STA CERAMICS CLASS IS TRULY A COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
The Visual Art Department at Saint Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School is the grateful recipient of equipment from Kim Zabbia and the Art Station in Ponchatoula. A kiln, to be used in the newly-added Ceramics Class, was recently delivered to campus, as well as a pottery wheel with supplies.
Many STA parents were also a part of making the dream of a Ceramics Class into a reality. Brannon and Stacie Forrest (Madison Forrest ’15) made a donation at the end of last school year to get the project off the ground. Frank Deffes (Shelby and Patricia Todd ’17) completed the electrical hookups. David Hammond (Taylor Hammond ’15) and Florida Parish Industries assisted with transporting the kiln, as well as with welding repairs.
The Ceramics Class has 17 students enrolled this school year. They have recently finished their pinched pots and coiling projects, which are ready for a bisque fire in the kiln. Currently, the class is creating clay animals by hand. “They are really excited about seeing their pottery be fired in the kiln,” said Art teacher Amanda Mars, “and to see the transformation that will take place from beginning to finished project.”