A Chat with Sip and Sculpt
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
In NYC, you never know what to expect. That's why at Sip 'n Sculpt, we aim for art to imitate NYC life. There are no rules or pre-determined sculptures to make, just a weekly theme and visual sparks for inspiration. Expert sculptors and teachers are readily available to guide you through developing your ideas and realizing your personal vision. Our philosophy is simple: individual process leads to individual product, ensuring each participant will enjoy a unique sculpting experience.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Participants receive their own sculpting kit which also serves as a takeaway container. We use high quality, non-toxic, brand name clays and compounds. The air dry materials are not archival and are meant as practice for the archival clays included in the kits. We encourage experimentation with materials, so we always have extra on hand. Also provided is a theme-related exhibit of images and objects for additional inspiration.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The idea for Sip ‘n Sculpt came about as a simple question. What will you create? We aim to put the mystique back into art, not take it away through formulaic, step-by-step instruction. The meditative nature of clay lends itself to participants enjoying a more exploratory, immersive experience. This is why we answer with a low-key instructional approach. Participants can also relax and enjoy dinner, drinks, and socializing if they so choose, or create something completely off-theme. This is no rules sculpting!
What do you love most about your job?
I absolutely love seeing people surprise themselves and us with their creations, and realize their personal visions through art. I love that Sip ‘n Sculpt offers an outlet for that journey. The end product always tells a story and is an instant conversation piece. The fun, light, and relaxing nature of sipping and sculpting at a cool venue, and the process of physically creating a three-dimensional work of art is the best part of it.