Lifting up through learning

by Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc.
Vetted
Aug 15, 2012

New Class Black Ceramics

Learning the technique
Learning the technique

WNP is creating a new skill opportunity with the start of the Black Ceramic class. Students started by learning how to work with clay, making every single piece shaped without a spinning pottery wheel, just by hand and with manual inexpensive tools. The most challenging part comes at the end when the pieces needed to be fired in order to turn them black. The group had excellent results as all the pieces they made survived the firing process.  When you are a beginner ceramic student, it is not easy to get it just right. Saturday after the hard work to fire the pieces, participants were happy and felt very proud of their special ceramic art.  Special thanks to Norma Dolores Rodriguez, mother of Lizbeth, who kindly shared with the group her experience about making black ceramics. 

Thank you to all who are helping the Learning Center Classes to continue, it's very important to the students who are able to make a product and earn some income for daily living.  

We thank you.

Making black ceramics
Making black ceramics
The firing process of black ceramics
The firing process of black ceramics
Firing the pieces
Firing the pieces
Black Ceramic class participants
Black Ceramic class participants
The finished products
The finished products

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Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc.

Location: Stevens Point, WI - USA
Website: http:/​/​wnp.uwsp.edu
Project Leader:
Amy Wiza
Program Director
Stevens Point, WI United States

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