A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of teaching three 5th grade art classes at Smithfield Elementary on how to make a hanging wall vase. Each student had their own style with some very minimal texturing of the slabs and others went all out and stamped like crazy. I was amazed by some of the students that had an obvious artistic talent. I few days ago I received photos of the finished product. I hope the students enjoyed the day as much as I did.
The teacher Sarah Lindberg has my total respect as I watched her teach three first grade classes while I rolled out slabs each day, then she helped me with the 5th grade classes.
Last week I glazed pieces for three galleries. In addition I made a few pieces for my show stock. These three vases along with many other nice pieces will be taken to the Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Festival on May 14th.