Walpole Public Schools Tile Projects

For more than a decade, Potters Place potters have been visiting 5th grade classrooms in many of the Walpole Public Schools. Working with the art teachers, Potters Place potters instruct multifaceted lessons with clay to develop students’ critical-thinking skills, creative confidence, hands-on skills, visual literacy, and self esteem. Using clay as their medium, students learn how to create three dimensional tiles from their two dimensional artwork. They add and subtract clay to create their tile, then add detail with colorful glazes. Tiles are completed in the Potters Place kilns and returned to school for display. 

Potters Place potters Susan Brum and Lisa Walker worked with art teacher, Marcia Marinelli at Boyden Elementary School in February. They were joined by a cast of helpful parent volunteers to instruct the entire 5th grade (60 students!) in the cafeteria. Potters Place potters Susan Brum and Debbie McCarty will be at Elm Street Elementary and Old Post Road in March.  
Potters Place, a not for profit pottery school and cooperative studio, has a mission statement that includes sharing their love of clay with surrounding communities. Working with the Walpole Public Schools, students, teachers and artists are impacted by the knowledge shared collaboratively.

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