideas – figuratively or abstract – to contemplate the required timeframe, in order to facilitate the sculpture’s viability.

The stone’s dimensions are such that they can be manually moved. Each productive step, the usage of tools, from rough cutting and chiseling, to fine sanding, will be conveyed to each participant individually, in every respective situation.

Course Languages

German, English, Italian

Course Material

Sculpting Tools if available, Eye- and Ear Protection, Respiratory Protection

Peter Niedertscheider

Born 1972 in Lienz, lives and works in Lienz, 1995-1990 Studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Sculpting Alfred Hrdlicka, Brigitte Kowanz)