Debbie Adamson, president of the Kenai Potters Guild, assists a group of fifth-graders at Soldotna Elementary who are working on pottery projects this week for a fundraiser that will buy new playground equipment for the school on Thursday, in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Debbie Adamson, president of the Kenai Potters Guild, assists a group of fifth-graders at Soldotna Elementary who are working on pottery projects this week for a fundraiser that will buy new playground equipment for the school on Thursday, in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Getting their hands dirty

Students create pottery for school fundraiser

Fifth-grade students from Soldotna Elementary had the opportunity to make their own ceramic bowls with the help of Debbie Adamson, president of the Kenai Potters Guild.

This is the first time Erin Eveland’s class has made pottery. With access to a kiln and Adamson’s help, students are able to make bowls to sell at a fundraiser that the school is hosting to buy a new piece of playground equipment.

Adamson was the school’s librarian for 12 years. She said she’s excited to be back in Soldotna Elementary.

“I just happen to do some clay work and I am thrilled to share it with them,” Adamson said.

The students’ teacher, Eveland, said the students have been enjoying the hands-on project.

“I think they love it,” Eveland said. “I think it’s super exciting for them to make a bowl that they actually get to paint and then take home.”

The students were able to fire their projects in a kiln the school shares with Soldotna Montessori.

“I haven’t had one kid complain,” Adamson said. “It’s just been very fun. They’ve really done a good job. They’re excited to show mom and dad.”

She said parents will have the chance to purchase their student’s bowl at the fundraiser.

President of the Kenai Potters Guild and former Soldotna Elementary School librarian, Debbie Adamson, helps fifth-graders at Soldotna Elementary make ceramic bowls for a fundraiser that will buy buy new playground equipment for the school on Thursday, in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

President of the Kenai Potters Guild and former Soldotna Elementary School librarian, Debbie Adamson, helps fifth-graders at Soldotna Elementary make ceramic bowls for a fundraiser that will buy buy new playground equipment for the school on Thursday, in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Debbie Adamson, president of the Kenai Potters Guild and former Soldotna Elementary School librarian, helps fifth-graders work on making their own ceramic bowls for a fundraiser that will buy new playground equipment for the school on Thursday, in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Debbie Adamson, president of the Kenai Potters Guild and former Soldotna Elementary School librarian, helps fifth-graders work on making their own ceramic bowls for a fundraiser that will buy new playground equipment for the school on Thursday, in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Fifth-graders at Soldotna Elementary school worked on pottery projects with Debbie Adamson, president of the Kenai Potters Guild, for a fundraiser that will buy new playground equipment for the school on Thursday, in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Fifth-graders at Soldotna Elementary school worked on pottery projects with Debbie Adamson, president of the Kenai Potters Guild, for a fundraiser that will buy new playground equipment for the school on Thursday, in Soldotna. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

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