A class to teach students how to sculpt animals in clay will be taught at the Cowee Pottery School beginning Monday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. The class will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for two weeks, break for two weeks as the critters dry and get bisque fired, then meet for another week to glaze their pieces. The registration fee for the 27-hour class is $198.
Hank Shuler, one of the founding ceramists of Cowee Pottery School, and an accomplished sculptor, will teach the class. The founder of Southwestern Community College’s master pottery certificate program, Shuler has been working in clay for a number of years.
Students need not have any experience in sculpting or pottery to participate in the class. For that matter, participants need not have experience in painting or drawing animals.
“A different skill set is necessary for sculpture versus pottery, and for two-dimensional versus three-dimensional work. People are oftentimes amazed at how easily they take to sculpture,” said Shuler.