Roman soap sculpture

Romano-British sculpture has often been derided for not being as spectacular as that produced in Greece and Italy but this does not mean it is rubbish! Studying the art of Britain can help us to understand the complex and creative choices made by individuals who were living under Roman rule, which adapted a fascinating mixture of imported forms with distinctive local traditions.

Creating a stone sculpture is expensive, however, and takes a lot of time, space and skill to produce but we can explore the art of sculpting using softer materials such as a bar of soap. Join Sarah Scoppie of the University of Leicester to learn how to create a sculpture out of a bar of soap.

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