UPDATE: Sculpting Classes At The Butter End

05 Jun 2017, Posted by Kimberly Bailey in Classes

We’re so pleased to report that the first ever live model sculpting class at The Butter End was a huge success! On Sunday, May 28th, students gathered at our studio in Gardena to sculpt a three-dimensional portrait of a live model. Most of the participants had never worked with clay at all before Sunday, but everyone had a great time and produced some spectacular results! Take a look:



We’d like to extend a sincere thanks to everyone who was able to attend. And if you missed out – never fear, because:


We’ll be hosting another class on Sunday, June 25th!


This class will focus on full-figure clay modeling, and will also be designed for students of all levels of experience. Whether you have never worked with clay before, or you are an experienced artist, you will have a great time while learning how to sculpt the human form from a live model. Is this clay edible? Well, no it’s not, but what you will learn is 100% transferable to making you into a better food artist if your regular medium is edible!

Our guest instructor is Peter Zokosky. Kimberly Bailey, the owner of The Butter End, took classes from Peter Zokosky at The Getty. These workshops made such an impact on her own design work and soul that she asked Peter to teach at her studio. We are incredibly fortunate to have such a renowned teacher and acclaimed artist working with us in these small classes. For more about Peter, please see his bio below.



  • Figure Sculpting Class
  • Sunday June 25th, 1pm-5pm
  • The Butter End Cakery, 1910 West Rosecrans Ave. Gardena CA 90249
  • $150; all materials included. Sign up with a friend and you both save 25%!

In this class, a professional model will pose in the nude as Peter walks you through the process of capturing the full human form step by step.  Armature, clay and all sculpting tools provided.  At the end of class you will have a sculpture to take home!  All levels welcome, from first timers through experienced artists.

To register for this class, please call us at 310-943-9241, or drop us a line!





A little bit more about Peter:

Peter Zokosky is a full time working artist who is also the Chairman of the Master of Fine Arts Program at Laguna College of Art and Design.  He’s taught at ArtCenter, Cal. State Long Beach and Otis Art Institute.  Peter is a regular lecturer and teacher at the J. Paul Getty Museum.  He’s been the Artist in Residence at the Getty, the MacNamara Foundation, Ucross Wyoming, and Roswell, New Mexico.  He was recently the artist in residence at the Masterworks museum of Bermuda Art and painted the official portrait of the Former Premier of Bermuda. His Master of Fine Art degree was earned from Otis Art Institute in 1981.  He’s had more than a dozen solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

His work has been featured in many books including:  L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980, The Human Animal in Western Art and Science, and Contemporary Art in Southern California.

There is a documentary film about Peter Zokosky called Under the Skin: the Art of Peter Zokosky.

Zokosky’s paintings are imaginative, quirky, disturbing, beautiful, resonant and memorable.  He’s represented locally at Koplin Del Rio gallery and his work can be seen at

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