Who would have thought the stallion on a Steve Miller Band Greatest Hits CD could inspire a lard sculpture? Holly Sopel, 21, thought it could. On Thursday, she and other students with CNC’s one-year culinary arts program were busy turning slabs of lard into works of art. For Lana Gren, 22, of Hazelton it was an opportunity to mould her favourite Disney character Tinker Bell. Melissa Sheppard, 17, from Kelly Road Secondary school used a cat ornament as a guide to help her make a much larger lard sculpture.
“The hardest part was shaping the styrofoam base, then you have to wrap the lard around it before you begin the sculpture,” she said. Some of the finishing work is done with ceramics tools, the rest is done by hand.
Some of the other sculptures in the room made from the “fat of the land” included ballroom dancers, a Chinese “figurine,” Daffy Duck and a friendly dragon which Matt Peever was repairing for a fellow student after the sculpture became a little lopsided. The students were busy with their creations all day Thursday and today (Friday) they will be on display off the Atrium at the College of New Caledonia.