This month’s Student Showcase display in the Hickman County High School Library featured clay sculptures created by Melinda Paul’s middle school students. To conclude this month-long focus on sculpture, pottery, and ceramics, the high school library recently hosted local artist and Arts Council member Danny Whitlock.
Since retiring fifteen years ago, Mr. Whitlock has developed his interest in throwing pottery and is now quite accomplished at his craft. During this school presentation, Whitlock shared his creative process with students. One student asked, “How long does it take to make one piece of pottery start to finish?” Whitlock explained that with drying and firing times, it can take “about a week.”
After the presentation, student Ramsey Crider won the door prize, a tub of air dry clay and a paint set sponsored by the Hickman County Arts Council.