Project Description

During this residency, students will learn techniques for building with clay and work as a team to envision and create a one of a kind work of art to be installed in their school or classroom.  Classes can use this as a means to explore themes or concepts they are learning about, to make a piece that reflects the values of your school community, or as an opportunity for students to experience the value of working and thinking with their peers.  Working as a team, we will bring the class’s ideas to life and create a sculpture that can be installed somewhere in the school. 

Final Product

By the end of the residency, we will create a 3D free-standing or hanging wall piece that all the students contribute to, which can be installed somewhere in the school. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to use hand building techniques for working with clay including coiling, pinching, and slipping and scoring.
  • Students will learn about the different stages of ceramics, from working with green clay, bisque, and final glazed work. 
  • Students will learn about working as a team on a collaborative art piece. 

Suggested Grades

  • Appropriate for all grade levels.

Pricing Breakdown

  • 4 visits at 45 minutes each
  • Prep hours: 3 hours per classroom (to glaze and fire student work)
  • Materials: $3.00 per student
  • Travel from Eugene

Nicole was positive, encouraging and kids had a tremendous amount of fun making their pottery!” — Howard Elementary

Why I teach:

“Guiding students to work with their hands, brains and spirits to create original art is both inspiring and rewarding. The fast machine-driven pace of our modern world begs us to slow down, and learning to use our bodies and minds for a creative experience is both nourishing and essential. I am honored to bring my own skills in ceramics to the classroom and continue this ancient tradition of working with clay to create useful and beautiful vessels.” -Nicole Hummel

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