Friday, January 15, 2010

Seagrove Potters teach Students in Greensboro

From the DigTriad

Students Make Pottery To Help 'Pennies For Peace' Mission

Greensboro, NC -- Students at a local school got their hands dirty for a good cause Wednesday afternoon.

Potters from Seagrove showed middle schoolers at Day School how to make their own cups from scratch. It's all part of the school's Artist in Residence Program. The cups will be glazed, fired, and auctioned off for the Pennies For Peace program.

But administrator Ed Dickinson says the whole process adds to the learning experience. "This week of course is the production time and the experience with the potters, and then with all the work that they're doing in art here, they'll learn the process of finishing the cups, and then promoting and marketing them so they can be sold on auction."

Last year students raised a $1,000 for Pennies for Peace by collecting spare change. This year, they hope to double that total. The program is based on the book 'Three Cups of Tea' by Greg Mortenson which all the students have read.

The money helps build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Read an account about this expereince at Whynot Pottery Blog.

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