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Ms. Yopp from Newark CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Students Need a Pottery Wheel

Help me give my students a pottery wheel and tools so they can learn the art of throwing.

  • $1,277 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students have never had an art class. They are afraid of art but with Ceramics... Clay = Play.

Because clay feels nonthreatening, they are willing to work with it and learn from their experiences and mistakes.

Clay is very forgiving and they enjoy it.

My students come from all different backgrounds but clay brings them together. They learn how to help each other out and we've created a safe learning environment in which they can be creative and silly.

My Project

Help get us a pottery wheel so my students can experience forming functional pieces with their hands. Their hand built pieces tend to be "bumpy and lumpy."

I want to give them the experience of a professional pottery wheel.

I bring my own wheel to school but having another wheel will make it easier to give more students a chance to get on the wheel.

Students will learn how to form cylinders and bowls from centering the clay to trimming the foot on their piece. I have students from all walks of life, including many special needs students. Help me get them on the wheel.

Ms. Yopp
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
30002-0000-Laguna Pacifica Glyde Torc 400 • Blick Art Materials $895.00 1 $895.00
33091-1012-12-Piece Basic Pottery Tool Set • Blick Art Materials $20.60 2 $41.20
32925-0000-Sponge Holder & Sponge - 13" • Blick Art Materials $4.79 2 $9.58
32904-0000-Elephant Ear Sponge - 3"-3 1/2", #3 • Blick Art Materials $3.03 2 $6.06
32925-0100-Replacement Sponge for Sponge Holder • Blick Art Materials $0.87 2 $1.74

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