You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


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!

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Burch is requesting.

See our finances

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


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


6 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Shelby","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4655179],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":2708436,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":60,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Burch","authorIds":{"4655179":{"owner":"Ms. Burch","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[2708436],"proposalHash":"1514870048","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20979717,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":4655179,"schoolCounty":"Cleveland","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}