Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Potter's Wheel

Andrea Opland, Saline High School Senior, would like to continue exploring ceramics after taking Pottery I with Ms. Koppleman. I ran into Andrea a few weeks ago after school practicing the art of the cylindrical form. She said that she was very frustrated at first when learning how to center the clay, but then was able to get the hang of it with a lot of practice. At the time I spoke with her she had only been throwing for about a week and I could see her excitement and determination for the potter's wheel.

Students from Ms. Koppleman's art room will be holding wheel throwing demonstrations at the Spring Arts Festival. We encourage you to check out the dedication that students like Andrea put forth to learn about the challenges the potter's wheel can bring.

1 comment:

  1. While I was in high school I took 6 ceramics courses. I am going into my second year of college as an Art Education major with a minor in ceramics. I am so happy to see that other high schools are offering an individual ceramics class, rather than a mix of medias in one class. I recently learned that due to budget cuts for school districts, the high school that I attended is forced to close the doors on it's art department for the 2011 school year. I hope that this does not happen to other schools and am glad to see that this fascinating and much needed art form is still alive. Keep up the great work, Saline High School and Ms. Koppleman!