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Ms. Burch from Shelby NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Wanna Throw Clay!

My students need the Speedball Clay Boss Pottery Wheel for Ceramics!

  • $977 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am fortunate to be embarking on my first year at Pinnacle, so I don't know a whole lot about the students individually. As a whole, though, I know that our students are responsible, mature, and self-driven learners. I am so excited to be given the opportunity to facilitate their learning as they study Art History, Art Movements, Studio Arts and whatever else their heart desires. I am specifically interested in the Potter's Wheel for my High School students, because the chance to throw pottery and take it through the firing process is a magical experience that I would love all students to have. Next year we will be adding 11th grade, and 12th grade the following year. For this reason, I would love to work on getting a Potter's Wheel in my classroom. We already have an amazing kiln, and I have plans to purchase clay and glazes to work with other methods as much I can, but having the Potter's Wheel would allow SO much more creativity in our class!

My Project

Having a Potter's Wheel in the classroom would allow the students to learn so much about the history, process of culture that surrounds Ceramics. The Wheel would allow my students to practice centering clay, which instills focus and patience that can be carried throughout all their courses. Creating a successful piece on a wheel is difficult, but incredibly rewarding.

There is a whole world out there at our fingertips, and I want my students to be able to "dig in the mud" and experience the cultures of the past, present, and future for themselves!

Starting in the Stone Age, through the Renaissance and even now with commercial and handmade pottery, Ceramics is a long-standing tradition of Art making that I do not want my students to miss!

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
30017-1002 - Speedball Clay Boss Pottery Wheel • Blick Art Materials $658.75 1 $658.75
surcharge • Blick Art Materials $12.00 1 $12.00

Materials cost

$670.75

Vendor shipping charges

$67.08

State sales tax

$52.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$830.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.51

Total project goal

$976.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$976.72

6 Donors

-$488.36

Donations toward project cost

-$415.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.25

match offer

-$488.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$415.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.25

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$0.00

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