Clay Modeling: From Sketch to Sculpture

ATSUGI, Japan (Apr. 2, 2013) - The clay modeling studio at the Nissan Technical Center in Japan is where imagination starts to become reality. Until it lands a car is nothing more than lines on a designer's sketch. The job of the modeler is to interpret the ideas and to create the curves and angles of the new vehicle.
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Helen Glover (left) and Polly Swann

Helen Glover (left) and Polly Swann

Polly Swann (left) and Helen Glover

Polly Swann (left) and Helen Glover

Nissan Micra (European Model)

Nissan Micra (European Model)

Nissan LEAF at CEATEC Japan 2013 demonstrating Autonomous Drive technology.

Nissan LEAF at CEATEC Japan 2013 demonstrating Autonomous Drive technology.

Nissan LEAF at CEATEC Japan 2013 demonstrating Autonomous Drive technology.

Nissan LEAF at CEATEC Japan 2013 demonstrating Autonomous Drive technology.

Nissan LEAF at CEATEC Japan 2013 demonstrating Autonomous Drive technology.

Nissan LEAF at CEATEC Japan 2013 demonstrating Autonomous Drive technology.

Nissan Motor Company

Nissan Motor Company

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Tests Autonomous Drive at CEATEC

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Tests Autonomous Drive at CEATEC

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Tests Autonomous Drive at CEATEC

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Tests Autonomous Drive at CEATEC

Roel de Vries, Corporate Vice President for Global Marketing

Roel de Vries, Corporate Vice President for Global Marketing

Artist Hiroyuki Masuyama with his lightbox piece Frankfurt-Tokyo

Artist Hiroyuki Masuyama with his lightbox piece Frankfurt-Tokyo

Aiko Miyanaga at her "Letter" installation

Aiko Miyanaga at her "Letter" installation

Miyanaga receives the Grand Prize from Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn

Miyanaga receives the Grand Prize from Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn

The top of the trophy designed by artist Kohei Nawa

The top of the trophy designed by artist Kohei Nawa

Artist Noriko Ambe's "Inner Water"

Artist Noriko Ambe's "Inner Water"

Artist Hiraku Suzuki's "a drawing of time (mammoth tusks)"

Artist Hiraku Suzuki's "a drawing of time (mammoth tusks)"

Nissan LEAF with Driver Assist System to be Tested in Japan

Nissan LEAF with Driver Assist System to be Tested in Japan

Nissan LEAF with Driver Assist System to be Tested in Japan

Nissan LEAF with Driver Assist System to be Tested in Japan

Nissan LEAF with Driver Assist System to be Tested in Japan

Nissan LEAF with Driver Assist System to be Tested in Japan

Senior Vice President Takao Asami

Senior Vice President Takao Asami

Nissan and Tan Chong to Assemble Vehicles in Myanmar

Nissan and Tan Chong to Assemble Vehicles in Myanmar

Office of Vice President U Nyan Tun

Office of Vice President U Nyan Tun

Nissan and Tan Chong to Assemble Vehicles in Myanmar

Nissan and Tan Chong to Assemble Vehicles in Myanmar

Collaboration Between Daimler and Renault-Nissan Advances Globally

Collaboration Between Daimler and Renault-Nissan Advances Globally