The stunning realistic human sculptures created by Amelia Rowcroft have certainly set her apart from the rest of her. With over 20 years of experience in figurative sculpture, she makes various human figures, busts, and heads and shares her skills in teaching the classical techniques of portrait sculpture.
Rowcroft’s strength lies in creating stunningly realistic fine art portraiture and figurative sculpture. It comes as no surprise to her that the film industry and the world’s leading wax museums, including Madame Tussauds, have hired her to create sculptures for them. Today, she is an established name in the world of sculpture.
Rowcroft was fascinated with art from her childhood. After leaving Central St. Martins, London, UK, she enrolled at the Wimbledon School of Art (now Wimbledon College of Arts). After graduation, she joined the Florence Academy of Art, an American art school in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. After this, she started working as a freelance sculptor.
During this time, Rowcroft met other artists who, despite being excellent sculptors, had no business in sculpting humans. According to her, achieving the likeness of a person is only possible with knowledge of human anatomy and associated basic techniques. Of course, there are art schools that teach this form of sculpting, but these traditional skills can be difficult and expensive. This discouraged most from attending regular classes or taking residential courses.
The ignorance of even established sculptors in the sculpture of human figures opened a window of opportunity for Rowcroft. She devised an alternative way of teaching portrait sculpting, where students can learn at their own pace and fit their schedules. This resulted in her online course called Strong Foundations.
This course provides an experience as close to sculpture as being with Rowcroft in her studio. The system consists of all the tips and techniques she has learned over the years. Today, she is helping many aspiring sculptors by sharing her skills online. Her creations can be seen on her Instagram page, where she has more than 54,000 followers.
Amelia Rowcroft Sculpture