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

Clay For Creative Students

Help me give my students the clay they need to develop skills in hand building and throwing on the potters wheel in Ceramics class.

  • $860 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are an urban high school where there is a lack of necessary materials and resources for our students to thrive. Our neighborhood is high poverty and we are considered to be one of the most challenging schools in our area. I have taught here for 17 years and enjoy the creative spirit of my students.

Over the years I have had the pleasure of seeing my students discover talents they never knew they had.

I strive to expose them to as many diversified artistic experiences as I can.

My Project

The clay will be used to teach my students how to hand build by pinching, coiling, rolling out slabs, and throwing on the potters wheel. Students learn these skills in Ceramics I and then move on into Ceramics II where they work on a more independent level and design and create their own pieces. Once students learn these clay building skills they are able to create forms which bring their ideas to life. They learn the ceramic process beginning with modeling the clay to the final glazing.

Having this necessary resource in Ceramics class keeps students engaged and motivated to come to school.

Students often tell me they were going to stay home but came to school because they wanted to work on their project. It is important to have resources to engage students in class and to help them have good attendance at the same time.

Mrs. F.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CLAY LOW FIRE EARTHENWARE RED 50 POUNDS • School Specialty $20.94 30 $628.20

Materials cost

$628.20

Vendor shipping charges

$62.82

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$730.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$128.90

Total project goal

$859.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$859.34

1 Donor

-$859.34

Donations toward project cost

-$730.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$128.90

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$0.00

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