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At Potterville pottery, we pride ourselves on being a resource for public, private, and residential schools. We can serve as both a field-trip destination or as visiting artisans.
The educational projects we have been involved with range from classes visiting our site to our potters visiting schools to advise and help with special projects. During field trips students work on the wheel and make pinch pots and tiles. We have also visited schools to assist students in creating a mosaic of personalized tiles, which are later hung to commemorate the time the graduating class spent there.
During school events, sometimes we are asked to speak about the care, firing, and recycling of clay and about glaze. We include some information about the origins of the art of pottery, as well. The information is presented in an interactive fashion, so kids enjoy it. The presentation is 20 - 30 minutes long.
We try to work with schools regarding their “wish list” and their budget and design a program that meets their approval.