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Mr. Brandon from Bridgeport CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Blue Glaze and Good Detail Oriented Clay; Hooray!

Help me give my students the Blue Glaze that will keep our colors flowing and the fine detail hand building Clay we need to continue productivity.

  • $282 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students represent in an urban school. In The Ceramics Studio, they are experiencing values which enable a "good studio experience" through a "hand-building" studio. America's schools need "hands-on" activities that bring STEAM to reality. Our students arrive here with diverse cultural backgrounds, from regions of global concern; frequently with limited communications skills. The studio is an opportunity to expand a student's functional modalities in a less restrictive environment.

My students benefit from my interpretations of Maria Montessori's principles.

I present standard studio "norms" accumulated through experiences in studios, as student and teacher, as well as experiences from UWO & NYU as a studio supervisor and Graduate Assistant. My students arrive with diverse perspectives and expectations. I seek to find their true individual expressions, free from strict expectation in a receptive environment. Their respect is thus brought out as they learn to use their studio. Studio productivity has risen from 800 to 1006 to 1300 and now 1649 projects in a year without a working kiln for the 4th quarter.

My Project

This blue glaze and clay will be put to good use, respected, and recycled to prevent waste. My students represent in an urban setting. In The Ceramics Studio, they are experiencing values which enable a "good studio experience" through a "hand-building" studio. Schools need "hands-on" activities that bring STEAM to reality experientially. Our students have highly diverse cultural backgrounds, frequently with diverse communications skills. We encourage an understanding of "process" as enabling the student to creatively explore. Through this means the studio is an opportunity to expand a student's functional modalities in a less restrictive environment. We have a focused campaign to re-cycle all unused Clay and Glaze in our studio, which adds valued emphasis on the quality of our materials, and the student's responsibility to manage the materials with respect for their quality.

My students benefit from my interpretations of Maria Montessori's principles.

We use standard studio "norms" accumulated through experiences in studios, as on going student and director, and from UWO & NYU as a studio supervisor and Graduate Assistant. My students arrive with diverse perspectives and expectations. They find their true individual expressions, free from strict expectation in a receptive environment. Their respect is thus brought out as they learn to use their studio. Studio productivity has risen from 800 to 1006 to 1300 and now 1649 projects in a year without a working kiln for 1 quarter.

Students learn to see value in time spent manipulating our materials and transforming them through our process. As they explore their ability to form and shape, they experience the transformation of clay to soft stone and hardened colored glass. The work is genuinely theirs, and while naturally engaged with variable care, the results are of notable wonder as they occur.

Mr. Brandon
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CLAY HI-FIRE STONEWARE WHITE 38 50 POUNDS • School Specialty $26.05 5 $130.25
GLAZE TEACHERS CHOICE TC-21 BLUE GAL • School Specialty $57.64 1 $57.64

Materials cost

$187.89

Vendor shipping charges

$18.79

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$239.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.26

Total project goal

$281.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$281.76

2 Donors

-$281.76

Donations toward project cost

-$239.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.26

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$0.00

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