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.