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Sculpting with Ruth

  • High Country Ceramic Arts 552 US Highway 19E Burnsville, North Carolina (map)

Sculpting With Ruth


Saturdays 10:30 am - 2:00pm.

Four 3.5 hour sessions.

This class is devoted to sculpting, and will cover:

The basics of hollow-form sculpture

Pinching, coiling, and joinery

Use of basic sculpting tools

Storage basics

We will make simple forms that are sound and functional. Please think about compact forms such as gnomes, mushrooms, mermaids, toads, hedgehogs, seated birds, salamanders, beetles, snails, turtles, etc. More than one sculpture may be made!


Course structure:

Jan 19- Feb 2: The first three classes will be spent building our sculptures.

Feb 9 & 16: We will take a two-week to allow time for our pieces to dry and be bisque fired.

Feb 23: We will spend this week glazing, staining, and or painting our pieces.

Pieces will be fired to cone - 6 oxidation.

March 2: Our final week will be a critique and party! We’ll see how our pieces turned out and learn from each other.

Please email instructor Ruth Fischer Rutkowsky with any questions about the course.

Instructor website:

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