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My Favs from Student Work (with links to their pages)

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Picking my one top favorite piece by each of my students (who have been students for a while) is nearly impossible. So here is 1-2 images from my top 10 for them, with a link (each name) to their pages so you can see larger versions and more of their very special creations, and read their testimonials. Enjoy!   Olga   Tonya   Elaine   Mia Marty Eri Rebecca   Kim Danielle Linda Stacy   Travora   Scott Amey

2018-2019 students: Susanne, Mimi & Trish, Will & Dina

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Susanne joined us in July 2019. Pottery is a welcome break from her job as a school nurse. These are her first bowls. Sweet. Mimi and Trish  came 3 times, early 2018. This is (some of) what they made: Will and Dina came the first half of the year, 2019. Will was a senior in high school. He wanted to make gifts for all his teachers for the many past years of helping him. He did well, considering he is legally blind. Below is some of the many bowls/cups that they made as a team. Both threw, trimmed, and glazed. Most of the pots were purple to go with Will's school colors, but they tried a couple of other color combinations too. "Deb has helped me improve my ceramic skills and  I have been able to make beautiful pieces under her guidance!" -  Will Below, Will is using a stutter tool to add texture to some bowls after trimming the foot. "My teenager signed up for lessons with Deb and I decided to join in.  Deb has been an excellent teacher

Marty and Eri

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Marty  joined us Feb. 2019.  Marty is an adult child of an artist friend of mine in town. My friend told Marty about my classes.    Above, Marty is throwing a round vase and  putting underglaze over leaves that she imprinted then removed,  on a cheese plate wedding gift for a friend.   Here's the finished plate  with "meant to brie" cheese knife also dated with friends' wedding date: The hole is to hang it on the wall. Marty told her friend and colleague,  Eri,  about the classes. Eri joined us in March 2019.   Eri is  trimming a bowl and carving designs in an underglaze layer on a bowl. Finished bowl below with the yellow middle: "Pottery class with Deb is a great creative outlet that I look forward to every week! I like that Deb is willing to be as hands on or hands off as you want her to be -  she is always available to guide you or lend a hand,  but also gives you enough space to find your own c