Help me give my students the experience of learning how to recycling clay. With the pug mill students will understand the beautiful process that these ancient materials go through in becoming ceramics.
AUS is a new middle school in the Minneapolis school district. AUS is welcoming Minneapolis students from 30 different schools throughout the city. Our middle school students come from culturally diverse backgrounds and are a part of the south Minneapolis community that had been through so much in the past year. Despite enduring, the pandemic, distant learning, the murder of George Floyd and all the changes in the district, our students are smart, dedicated, resilient, and creative. These brilliant youth are passionate about art and developing their creativity.
This fall I will be launching our new ceramics program at our school. So far we have managed to collect enough equipment to have a fully functioning clay studio. The one big piece of equipment that we are still missing is a pug mill. The pug mill is a clay mixer that allows you to reuse dried-out clay. Over time having the pug mill will help our school save money.
Adding a pug mill to our clay studio will also help teach our students the value of recycling and the beautiful process that these ancient materials go through in becoming ceramic objects.
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