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Mrs. Lang
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 21 donors
  • $0 still needed

Ceramic Students Need Sgraffito Tools

My students need underglazes and ceramic tools to create beautifully detailed pieces of ceramic art.

My Students

My students are amazing, diverse, creative, and hungry to learn. They come from all walks of life to throughout the Detroit metro area to receive an education at our high school. In addition to being highest need, we have a large LGBTQ community. My school offers performance and visual art every day to help our students grow creatively and emotionally. As a result of this, our students, who would be outcasts at a traditional public school, thrive and feel at home.

My Project

Sgraffito means "to scratch" in Italian. It is a ceramic technique that has been used by various cultures the world over. Using the sgraffito tools, students will also be able to carve designs into It will also allow me to teach students about ceramic artwork created by different cultures over different periods of time. Slump and drape molds will allow students to create beautiful functional pieces such as plates and bowls.

This school year, we have encouraged our ceramic arts students to get creative and begin using underglazes to create beautifully carved coil and slab vessels.

Sgraffito tools and new underglazes will allow students to develop their skills further and create more intricately designed pieces of ceramic artwork.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
30411-0129: Amaco Lead-Free Velvet Underglazes Classroom Pack - Set of 12, 16 oz • Blick Art Materials $230.16 1 $230.16
32962-1008: Amaco Drape Mold - 8" x 8", 8" Square Slump • Blick Art Materials $50.99 1 $50.99
Ceramic Sgraffito Tools Set of 3 • Nasco $4.76 10 $47.60
30317-1063: Kemper Wire Loop Sgraffito Tool • Blick Art Materials $3.11 15 $46.65
30391-1010: Mayco Slump and Hump Mold - 7 1/2"L x 4"W x 1"H, Rectangle • Blick Art Materials $27.19 1 $27.19
30391-1020: Mayco Slump and Hump Mold - 7"L x 5 1/2"W x 1 3/4"H, Oval • Blick Art Materials $27.19 1 $27.19
30391-1040: Mayco Slump and Hump Mold - 5 3/4"L x 1"H, Square • Blick Art Materials $27.19 1 $27.19
30391-1030: Mayco Slump and Hump Mold - 5 3/4" Diameter x 2 1/4"H, Circle • Blick Art Materials $27.19 1 $27.19
AMACO Velvet Underglaze V318 Rose Pint Jar • Nasco $15.08 1 $15.08
AMACO Velvet Underglaze V321 Lilac Pint Jar • Nasco $14.92 1 $14.92
30411-8106: Amaco Lead-Free Velvet Underglaze - Chocolate Brown, 16 oz • Blick Art Materials $13.78 1 $13.78
30411-1016: Amaco Lead-Free Velvet Underglaze - White, 16 oz • Blick Art Materials $13.78 1 $13.78
30411-2046: Amaco Lead-Free Velvet Underglaze - Jet Black, 16 oz • Blick Art Materials $13.78 1 $13.78
30411-1536: Amaco Lead-Free Velvet Underglaze - Ivory Beige, 16 oz • Blick Art Materials $13.78 1 $13.78
AMACO Velvet Underglaze V327 Turquoise Blue Pint Jar • Nasco $13.72 1 $13.72
AMACO Velvet Underglaze V333 Avocado Pint Jar • Nasco $13.48 1 $13.48
AMACO Velvet Underglaze V343 Chartreuse Pint Jar • Nasco $13.48 1 $13.48

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